Volunteer Advocate

  • VO85376


Description

Seeking empathic, professional volunteers to support vulnerable adults with M.E./CFS by phone/online, to understand their rights and make informed choices. Two hours a week; full advocacy training and supervision provided.

Do you have two hours a week to support vulnerable adults with M.E./Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Action for M.E.’s advocacy service, supports adults with M.E./CFS to understand their rights, make informed choices, and have their views and wishes heard and respected, dealing with issues including health, social care, housing and employment. You’ll work entirely online/by phone to meet and represent clients, agree an action plan, undertake research, contact professionals. Training & Support.

You will be supporting and representing people with M.E./CFS on an issue where they are finding it hard to have their views, wishes or needs heard; providing an independent and confidential service; helping people with M.E./CFS understand their rights and options; helping people with M.E./CFS make informed choices

Organisation aims and objectives

Our vision is a world without M.E. Our mission is empowering people with M.E. to fulfil their potential and secure the care and support they need, while working towards a greater understanding of the illness and ultimately a cure. Alongside providing targeted information, support and advice to children, young people and adults with M.E., we offer peer-support services that reduce the isolation that so often comes with M.E. We work closely with professionals and policy-makers to improve access to appropriate care and support services, and collborate with scientists, patients and clinicians to move biomedical research forward, including funding PhD studentships and co-leading DecodeME, the world's largest M.E. DNA study.

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Restrictions

Experience required: You will be able to support someone in an empathetic, professional manner; communicate clearly and be a good listener; work in a person-centred and empowering way; research, record, and share information clearly and accurately; understand and interpret information from policies, processes and rights-based documents; use IT systems such as word processing, internet, emails, video calling, and case management databases; follow best practice guidance and Action for M.E.’s policies and procedures.
Travel details: Home based
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses agreed in advance and paid into volunteer’s bank account once a month
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 months ago

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