Interests

  • Black and Minority Ethnic Communities
  • Community Engagement
  • Crime, Victims and Offenders
  • Disability
  • Health and Social Care
  • Homeless and Housing
  • Mental Health
  • Older People

Activities

  • Advice and information
  • Fundraising and Finance
  • Legal work
  • Support and Befriending

Advocacy now is a small, active charity supporting vulnerable and marginalised people to speak up in decisions affecting their lives.  We support people to make informed choices and ensure that their voices are heard, ie local authority, DWP and courts.  The issues we work on include health, care and support, money and benefits and housing.  We support adults living with dementia and their carers.  Ultimately, we seek to empower people to take control of their own lives and become self-advocates.  Advocacy can be life changing and witnessing the transformation that we can help bring in people’s lives inspires us to expand the reach of our work and try to help more people in need.  Volunteers are a key part of this and will, with training and mentoring, visit people in need and work with them to make their voice heard, resolve their issues and achieve a better quality of life.

Minimum commitment 3hrs every 2 weeks 

Full training given 

What skills do I need?

You will need to be a good listener, calm and friendly with good social skills.  Some admin and IT skills would be good but we provide lots of training to support people to succeed.

Interests

  • Black and Minority Ethnic Communities
  • Community Engagement
  • Crime, Victims and Offenders
  • Disability
  • Health and Social Care
  • Homeless and Housing
  • Mental Health
  • Older People

Activities

  • Advice and information
  • Fundraising and Finance
  • Legal work
  • Support and Befriending

Details

  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Ongoing support; Health and Safety Policy
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 03/09/2021

End Date: 05/09/2022

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