ID: 151867

Citizen Advocate - Ryde/Hunters Hill, # 151867

Mentoring & Advocacy Regular - more than 6 months Across: Ryde NSW, Hunters Hill NSW

About this opportunity

Are you a passionate and dedicated person who would like to make a real difference in the life of a person with intellectual disability?

As a Citizen Advocate, you will be matched with a person with intellectual disability in the Ryde or Hunter’s Hill area.

Your role might include:

  • Helping a person pursue their interests

  • Speaking out for a person’s rights and wishes

  • Assisting a person achieve their goals

  • Addressing a person’s needs

  • Providing companionship and advice

Ideally, this relationship is long-term and provides an opportunity to build a meaningful connection with someone.

The time-commitment will vary from person to person, as it is based on what the person with disability wants/needs.

We would discuss how the role can be completed in a Covid safe way.

If you would like to learn more about Citizen Advocacy contact details will be provided in the return email which you will receive when expressing interest in this role online.

Please note that volunteers will need to be vaccinated and have a Working with Children Check.

Benefits:

  • Making a real difference to a vulnerable person.
  • Flexibility in commitment.


Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

COVID vaccinated.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

flexible to suit the needs of the client and the volunteer's availability

Suitable for
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Disability Support
  • Mediation & Advocacy
Training

Extensive orientation, ongoing support and training opportunities.