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Community Advocacy Volunteer

Advocacy Focus BWF

Community Advocacy Volunteer Responsible to: Volunteer Manager Main Purpose: To support and enable individuals to express their views and provide them with advocacy support around Health and Social Care issues. To provide advocacy outreach to further promote our service. Our Mission: To provide high quality advocacy for all. Main Tasks 1. To accompany Advocates on home visits as a second person. 2. To support our ‘Pop-Up’ advocacy outreach provision and raise awareness of our service in the community. 3. To co-facilitate advocacy groups and awareness sessions in the community. 4. To support service users to make Health and Social Care complaints should they so wish. 5. To support service users to keep a record of discussions, write letters, make telephone calls and gain relevant information to enable them to make informed choices. 6. To support the service to raise funds to further develop the charity. 7. To provide reception facilities for the organisation including answering the phone, collecting service feedback, dealing with enquiries and ensuring messages/referrals are dealt with appropriately. 8. To retain records in line with Advocacy Focus’s procedures for monitoring and complete relevant volunteer time sheets and expenses. 9. To attend quarterly supervisions and volunteer meetings with the Volunteer Manager. 10. To attend necessary internal and external training sourced and provided by Advocacy Focus. 11. To work within Advocacy Focus’ volunteer policies and procedures, including Data Protection and Safeguarding.

What skills do I need?

Leadership,Managing people,Counselling

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?


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  • Ideal for people interested in
  • Civil rights
  • Human rights
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Mental Health
  • Social care
  • Ideal for people who like
  • Befriending
  • Care work
  • Lobbying
  • Support work
  • Translation

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