Volunteer Advocate

  • VO85560
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

Do you have two hours a week to support vulnerable adults with M.E./Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)? Are you a good listener with an empathetic, professional and methodical approach?

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. The Volunteer Advocate will work entirely online/by phone to meet and represent clients, agree an action plan, undertake research, and contact professionals.

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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Flexible - can be arranged with the volunteer.

Frequency and commitment details

Action for M.E. would prefer that volunteers can commit to at least 3 months in their volunteer role.

Restrictions

Experience required: -Able to support someone in an empathetic, professional manner -Able to communicate clearly and 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: At volunteer’s home using volunteer's own computer/laptop/tablet and phone.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Pre agreed travel expenses paid monthly on production of expenses form and receipts (paid into volunteer's bank account)
Training details: We will offer 3 x 2 hour training sessions, as well as on-going skills development and supervision.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 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.