Citizen Advocate Volunteers
A Citizen Advocate volunteer forms a long-term, one-to-one relationship with a person with learning disabilities (the advocacy partner) in order that they can ensure his or her views, feelings, wishes and rights are being listened to and upheld.
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General Volunteer Requirements
It is essential that all Volunteers regard people with a learning disability as equals and to treat people with respect.
Volunteers need to be patient, committed, trustworthy, friendly, reliable and willing to learn.
Volunteers carry out their duties independently, supporting an individual/group of people with learning disabilities in various community settings.
Volunteers will receive regular contact with the Volunteer Coordnator to discuss their progress.
Volunteers can also contact the Volunteer Cordinator at any time if there are particular issues they would like to discuss.
The amount of time requested from volunteers depends on the position but all require a regular commitment.
The groups generally have fixed regular meetings whereas a 1-2-1 activity volunteer or Citizen Advocate is free to meet the person they are supporting at a mutually conveniant time.
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Rake Lane, Clifton, Greater Manchester, M27 8LU
Tel: 0161 728 8109
Reg. Charity No. 510031