Volunteer Advocate

  • VO87958
  • 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.

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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
Travel details: Home Based
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Previously agreed travel expenses paid into volunteer’s bank account monthly
Taster available: Yes
Training details: 3 sessions of 2 hours online plus resources to read and view

Last updated 3 months ago