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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 across London, helping to make sure their voices are heard and their rights up upheld.

At the Advocacy Project we have a variety of volunteer roles. These include:

  • Relevant Persons Representative Advocacy volunteer– you will visit people who have been deemed as lacking in capacity and in need of advocacy support. 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.
  • Healthwatch volunteers – we run Healthwatch services in Brent, Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea. Our teams act as health and social care champions for the areas they serve and give people a direct channel to share their feedback. As a volunteer, you can support us to do this by being a Patient Experience volunteer, Information and Signposting Volunteer, Engagement volunteer or an Enter and View volunteer.
  • Office Volunteers – if you would like to support our work but don’t want to be in a front-line role, you can still make a huge difference by being a volunteer in our Business Development and Communications team, who are responsible for securing funds to deliver our work and creating content to celebrate the impact of our projects.

What do you need to volunteer?

You don’t need any qualifications to be a 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.

Email us at the address below to find out more about this life-enriching role. We look forward to hearing from you.