Volunteer Advocate

  • VO85546
  • 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. works to end the ignorance, injustice and neglect faced by people with the chronic neurological condition myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.), sometimes diagnosed as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS, or M.E./CFS)

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Restrictions

Experience required: - 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: None at present.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Pre-arranged travel expenses paid once a month into volunteer account.
Training details: 3 2-hour session online backed up by videos and other resources to use at home.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.