South West England & South Wales Advocacy Volunteers Wanted

Volunteer Advocates Wanted

Could you be an OCD Action Volunteer Advocate?

We’re looking to recruit volunteers in South West England & South Wales available for an hour or so during the working week, to provide telephone, email and face-to-face advocacy support to people diagnosed with OCD. You’ll be home-based and training and regular support and case work supervision will be provided.

Initial 2 days of mandatory training:

10th & 11th May 2013 in South Wales/South West England

Venue (Map & Directions)

Barton Hill Settlement
43 Ducie Road
Barton Hill
Bristol
BS5 0AX

You can download a full Advocate role description and complete the application form below but in summary, an advocate will help, support and empower people diagnosed with OCD by:

  • Providing accurate and up to date information as requested by the individual
  • Acting on the instruction of the individual
  • Exploring possible action the individual might take and supporting their choices
  • Representing the wishes and views of the individual to third parties in person, by letter/email or by phone.
  • Supporting the individual to speak up for themselves

Volunteers need to have some interest in finding out more about OCD and how it might affect an individual, well developed communication and engagement skills, be empathic, diplomatic and assertive and have a non-judgemental attitude.

  • Volunteer Advocate Application Form
  • Volunteer Advocate Role Description

If you are interested in joining our Advocacy Service please complete the application form and either email it to collette@ocdaction.org.uk or post it to: Collette Byrne, Advocacy Manager, OCD Action, Suite 506-507 Davina House, 137-149 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7ET.

If you have any questions then you can ring Collette on 0207 2535272.