VoiceAbility is an independent charity and one of the country’s largest providers of advocacy and involvement services. We support people to be heard in decisions about their health, care and wellbeing.
We currently have great opportunities in Aberdeenshire to volunteer with us as a Support Session Volunteer helping our clients with general advocacy, supporting people with a variety of challenges. Volunteer support helps us to reduce waitlists and support more individuals by:
• Helping clients understand about advocacy
• Supporting clients to self-advocate with our tool kits
• Signposting clients to other services where required
• 1:1 casework
• Supporting the service to deliver “collective” advocacy sessions
• Keeping detailed notes and records of casework
• Promotion of services through events and community engagement
Full training and excellent support is provided to all volunteers.
All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more information/to apply please complete the form at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=eGzK31tX70SYl_VDrh4Pch-qiVWEGtVFpmbiTNvo-HBUMjU5UllHNjAwOUMxTVM3UFFMRTBYUjhSUy4u or contact Karen Murphy, Volunteer Coordinator at email: email@example.com or telephone: 07585 969 716.
VoiceAbility is an independent charity and one of the country’s largest providers of advocacy and involvement services. We support people to be heard in decisions about their health, care and wellbeing. We believe that everyone, regardless of situation, illness or disability, has a right: -to be heard and respected. -to have choice, control and freedom. -to be safe from violence, discrimination, harm or abuse.
PVG check required (at no cost to volunteer)
Volunteering opportunities are available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. Volunteers usually provide 2 to 3 hours of support every week.
Minimum 6 month commitment to role.
Experience required: • Good communication skills – written and verbal • Empathy and patience when dealing with clients who have challenges • A knowledge of or interest in advocacy • A knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel & Outlook • Accuracy and attention to detail • Ability to manage own time and prioritise workload • Ability to work independently & as part of a team • A commitment to the aims and ethos of VoiceAbility
Travel details: Volunteers must be able to travel in local area (meet clients, networking etc). Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Full training and excellent support is provided to all volunteers. Includes a mixture of instructor-led training on Microsoft Teams and e-learning modules to complete in their own time. Training is comprehensive and covers topics such as: introduction to VoiceAbility, what is advocacy, boundaries, confidentiality, safeguarding, how to network effectively, and more.