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WECIL Peer Advocate Volunteer (April 19- March 20) (Learning difficulties group)

April 17th, 2019

WECIL are recruiting a group of volunteers from South Gloucestershire who identify as having a learning difficulty, to be part of an exciting and rewarding new project.

As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to;

  • Have training and learn what it means to be a Peer Advocate
  • Have training about how to stay safe and how to keep others safe
  • Learn new skills
  • Meet new people
  • Talk about your own experiences especially around employment, education, housing, relationships and health
  • Support others to express their own experiences and views around employment, education, housing, relationships and health
  • Plan and lead a monthly group meeting inviting other people who have a learning difficulty to take part
  • Invite experts or helpful people along to group meetings to talk about employment, education, housing, relationships and health
  • Have a safe and non-judgemental space to be heard
  • Gain confidence
  • Speak out on issues that affect you and try to make a difference
  • Have access to other services that can help with your long term goals like finding a job.

To be a volunteer advocate you must be;

  • 17 or older
  • Living in South Gloucestershire
  • Able to commit to about 10 hours of volunteering a month
  • Want to learn new skills and support others
  • Be able to listen to others
  • To work in a non- judgemental way with other people

This project will run until March 2020 however we welcome any volunteers continuing to be part of the WECIL community past that point.

If you are interested please contact volunteering@wecil.co.uk or phone us on 0117 947 9911 and ask to speak with Hannah Nuttall.

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