Volunteer at AdvoCard
At AdvoCard our highly valued team of Volunteer Advocacy Workers deliver a vital 1:1 independent advocacy service to mental health service users living in the community in Edinburgh. AdvoCard’s trained volunteers work with service users to listen, explore options and assist people around the wide range of issues that affect their lives.
You need to have availability to attend appointments here with people at Leith Walk, attend outside appointments and also be available to conduct home visits across Edinburgh with people who are unable to leave their homes; home visits are always conducted with two volunteers.
We have space for new volunteers to join our team.
About AdvoCard – Leith Walk
AdvoCard is a service user-led, independent advocacy organisation. Our services are primarily for people with experience of mental ill-health in Edinburgh. We provide opportunities for people to participate more effectively in decisions that affect all aspects of their lives.
Our volunteers come with a wide range of backgrounds, skills and experience.
We are looking for new volunteers who have:
– A belief that mental health service users should have their voices heard and their rights respected.
– A non-judgmental attitude and an open mind.
– A willingness to learn and to examine your own personal attitudes.
-An interest in or experience of Mental Health Services and Systems would also be useful but is not essential. Other appropriate life skills and experience are also useful.
This is typically 2 full Saturdays and 6 Wednesday evenings 6-9pm. We need volunteers to have availability at least one day a week for at least for 2-4 hours (or more if possible.)
You can apply through our website http://www.advocard.org.uk/volunteering/ or if you would like to discuss things further, please phone me at AdvoCard on 0131 554 5307 and I will be happy to have a chat or you can pop in if you would prefer to arrange to see me here at our Leith Walk office.
I will be running the next course from November this year and I will be interviewing potential candidates over the next few weeks