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Date(s)

weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, starting from Tuesday, August 1, 2023 - 9:00am, forever
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Availability Details

Volunteering opportunities are available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.
Volunteers usually provide 2 to 3 hours of support every week.

Venue Address

Across Sunderland and Northumberland
Across Sunderland and Northumberland
EC1Y 0TL
United Kingdom

Areas covered
Policies in place

Adult and Children Safeguarding Policy in place

Yes

Equal Opportunities Policy

Yes

Health and Safety Policy

Yes

Volunteer Policy

Yes

DBS check required

Yes

Volunteers covered by Insurance

Yes

Policy and safeguarding notes

You will need to have the right to work in the UK, and be living in the UK.
Support and Training

On Going Support

Yes

Training Provided

Yes

Volunteer Induction

Yes

Written role description

Yes

Expenses Reimbursed

Yes

Support and Training Details

Following initial training, to volunteer with a buddy advocate in the community.
Other information

Age restrictions apply

Yes

Details

Over 18 years old.

This role covers Sunderland and Northumberland.

You’ll be volunteering with people with mental health problems, people with learning disabilities, autistic people and people with other disabilities.

As a support session volunteer, you might:

  • help people have their say when it matters most
  • offer general advocacy support, including one-to-one support
  • help people to make complaints and use local services.

 

 

Skills needed

You’ll need to be able volunteer independently and safely in various situations.

These skills will be important:
Empathy with people
Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
Ability to act as a representative of VoiceAbility
Good communication
Respect for difference and diversity
Non-judgmental attitude
Organisational skills.
Register your interest
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