Advisor

  • VO35266


Description

Our organisation gives advice and information to local disabled people in such areas as welfare benefits, community care, transport, aids of equipment, holidays and access to the built environment. We keep a bank of data and provide training. Volunteers work in pairs and recruits always have a more expereinced person on hand. Much of the work involves helping people fill out forms, but we also have good listening skills and offer moral support. We need people who have a kind and patient approach. You don't need to be an expert, but if you are patient and empathetic, you will develop new skills and knowledge.

Organisation aims and objectives

We provide information and advice to local disabled people in such areas as welfare benefits, community care, access to the built environment, holidays, transport, and educational opportunities. We are a focus for action, representing the views and concerns of service users on various local forums.

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5 hours per Week

Restrictions

Minimum age, as mature approach to advice work req
Experience required: Patience, empathy, kindness. We can provide information and support. The person will need person-orientated skills to assist disabled people's enquiries.
Travel details: We are based at the Norman MacEwan Centre, at the corner of Upper Craigs and Cameronian Street in Stirling. Volunteers normally live locally and make their own travel arrangements. We pay travel expenses at 25p per mile.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We pay public transport or private vehicle use @ 25p per mile. We reimburse monthly in arrears.
Training details: Familiarisation with our facility. Background information on subject area and sources of further support. Pairing with more experienced volunteer to shadow activities. Regular team meetings and ongoing training from external agencies. Manager on site.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 4 months ago