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  • Citizen Advocate (16-older adults) Community Project
    with Dunfermline Advocacy

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO87613 - Created/last updated: 15/07/2021


    About this opportunity:The Community Project supports vulnerable adults (who may have learning/physical disability or mental health issues) within local communities across West Fife, aiming to build meaningful long-term relationships & give vulnerable people a voice. Due to Covid-19, much of this is currently via phone, email, and video calling, but some in person meetings are possible, in line with Scottish Government guidelines.
    Each volunteer is matched with one vulnerable adult, based on interests, personality, location, etc. to promote a long-lasting partnership. Although supported by us, volunteers and their partners choose the activities they do together, as well as the times and days that this takes place, to suit their lifestyles.

    Citizen Advocacy is both challenging & rewarding - volunteer advocates come from all walks of life and have a shared commitment to help vulnerable adults, providing invaluable support and friendship through -
    Offering support to tell other people what they want
    Helping someone to know what choices they have
    Enjoying social time together

    They provide initial & ongoing support & training.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Volunteers undergo both 1-1 and group Citizen Advocacy Preparation Training sessions before being matched with a vulnerable adult. There are also a number of further optional training opportunities available. Each volunteer will be allocated to a Development Worker who will provide on-going support through informal one-to-one meetings.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - public transport rates and reimburse volunteers every week. Also include mileage rates if applicable.

    Experience required:Dunfermline Advocasy are looking for ordinary responsible people, with a positive attitude towards vulnerable people. They need to be able to put across the wishes of their Advocacy Partner, be patient, a good listener and willing to make an open ended friendship.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe opportunity does not have a set base and can take place in various community locations, as determined within the partnership and dependent on current Scottish Government Covid-19 guidelines. Much can take place remotely, with contact via e.g. phone, v

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:

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