Advocate

  • VO38874


Description

An advocate provides a voice for those who may feel they are being ignored, excluded or treated unfairly. They provide a confidential service, representing the views and choices of the people they work with, empowering them to represent their own interests, providing information not advice, and allowing the person to be in control of their own life. Volunteer advocates promote the person's independence and increase their confidence.

Organisation aims and objectives

Empower deaf people to become equal citizens in the wider community. To support this we run a variety of social enterprise activities including café, room hire, catering, BSL training, communications support and deaf and deafblind awareness training.

Restrictions

Experience required: We are looking for volunteers with strong empathy and communication skills who has the ability to express someone else's views. A knowledge of different communication methods would be useful but not essential. BSL skills also useful but not essential.
Travel details: Based at DD1 5EF but required for drop-in venues in the Dundee area.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses will be reimbursed for public transport or mileage rate of 35p for use of car.
Training details: One day's initial training will be provided, with more support and training if needed.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 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.