VoiceAbility (Shetland)

Charity registered in Scotland SC050036

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.
Our aim
We believe everyone 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.

Our vision
We will
• deliver the best possible quality of support
• be the provider of choice for the services we offer
• be the source of authority for expert insight on voice and rights
• be the place to work or volunteer with, for anyone who shares our aims

Current opportunities

Support Session Volunteers help our clients with general advocacy, supporting people with a variety of challenges. Volunteer support helps us to reduce waitlists and support more individuals by: • Helping clients understand about advocacy • Supporting clients to self-advocate with our tool kits • Signposting clients to other services where required • 1:1 casework • Supporting the service to deliver “collective” advocacy sessions • Keeping detailed notes and records of casework • Promotion of services through events and community engagement

The Service Team Volunteer role supports a local Team in the delivery of our services. This can include: • Administrative support • Helping clients understand the service and how to access it • Dropping off promotional materials • Attending events • Assisting staff with workshops, presentations and awareness raising • Accompanying staff on home visits • Promoting the organisation and our services • Submitting regular reports on activities completed