Volunteer Advocates

  • VO87857
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

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.

For more information please contact Avril McLean, Advocacy Senior Practitioner – Scotland at email: avril.mclean@actionforme.org.uk or tel.: 07753247099.

Organisation aims and objectives

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.

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Flexible times available. All help is greatly appreciated.

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: At home opportunity using volunteer’s own computer and phone. We provide a SIM card for the phone.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Agreed travel expenses for any public transport and mileage at .45p
Training details: Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. Includes online 3 training sessions of 2 hours spaced out over a number of weeks. Then an induction. We will offer further training and development, on-going support and volunteer meetings.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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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.