Citizen Advocate (16-older adults) Community Project

  • VO87613
  • Home-based volunteering


There are, unfortunately, many vulnerable adults across West Fife. Our volunteers are matched with partners to provide support & friendship to those who need a voice. If you have time to

-Listen to someone in need

-Help them understand their choices

-Enjoy social time together

then your commitment would go a very long way in helping someone vulnerable.

We match volunteers with partners based on interests, personality, location etc. Whether it’s a blether over coffee, a game of pool, or a walk in the park, our volunteers and their partners choose the activities they do together (of course, following current Covid-19 guidelines). We are here to provide both initial training and ongoing support.

Citizen Advocacy is both challenging and rewarding. Volunteers come from all walks of life but have one thing in common – the desire to help give someone a voice.

Organisation aims and objectives

We create citizen Advocacy Partnerships by matching responsible local citizens with people who are vulnerable in some way. We aim for these partnerships to be long-term, but also we provide crisis advocates in cases of urgent need. Through our work we aim to help build a fairer community. Where people with a learning disability, physical disability or mental health issue are able to speak out and have their voice heard.











Experience required: We look for ordinary responsible people, with a positive attitude towards vulnerable people. They need to be able to put across the wishes of their Advocacy Partner, be patient, a good listener and willing to make an open ended friendship.
Travel details: This is a flexible opportunity with no set days, times or schedules. Volunteers and their partners can determine their needs and where to meet, which varies by partnership. Due to Covid-19, many of our partnerships keep in touch through calling, texting or video calls, as well as in person when possible.
Minimum age: 16


Training details: Induction will consist of 1:1 training with staff member & group training with other volunteers – training currently all provided online. Ongoing training on offer on a regular basis as relevant. Support always available as needed from a named staff member with regular review meetings for support.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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