Volunteer Advocacy Promotion

  • VO70694


Description

CAPS are looking for a friendly and approachable individual to provide information on Advocacy Services in the Lothians. You will help others by signposting them to appropraite services and explain how Independent Advocacy might help. You will be offered the opportunity to promote CAPS Independent advocacy at events throughout the Lothians. You will help to set up and man promotional stalls. To monitor leaflets /resources and inform the volunteer coordinator when resources need to be replaced.

CAPS also have a stall at the Information station Walpole Hall. The Information Station is a one stop shop acting as a source of support, information and sign posting. CAPS provides an Information Stall at this weekly event and will provide training and guidance for volunteers.

Due to Covid 19 CAPS we have had to alter the way we work. Groups and volunteer roles are currently taking place online until we can resume face to face meetings.

Organisation aims and objectives

CAPS is an independent advocacy organisation for people who use or have used mental health services. We are completely independent from the people who fund us and those who provide other services to the people we work with. We provide individual and collective advocacy in East Lothian and Midlothian. We also host several mental health related, experience-led projects across Lothian.

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CAPS /LEARN will try to work around volunteers existing commitments and will agree time commitments to suit individual volunteers where possible.

Restrictions

Experience required: Good communication skills, willingness to work as a team and willingness to travel across the Lothians are important. You will also need a positive attitude and a strong sense of commitment. The role is to represent and promote Independent Advocacy in Edinburgh and the Lothians. You need to have a friendly and approachable manner and be able to communicate sensitively with people form a wide variety of backgrounds and occasionally people who may be experiencing distress.
Travel details: Edinburgh City Centre and various locations across the Lothians, accessible by bus/train.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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.