Advocacy Service Team Volunteer

  • VO97702


Description

Can you help promote services to local people in your community? Can you help at events and awareness raising sessions?

You could help improve access to services in your community.

This role is ideal for people who already have a connection to their community or would like to build one.

The Service Team Volunteer role supports in the delivery of advocacy and other services by:
• Helping clients understand about advocacy
• Attending events and awareness raising activities
• Networking and promoting our services and organisation
• Signposting to other services
• Building professional relationships and partnership working
• Supporting our community engagement programmes in your local area

Volunteering with VoiceAbility is ideal for people who have or want experience in human rights, health, care and wellbeing - but we care more about your values and empathy than your level of experience.

Volunteer, Ben’s priorities changed after a serious illness: “I wanted to give something back. It’s really rewarding as you get to use your knowledge and skills for a really good purpose.”

You’ll develop skills in communication and confidentiality, add experience and knowledge to your CV, and know you’re making a genuine difference to people’s lives.

As a volunteer you’ll receive full training, support from the volunteer team and your local advocates, and paid expenses.

Organisation aims and objectives

We want to deliver the best possible quality of support to people so they are heard, respected, safe and in control of their own life. Our aim We believe everyone has a right to • be heard and respected • have the same choice, control, and freedom as any other person • be safe from violence, discrimination, harm or abuse Everything we do is focused on achieving this aim. Our vision We will • deliver the best possible quality of support • be the provider of choice for the services we offer • be the source of authority for expert insight on voice and rights • be the place to work or volunteer with, for anyone who shares our aims

Availability

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Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.

Frequency and commitment details

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.

Restrictions

Experience required: Volunteering with VoiceAbility is ideal for people who have or want experience in human rights, health, care and wellbeing - but we care more about your values and empathy than your level of experience. Some beneficial skills and qualities to have are: • Good communication skills – written and verbal • Empathy and patience when dealing with clients • A knowledge of or interest in advocacy • A basic level of IT literacy – email, docs • 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.) We do not have an office in the local area. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer