Volunteering at Dudley Advocacy
Do you believe in human rights, equality and justice?
Dudley Advocacy recruits, trains and supports Volunteers to act as Advocates to work in partnership with people with learning disabilities and support them in getting their voices heard.
By volunteering with us you will enhance your CV, gain experience working with vulnerable people, gain new skills and confidence and give something back to your local community.
Volunteer Advocates support someone on a one to one basis where there is an identified, appropriate issue. Advocacy partnerships may be short term (Crisis Advocacy) or long term (Citizen Advocacy) depending on the individual’s needs and requirements.
We match volunteers with advocacy partners very carefully, taking into consideration the advocacy issues, the availability of the volunteer etc.
Volunteer Advocates may be required to perform a variety of tasks which could include:
Gathering information so that their advocacy partner can make an informed choice
Supporting their advocacy partner to write letters
Liaising with and contacting others on behalf of their advocacy partner
Asking questions on behalf of their advocacy partner
Supporting and/or representing their advocacy partner at a meeting
Translating documents into something understandable
Full induction training is provided for all Volunteer Advocates with regular 1-2-1’s and external training opportunities.
Volunteer Advocates are not committed to giving a set number of hours per month and volunteering can be flexible to fit around your own commitments. We would love to hear from you if you are interested.
Please call our Volunteer Development Officer for more information on: 01384 456877