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We recruit, prepare and support volunteer advocates for this work. Being an advocate is open to all sections of the community.  No previous experience is required. However, we are looking for a number of personal qualities such as:

  • Communication and listening skills
  • Ability to keep boundaries
  • Ability to respect confidentiality
  • Ability to manage stress
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Ability to understand and implement equal opportunities
  • Empathy
  • Reliability and trustworthiness
  • Friendliness

We are looking for people who can give an hour or two a week, during the day or at evenings and weekends who have an interest in promoting and defending the rights of vulnerable people. We offer full preparation for the role, ongoing support and out of pocket expenses.

If you would like an informal chat about becoming an advocate or an application form This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 0191 235 7013.

View our leaflet about volunteering with us.

Contact us

Higham House, Higham Place,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AF

Tel:      0191 232 7445

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