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Volunteer for The Advocacy Project

Be a volunteer advocate and make a real change for vulnerable people across London!

The Advocacy Project are offering a brilliant opportunity to do something that will really make a difference to people’s lives.

We need volunteers to join our incredible team to help support vulnerable people in care homes, helping to make sure their voices are heard and their rights up upheld.

As a volunteer, you’ll start by providing Relevant Persons Representative (RPR) support in care homes with opportunities to train up for different types of advocacy. Setting the jargon aside, this just means you’ll be a non-judgemental, consistent and supportive presence for someone who may have no one else to look out for them. We’ll support you every step of the way and work with you to make sure you gain the skills and confidence you need to thrive in the role.

What is a Relevant Persons Representative (RPR)?

Volunteer RPRs work to empower individuals in care homes, standing up for their rights, advocating for their needs and making sure they are listened to. They listen, advocate and look out for people who are unable to speak up for themselves.

Many of us know the feeling of disempowerment when you have no one to speak up for you, and just imagine not being able to speak up for yourself. As an RPR support volunteer with The Advocacy Project, you’ll have the opportunity to help vulnerable people speak up for their needs.

You will…

Visit and connect: You’ll visit people in care homes, ensuring they receive the right care and support.

Talk to people: Talk with people about their feelings, thoughts and wishes – because every voice deserves to be heard.

Raise concerns: Flag concerns, making sure no detail goes unnoticed.

Keep records: You’ll take notes and keep systems updated so we can keep track of people’s circumstances.

Make a real difference:  Your impact is tangible, transforming lives one caring conversation at a time.

What do you need to volunteer?

You don’t need any qualifications to be an RPR volunteer for The Advocacy Project, we will provide all the training and support you need. There will be additional opportunities to train in other types of advocacy, which could lead to paid community roles.

When can you volunteer?

Hours are flexible and can be discussed during the application process.

Who can volunteer?

If you live in or near London and you’re over 18, you can volunteer for us.

Where would you be working?

Contact us directly and we can discuss the opportunities we have for you and their locations.

Helpful skills include:

The main skills we need are empathy and emotional intelligence. If you can listen, understand and make sure that what’s been said to you is noted and passed on, you can do this job.

Anything else – we can teach you!

How could this help?

While the role is unpaid, the rewards are immeasurable:

Personal growth: Boost your confidence and communication skills.

Health and social care experience: Gain firsthand experience in a crucial field.

Develop key skills: Master accessibility, confidentiality, and empathy.

Boost your CV: Your contribution becomes an asset on your CV.

Change lives: Know that you’re making a tangible difference.

Complete our short form, and we’ll reach out to tell you more about this life-enriching role. If you prefer, shoot us an email at: