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Daymien’s Volunteer Story

Volunteering can be really fun and is easy to do. Check out what Daymien got up to when he volunteered with National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS).

All about me

My name’s Daymien.  I am 23 years old and have been deaf since birth. I have a moderate and profound hearing loss. This means I can hear better in one ear than the other ear.

I went to a deaf school when I was younger then went to a high school that has a Deaf Unit.

After 2 years, I moved to a school with hearing friends in my local town.

The support there was better because I got special support in classes from a Teacher of the Deaf.

What is volunteering?

Volunteering is when you spend some of your time helping others or your community. As a volunteer, you might help a charity or organisation make things better for others.

A lot of people volunteer for causes or charities that are important to them.

There are lots of ways you can volunteer. For example, helping at events, supporting other people or improving your community.

Volunteering with NDCS!

When I was at school, I volunteered with National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS).

I went to loads of events with deaf young people. I also met lots of other deaf volunteers!
As a volunteer, I got involved with the work NDCS does and helped in lots of different ways.

This included going on Roadshow visits.

The Roadshow is a big purple bus that goes to schools and events to share information about deafness. I got to join the team and help them deliver workshops.

I also got the chance to visit the Scottish Government.

We went to talk about how being deaf can affect everyday life. This meant topics like going to school or to work. We talked about what we can do to make things better and easier for deaf people like me!

The Roadshow Bus

Why volunteering is important to me!

I have gained so many skills and experiences through of volunteering. There are lots of benefits you can get from helping others.

As a volunteer, you can:

  • Make new friends
  • Have lots of fun
  • Help other people
  • Try out new things
  • Gain lots of different skills

Want to know more?

If you are interested in volunteering there’s lots of ways you can get involved!

Click below to find out more…

If you have any questions or want more information email us at: cyp@ndcs.org.uk.

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National Deaf Children's Society

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Helpline: 0808 800 8880

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