VoiceAbility

Charity registered in Scotland SC050036

We’re an independent charity and one of the UK’s largest providers of advocacy and involvement services. 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.

We believe that everyone, regardless of situation, illness or disability, 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.


Current opportunities

Support Session Volunteers will help our clients to access benefits by supporting individuals with complex needs who self-disclose as having a disability and promoting the service. · Helping clients understand about advocacy · Supporting clients with issues they cannot resolve on their own · Keeping detailed notes and records of interactions with clients and visits · Doing research and making contacts with other services · referring clients to our paid advocacy service if necessary · signposting clients to other services · building professional relationships · promoting our services and organisation · delivering for 2 individuals max at one time

Tasks and responsibilities include: - helping clients understand what advocacy is - supporting clients with issues they cannot resolve on their own - keeping detailed notes and records of interactions with clients and visits - doing research and making contacts with other services - signposting clients to other services - building professional relationships - promoting our services and organisation You will receive induction training and training specific to the role. You will receive support from your allocated buddy advocate and regular feedback opportunities. You are expected to spend about 2-3 hours per week, and we expect a minimum commitment of 6 months. This is a very rewarding role, where benefits include: - the opportunity to make a positive difference to people with care and support needs. - the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and gain experience within the health and social care field - the opportunity to help us develop our volunteering work If you're interested, please click the ‘Apply’ button. You will then be contacted by the coordinator by email or phone call. We are happy to have a chat about how we can support volunteers to engage in the role who identify as having a disability.