Advocate

  • VO85525
  • Home-based volunteering


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.

Are you a good listener with an empathetic, professional and methodical approach? Do you have two hours a week to support vulnerable adults with myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.)/chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)? Action for M.E.’s UK-wide advocacy service, expanding in Scotland, 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 and more. Full training, support and supervision provided by our experienced, friendly team.

Organisation aims and objectives

Action for M.E. aims to improve the lives of people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) through campaigning, providing information, advice and support and promoting public education and research into the disease. Works across the UK.

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Restrictions

Travel details: At volunteer’s home using computer/laptop/tablet and phone. We will provide SIM card for phone.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Online 3 sessions of 2 hours spaced out over a number of weeks. We will offer further training and development and on-going support.

Last updated 2 months ago