Citizen Advocate

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Can you give support to someone by becoming an independent advocate?

Many people in our Dundee community need a bit of support to speak up for themselves. These are often people with no one to take a personal interest in their lives. They could be people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, dementia or mental health issues or be a person over the age of 65.

Citizen advocates give their time and energy to support a vulnerable person on a one to one long term basis, listening to their point of view, respecting their wishes and helping them to speak up for themselves. We are looking for ordinary people who have the ability to listen and understand; a wish to make a difference; a friendly manner and a liking for people.

This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

• Interpersonal/Confidence
• Problem solving/Creativity
• Planning/Organising

For more information, please contact Morag Owen, Volunteer Coordinator, Dundee Independent Advocacy Support 07909 053609.

Organisation aims and objectives

Dundee Independent Advocacy Support (DIAS) is an independent charity for people who experience disadvantage, disability and social exclusion within the Dundee area to express their needs and wishes around their health and wellbeing. DIAS promotes, protects and safeguards individual’s rights and strengthens voices by using trained staff and volunteers.











Experience required: Citizen Advocates would need an interest in helping other people. The qualities we look for are communication skills, assertiveness, ability to work independently, commitment and the ability to bring your own life experiences. Must have basic IT skills and have access to PC/Laptop/iPad.
Travel details: Travel may be required throughout the whole of Dundee City. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Training details: Introduction to Independent Advocacy, database training with ongoing related advocacy training. You will be initially mentored by advocacy worker.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 18 days 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.