Volunteer with us
Volunteering can be a very rewarding way to get involved with an organisation you think is important to you and your local community.
It can give you the chance to feel valued in your community, to learn new skills, make new friends, have fun and can sometimes lead to paid employment.
What roles are there?
There are many exciting and challenging roles across The Advocacy People, for example:
Volunteer Advocates (Health Complaints) - explain the NHS complaints procedure and support people to look at the options and raise the complaint. This might include supporting them to write letters, make telephone calls or attend a meeting.
Networking & Promotion - attending events (once public health regulations allow) to help raise our profile and public awareness of who we are and what we do, distributing information and checking that relevant local organisations know about us.
Social work student placements - we can offer placements to meet course requirements, increase your understanding of advocacy and its impact, and to help hone and improve your skills.
We may have other roles across the organisation, which may be more location specific due to the nature of how we deliver services in certain areas. If you feel you have the right skills to offer and would like to make a difference, get in touch with us via our contact page and let us know what you can do!
What can The Advocacy People offer you?
An excellent training package
Experience with a respected national charity
Regular support meetings
Networking opportunities and experience in the social sector
Opportunities to help others and make a difference
Our approach to equality and diversity
The Advocacy People are fully committed to the elimination of unlawful and unfair discrimination and value the differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation.
We will not discriminate because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation or any other irrelevant factor.
We have a culture that values openness, fairness and transparency.
"As a disabled person, volunteering gives me the flexibility to work and rest when I need to."