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Otermans Institute - Sign Language Champion

Details of the Charity:

Otermans Institute (OI) provides transferable and employability skills training to some of the more disadvantaged students in ten countries globally including Iraq, Nepal, Bangladesh, and India. We are also contracted with local governments and currently impact 30,000+ pupils in the region.

Physical training has taken a back foot due to COVID-19, but OI continues supporting students weekly through live digital sessions. Through this, we are supporting learners who are forced out of school due to the pandemic, those who are in extremely remote locations, and those who have been affected by violence and warlike refugees in United Nations camps.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

We at Otermans Institute are currently developing a process to support students with hearing impairments when over 7 million people in the UK alone suffer from severe hearing disabilities. We are urgently looking for students who know sign language to support us with this. The role is varied and up to individual volunteers’ strengths and interests. However, some common support tasks include actively working on deciphering sign language, data collection, data cleaning, and for some volunteers working with our sign AI model.

Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of British Sign Language

Additional Benefits:

  • All volunteers receive detailed internal training
  • Volunteering Hours go towards the Brunel Volunteers Awards

  • Interested? Apply below:
    Please note '*' denotes mandatory fields
  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the UK
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?
  • Would you like to sign-up for a weekly volunteering Newsletter?