Volunteer Advocacy Worker
When We Need You
From 19/07/2007 onwards
A BIAS Advocate works indendently of other agencies and stays focussed on their client's agenda. Clients include people who are isolated, confused and vulnerable, who feel they're not being heard. They may have concerns about their support services, care agencies or residential homes, or feel decisions are made without their involvement, leaving the clients feeling powerless. A BIAS Advocate listens to their client, finds information about what choices are available, accompanies their client to meetings, stands by them and helps to safeguard their rights.
About Borders Independent Advocacy Service
We provide information support and representation to people with social care and other needs. We promote all forms of advocacy. We are going through a period of growth and change and expanding our remit.
Skills & Experience
Communication skills; respect for other people; life experience
A Borders-wide service
We work with adults. Volunteers should preferably be resident in Scottish Borders
Application Form, Induction/Training, Interview, Police Check, References, Trial Period
Training and Induction Details
Induction consists of 4 2hr sessions + 2 full day sessions. Ongoing consists of a 2hr. monthly Group meeting. Individual supervision/support meetings take place regularly.
Advocacy / Human Rights
Human / Civil rights/ Justice
Reasonable expenses will be paid.
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
Minimum 2 hours per week Minimum commitmentexpected: 6 months
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
Contact: Volunteer Centre Borders
Tel: 0845 602 3921
Currently no events available