“Help make it easier for people we work with to get the support they need”.
Support Session Volunteers work with people face to face, by phone or electronically who may want to understand about advocacy and what support may be available to them through our service.
They may also help people to work out one-off issues, for example how to resolve issues with their GP or Social Workers.
These volunteers allow us to reach people who either would have to wait longer for an advocate or wouldn’t access our service at all. If necessary, these volunteers support people to refer themselves to advocacy services.
In addition, these volunteers work on producing accessible materials to help to more people to understand advocacy services.
What sort of person makes a good Total Voice volunteer?
Our volunteers often have a personal interest in disability, mental health or human rights, or in helping people with care needs; however, this is not essential. As above, it is far more about the values you share with us, than your experience or skills.
What do you get from volunteering?
All Volunteers will receive and must complete comprehensive training and shadowing with an experienced member of our team before they start.
Volunteers will be able to:
• Build up their personal and professional experience in health and social care.
• Develop skills in key health and social care approaches, in accessibility, confidentiality and empathy.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.