This Gentleman has a physical disability and is a wheel chair user and has had to overcome major challenges and changes in his life that have impacted on his overall wellbeing resulting in him feeling isolated and struggling to adapt and would like a citizen advocate to help him to;
Safeguard his human rights and dignity. Offer practical help. Offer moral support. Help him to become more connected in his local community.
Citizens advocacy is when a reasonable local 'citizens' get to know a vulnerable person who is excluded from the community, in order to help that person, safeguard there needs and interests. Citizens Advocacy is based on a long-lasting friendship of respect and equality between two individuals and focuses on what the advocacy partner wants and helps them to put there own views forward.
No details were provided about the training made available to volunteers. Please contact us to find out more.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Citizen advocates don't need any formal training or qualifications. A preparation Course is provided and one-to-one training with an advocacy development worker.
Volunteers need to : Have a sense of fairness. Be prepared to speak out on behalf of a vulnerable adult and safeguard there interests. Enjoy life. Seek new experiences.
Restrictions on who can volunteer
No restrictions were specified.
Application Form; Informal Chat; Other
No, not for this opportunity.
citizens advocates are for people living in Central Fife
This opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.
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