Join Our Team Of Volunteer Advocates
Advocacy in Barnet believes older people's lives matter. If you believe in that, and have time to offer every week, join us in supporting lonely and isolated older people. Advocacy is about listening, rights, representation and support. We are looking for people who, maybe through their own experience, have gained skills and experiences they can use to support vulnerable people to voice their wishes, preferences and needs.
“One of the best things that has ever happened to me. I view it as my second career! It is an organization which is there for people whose voices might otherwise not be heard, and it is an organization whose employees and volunteers share a common bond. Long may it flourish.” Volunteer Advocate.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please complete the form below. Or to find out more, you can contact our office via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0208 201 3415 or 0208 201 3148.
Some of the Advocacy Projects you could Volunteer with:
General advocacy in the community - Volunteers
Once trained, you will be allocated cases alongside another volunteer advocate. You will then work together as a team to visit the client in their home, assess what support we can offer them and be their independent advocate. The role can incorporate a range of different responsibilities, which can include: making phone calls, researching information for clients, accompanying the client to decision-making meetings with care professionals, and drafting letters.
Supporting transitions, hospital advocacy - Volunteers
The aim of this project is to work with clients throughout their hospital discharge, working with them to avoid readmission. This role can incorporate a range of different responsibilities, including: making phone calls, researching information for clients, accompanying the client to decision-making meetings with care professionals, and informing other patients about our services.
As a Volunteer you will receive:
- free training and development opportunities
- free enhanced Disclosure Barring Scheme check
- on-going support and supervision
- travel expenses
- reference letter (after completing one year of volunteering)
“A great experience - learning, meeting, helping people” - Volunteer.
As a Volunteer Advocate, you will be part of a team
You will be able to develop your skills through the varied work you will undertake with different individuals. If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity contact us and we will arrange an informal discussion. We will also arrange to take up references and complete a criminal bureau records (DBS) check.
“An opportunity to meet and befriend delightful people that will enrich your life” - Volunteer Advocate.