Work or Volunteer for us

We always need volunteers to help us run our activities and workshops. Find out more about volunteering opportunities and work opportunities.

Deaf-initely Women is supported by deaf and hard of hearing volunteers. Many of the activities would
not be possible without our volunteers.

Volunteer with us!

There are so many ways you can help deaf and hard of hearing women in Derby and Derbyshire. 

Here are some examples, you could:
– share your experiences or knowledge with other deaf and hard of hearing women in a group or one to one.
– befriend other deaf and hard of hearing women
– provide admin support in our office
– help with home visits
– help our staff and events
– help with fundraising

We always need help spreading the word about Deaf-initely women in the local community.
We also need you to raise deaf awareness generally.
If you want to get involved in any of these activities, please contact us.


Are you interested in volunteering?

Would you like to help deaf and hard of hearing women in Derby and Derbyshire?  

Fill out this form and we will contact you.

How would you like to help us? Here are some examples of how you can help, you could:

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Job Vacancies

Part-time Social Connector Co-ordinator    (17.5 hours a week)
Salary: £10,000 for 17.5 hours a week until 31.1.2023

Fixed term until 31.1.2023 with a possible extension subject to securing new funding.

  • Deaf-initely Women is currently recruiting a part-time Social Connector Co-ordinator to recruit, train and support 18 deaf female sessional workers to work with 180 deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing women who are socially or digitally isolated.

    The postholder will be expected to:

    • Recruit and interview sessional workers
    • Arrange DBS checks for sessional workers
    • Induct, train, support and supervise sessional workers, including developing and delivering training to our peers.
    • Allocate referrals appropriate to each district of Derbyshire and Derby city.
    • Maintain Sessional workers’ safety at all times.
    • Encourage internal and external referrals from Adult Social Care, public and voluntary sector organisations.

      Download Job/Personal Specification pack here
      Download your Job Application Form here (Word)
      Download your Job Application Form here (PDF)

      Closing date: 30th September 2021, 5pm.

      Interview date is being planned for
      Friday 8th October 2021

      BSL interpreters, speech to text and loop system
      will be provided on the day

      For more information/send the application email to:


Deaf/hard of hearing female tutors to teach:

  • Cooking on a budget (to include budgeting skills and use of widgets)
  • Lipreading (to teach lipreading. The tutor must be ATLA qualified)

Both roles require one of the following:

  • Qualified teaching qualification
  • Diploma in Education award or
  • City and Guilds Training the trainer qualification).

For more information email at:


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