Volunteers undertake a one to one advocacy partnership with a person with a learning disability [the advocacy partner]. They visit their partner, listen to them and take time to get to know them better and understand what’s important to them. They are then able to help make sure they get the level of support necessary to meet their needs.
A small team of our volunteers offer support in one-off urgent situations. This level of support comntinues until the problem has been resolved.
A Voice for You is run by a board of trustees. It would be beneficial if volunteers had business, management or finance experience. Equally important though is an interest in the rights of people with a learning disability and the ability to work as part of a team. Committee meetings are held in Plas Dolerw, Newtown every six weeks.
Social Club helper
Volunteers to help run the Severn Valley Social Club are always welcome. Helping in the club is a unique experience which enables helpers to get to meet new people and assist with various crafts and games (including Wii games). Our co-ordinators help our volunteers to grow in their role and offer them the opportunity to attend free training sessions.
A Voice for You provides five half day training sessions:
- Disability Awareness
- Understanding Advocacy
- Advocacy Skills
- Understanding Procedures and Legislation
Training is free of charge for anyone wishing to volunteer as an advocate or trustee for A Voice for You but other organisations are charged £10 per person per session.
Phone us for more an informal chat and more information