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Community Advocate Volunteer

Onside Advocacy

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Location

Across Worcestershire

Time Commitment

Contact Details

Long Term or Short Term. Part Time

Bridget Nisbet

01905 27525

About the Role

A Community Advocate supports vulnerable people in a variety of ways. You may help them to make a complaint about a service or situation they are unhappy with, such as a housing or benefits issue. You may help people to live independently by dealing with issues with utility providers or setting up a bank account or assisting them to access services that support with financial matters.

Skills and Qualifications

We are seeking people who have:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Empathetic

  • You will have, or be willing to learn, basic computer literacy skills in order to log your contact / work on our database system.

  • Comfortable completing forms and applications

  • Organised

About the Organisation

ONSIDE is an independent charity promoting the rights and interests of people facing disadvantage. No matter who you are or where you’re from, ONSIDE believes that everyone is entitled to fair, equal treatment and opportunity. We are all about people; supporting and empowering them to make informed decisions and to live the very best life possible. It’s an ambitious goal, and the rewards can be lifechanging for those concerned. Our skilled staff and volunteers make a real difference to the lives of over 11,000 people a year across Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

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