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  • Short-Term Citizen Advocate
    with Dunfermline Advocacy

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO89932 - Created/last updated: 01/04/2024


    About this opportunity:Do you have time through the week to support adults at key times of vulnerability and need? Do you have an interest or passion to speak out for vulnerable people and ensure their views are heard? Would you like to learn new skills, enjoy ongoing training and support? Short-term advocates come into contact with the health and social care system in Fife, as well as a variety of professionals and gain valuable experience of supporting a person.

    Advocacy support can involve attending formal or informal meetings, helping to make a complaint, contacting existing or new services or giving support with navigating through the benefits system. This project works with vulnerable people with learning disabilities or autism, mental ill-health, physical disabilities or chronic ill-health in the West Fife Community when there. is a more immediate issue to address and the partnership will usually end when this is resolved. Volunteers will be matched on a one-to-one basis to support local, vulnerable adults with issue-based advocacy. Often people who are problem solvers, enjoy Short-Term Advocacy.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Induction will consist of 1:1 training with staff member & group training with other volunteers - training currently all provided online. Ongoing training on offer on a regular basis as relevant. Support always available as needed from a named staff member with regular review meetings for support.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Expenses will be discussed on an individual basis

    Experience required:Dunfermline Advocacy look for ordinary responsible people, with a positive attitude towards vulnerable people. Volunteers need to be able to put across the wishes of their Advocacy Partner, be patient, non-judgemental and be a good listener. Often people who are problem solvers, enjoy Short-Term Advocacy.

    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 DetailsThis is a flexible opportunity with no set days, times or schedules. Volunteers and their partners can determine their needs and where to meet, which varies by partnership. Due to Covid-19, many of our partnerships keep in touch through calling, texting or video calls, as well as in person when possible.

    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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Dunfermline Advocacy has the following, additional volunteering opportunities:
  - Citizen Advocate Lynebank Project
  - Citizen Advocate (16-older adults) Community Project

Type of volunteering: Advocacy / Human Rights
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