Volunteer Advocates Wanted

South West England & South Wales and North East England & Yorkshire Advocacy Volunteers Wanted

Could you be an OCD Action Volunteer Advocate?

We’re looking to recruit volunteers in South West England & South Wales and North East England & Yorkshire 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:

South West England/South Wales – 27th & 28th September 2013 in Bristol

Venue (Map & Directions)

Barton Hill Settlement43 Ducie RoadBarton HillBristolBS5 0AX

North East England/Yorkshire – 4th & 5th October 2013 in York


yorkcvs Priory Street Centre15 Priory StreetYorkYO1 6ET

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 individualActing on the instruction of the individualExploring possible action the individual might take and supporting their choicesRepresenting 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 FormVolunteer 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.