BECOME A VOLUNTEER ADVOCATE
NEW VOLUNTEER ADVOCATES
FEBRUARY 19,20 and 27th 2015
The training courses are held at: Barton Neighbourhood Centre, Underhill Circus, Headington, Oxford OX3 9LS.
Oxfordshire Advocacy could not provide the service it does without its committed and enthusiastic volunteers. We currently have 50 volunteers who provide individual advocacy support to vulnerable adults. We are looking for non-judgemental, positive, self-motivated people who are looking for a challenge, who have good listening and communication skills and those who can enable vulnerable people to be heard.
Our Volunteer Advocates come from a wide variety of backgrounds bringing many skills and a wealth of life experience to their role.
Volunteers receive ongoing training, expenses and regular support from the office based team to assist you in this hugely satisfying work.
Volunteer advocates are initially required to attend a 3 day training course – next course is on February 19,20 and 27th February 2015. (Subject to satisfactory pre interview)
WHAT DO WE SEEK FROM VOLUNTEER ADVOCATES? Click to find out.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A VOLUNTEER ADVOCATE?
firstname.lastname@example.org or call for an informal chat: 01865 741200
Meet Rosie one of our volunteers on our Cancer, Older People and Advocacy project
“I am 65 and have cancer and faced appointments, results and complaining about practitioners alone.
I was heartened to meet so many compassionate volunteers who will be there to support individuals through the process with the committed project leaders.
The training will enable me to participate locally and nationally to inform ,influence and peacefully persuade others to ensure individuals with cancer are no longer treated as “victims” but as individuals who have rights to information and treatment which they choose by informed consent” (Rosie – OA Volunteer)