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Volunteer Advocates sought by Action for M.E.

Action for M.E. are looking for Volunteer Advocates. The role involves supporting vulnerable adults understand their rights, make informed decisions, and have their views and wishes heard and respected. The advocate will also provide support on issues including health, social care, housing and employment.

Skills required:

  • support someone in an empathetic, professional manner
  • communicate clearly and be a good listener
  • work in a person-centred and empowering way
  • research, record, and share information clearly and accurately
  • understand and interpret information from policies, processes and rights-based documents
  • use IT systems such as word processing, internet, emails, video calling, and case management databases
  • follow best practice guidance and Action for M.E.’s policies and procedures

This role is homebased so access to a computer and phone is essential. Action for M.E. provide sim cards for phone working.

It is expected that Volunteer Advocates will need 2 hours per week between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. If successful, advocates will receive 6 hours of initial online training with ongoing support and further training available.

Action for M.E. is a UK-wide advocacy service that is expanding in Scotland. It supports vulnerable adults with myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.)/chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)

If interested in the opportunity, email volunteering@thirdsectordumgal.org.uk or call 0300 303 8558 for more.