Want to do your bit but not sure where to start? Your time is 

one of the most valuable gifts you can give.

People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding. We want to ensure deaf awareness and basic sign language training for ‘front-line’ maternity staff and implement simple measures to ensure that communication needs are met. To achieve that we call midwives and maternity workers to become the Deaf Nest Champions. So, we can ensure that all maternity units have at least one ‘front-line’ member of staff who has been formally trained in deaf awareness.