32 - (Youth) Citizen Advocate
When We Need You
From 09/08/2005 onwards
Every Citizen advocacy partnership is unique, but in general terms we expect a citizen Advocate to : Get to know his/ her partner, building up a picture of the partner's life. To help the Partner to decide what issues are important to him/ her To spend time discussing different options. To focus on what the partner wants and help him/ her to put his /her own views forward. To treat the partner as an equal and encourage others to do the same To be prepared to make a long-term commitment (once partnership is established).
About Dunfermline Advocacy Initiative (VC)
We create citizen Advocacy Partnerships by matching responsible local citizens with people who have learning disabilities. We aim for these partnerships to be long-term, but also we provide crisis advocates in cases of urgent need. Through our work we aim to help build a fairer community.
Skills & Experience
We look for ordinary responsible people with a positive attitude towards people with a disability. Who are able to put across the wishes of their Advocacy Partner, be patient, a good listener and willing to make a long term commitment.
Venues and times are to suit both partners. No travel expenses are paid.
Application Form, Induction/Training, Informal Chat, Police Check, References
Advocacy / Human Rights
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
No minimum commitment required.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
2 Halbeath Road
Contact: Hannah Harrison
Tel: 01383 624382