Category: Advocacy

Diabetes UK

Community Liaison Volunteer

Opportunity: Community Liaison Volunteer
Act as a contact point for referrals from healthcare professionals.
Provide patients with appropriate Diabetes UK information such as leaflets.
Tell patients about other Diabetes UK resources and services.
Go to some diabetes clinics or other events, as agreed by doctors’ surgery.
Requirements: An interest in talking to people. Confident speaking to members of the public and healthcare professionals. Good communication and listening skills. Enthusiastic and approachable. Commitment to follow Diabetes UK policies and procedures. A commitment to support the work of Diabetes UK and represent Diabetes UK in a positive way.
Induction and training is provided.
Location: Local Community
Hours: Flexible as required when patients are referred
Expenses: Yes Restrictions outlined in our expenses policy, which volunteers have access to.
We are Diabetes UK. Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. We are leading the fight against the UKs biggest and growing health crisis. And it’s a fight that involves us all, sharing knowledge and taking on diabetes.

Wolverhampton LGBT+

General Volunteer or Specific Group Volunteers

Opportunity: General Volunteer or Specific group volunteers
As a volunteer of Wolverhampton LGBT+ you will be passionate about the celebration of the LGBT+ community and about promoting equality and diversity.
You will also have a keen interest in LGBT+ issues, with a desire to improve services for people living, working and visiting the City of Wolverhampton.
As a volunteer you will have access to knowledge and expertise from a range of organisations all working towards a common goal.
Duties include setting up for activities, serving drinks, making people feel welcome, starting conversations, tidying away after activities and attending pre-planned volunteer meetings and training when required.
Requirements: Good organisation, responsible, welcoming and friendly, understanding of the LGBT+ community.
Location: 27 School Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 4LR
Hours: 3 hours per month, mostly evenings and weekend s but as our activity schedule increases, more activities may need volunteer cover during weekdays.
Expenses: Yes, Public transport costs or parking up to £6 per day evidence/receipt required
DBS: Yes
Our induction includes online training, observing activities and completing an
enhanced DBS. Ongoing training opportunities occur monthly.

The Vegan Society

Vegan Community Organiser

Opportunity: Every month you will be sent a collection of tasks to choose from. We create these from our programme of campaigns. You would be the point of contact for Advocates in your area, sharing these tasks and coordinating activities, such as stalls and lobbying councillors. We will provide you with a campaign toolkit and be in regular contact with you to ensure you have everything you need. You will also be invited to our private Facebook group and WhatsApp chat.
We would expect you to provide any updates from your group and give feedback on each task on each task.
You will also be responsible for welcoming new advocates in your area, we will let you know when somebody applies, and you will help them to get involved with any activities. As the main contact for Advocates this role does require some awareness of safeguarding and data protection procedures and policy. You will also be health and safety contact for your group. There will be full training on your role in this, as well as a handbook and ongoing guidance and support.
Requirements: Great organisational skills, experience of working to specific dates and deadlines and experience of coordinating people. Ability to motivate people around the topic of veganism. When a new Advocate applies to work with you, we would like them to be contacted within seven days
Location: From Volunteers own local area around the West Midlands
Hours: You should be able to commit around two days a month to carry out actions and this usually spread out across the month and commitment of 6 months
Expenses: Yes. We provide expenses related to the role such as travel and when an event requires payment to hold a stand there.
There will be a full induction to the role, with a gradual introduction of new tasks and responsibilities. Staff are always available to organisers for any questions, via phone or email.

The Vegan Society

Vegan Community Advocate

Opportunity: Being an Advocate for Veganism with The Vegan Society will mean communicating with people in your local community. You will share the benefits of a vegan lifestyle.
You will stay in touch with the Organiser and bring your passion to tasks. Activities can range from staffing a stall to giving a talk at an employee events , writing to a local newspaper or lobbying an MP.
Messaging can differ every month. Part of our mission statement is to ensure people can remain vegan, so you might focus on getting more vegan options available in local business. Or within our Live Vegan for Less campaign, you may share cheap vegan recipes to help people with cost of living.
Requirements: Committed to veganism and the mission of The Vegan Society. A good communicator and confident in communicating with people from a range of backgrounds. Regular availability and a willingness to stay committed to actions
Location: From volunteers own local area around the West Midlands. Advocates can be involved in events and stalls as well as remote tasks from the comfort of their own home.
Hours: We ask to engage in a minimum of 4 to 6 actions per year. For example of an action could be writing to an MP or holding a stall . On occasion, there may also be online meetings to plan for actions or provide training. And a commitment of 3 months
Expenses: Yes, we provide expenses related to the role such as travel.
You will be provided with a big welcome and full induction form your local Organiser. They will introduce you to group and any actions that are ongoing. Any training and development will be provided via your Organiser, and you can ask for specific training on any areas that you need some development in.

The Leprosy Mission

Volunteer Speaker

Opportunity: Volunteer Speaker
We are looking for inspirational communicators who will enjoy championing our work at churches and community groups, both in person and on zoom.
You will be given ongoing support, training and resources from your Community Partnership Manager, who is only ever a phone call away.
You may also have the exciting opportunity to visit our projects overseas. The qualities and experience The Leprosy Mission looks for includes.
• A clear and audible voice with the confidence to speak publicly
• A passion for work of The Leprosy Mission
• A willingness to learn about leprosy as a disease and the effects on individuals and communities
Requirements: Public speaking and networking skills would be ideal. A good understanding of technologies such as Zoom meetings and Microsoft Office. Internet connection access to emails and the ability to undertake simple administrative tasks like completing a meeting booking form
Location: Community groups and churches across Wolverhampton
Hours: The role is very flexible in terms of hours, we encourage volunteers to arrange talks for a time that is suitable for them , we kindly ask volunteers to deliver a minimum of 6 talks or events annually
Expenses: Yes
DBS: Yes
We are a global Christian organisation leading the fight against leprosy. Following Jesus Christ, we seek to bring about transformation: braking the chains of leprosy and empowering people to attain healing, dignity and life in all its fullness.

Act on Energy-Warmer Homes

Energy Champion

Opportunity: Energy Champion
At Act on Energy, we are looking for Individuals who’s Passions are aligned with This Charity’s in the form of Aiding vulnerable people and families within the community .At Act on energy we enable and support you through your journey as an Energy Champion.
We will provide you with coaching and support, in order to fulfil your role. Some duties will include offering advice and Guidance (IAG) and delivering this advice at various Hubs and workshops across our areas of operation.
Requirements: The Individual needs to be a great communicator, enjoys interacting with people and is passionate about their community and a have a can do attitude.
Induction, training, support and ongoing coaching will be provided.
Location: The Venues Energy Champions will be operating out of established facility locations in the communities, such as Hospitals, Libraries and Community Hubs.
Hours: Minimum of Five hours a week
Expense: Yes. We will pay Expenses travelling to and back from Community Venues, as we are a charity we don’t provide Lunch expenses unfortunately.
DBS: Yes
Action Energy is a non-profit organisation and registered environmental charity, we strive to engage with Householders to support them through their energy journey offering a full home energy support service and free impartial advice

Race Against Blood Cancer

Community Relationship Builder & Community Champion

Opportunity: Community Relationship Builder
The success of local engagement is based on developing good relationships in the local community. You will work alongside your local Community Engagement Manger
Research key individuals and organisations according to the priorities of the local community engagement team. Initiate approaches to target audiences .Assist with applications for support .Keep your local community engagement team informed of approaches and outcomes .Liaise with staff and other volunteers to ensure interest generated is followed up appropriately , update records on the database
Community Champion
Liaise with your local Community Engagement Manger with regard to new and /or existing contacts in the community. Deliver engaging and motivational talks using prepared scripts as guide .Keep a record of approaches made and talks given and occasionally represent the charity at local events and cheque presentations.
Requirements: Community Relationship Builder Excellent Communication skills , Confidence and the ability to enthuse others and gain their support , organisation and research skills ,Self-motivation and the ability to work independently
Community Champion Good communication skills and in particular, confidence in public speaking, ability to work on own initiative with good organisational skills .Willingness to ask people to support the charity through volunteering or fundraising.
Location: Community Relationship Builder : Homebase
Community Champion: Community based
Hours: Flexible 4-6 hours per week , minimum of 3 months
Expenses: TBC
DBS: No DBS required but a reference is needed.
To increase the diversity on the stem cell register to give everyone an equal chance of finding a lifesaving match regardless of their ethnicity.

LearnPlay Foundation

Citizen Champion
Opportunity: Citizen Champion
We know there are areas of the city where residents have no pride in their locale.
Our project will encourage a sense of pride , whilst strengthening the social fabric within the city by our volunteers holding community meetings to record consultations on key topics that are important to the local community, consult, advocate and perhaps bring about change that helps in create a sense of pride in their local area both at the local ward level and citywide .Measurable can include outcomes of polls, progress of consultations .During your time with us you will gain digital skills and accreditation as well as employability skills .
Requirements: The right candidate will be keen , motivated and potentially be looking to use the volunteering opportunity as a route back in to work
4 days of training initially with the project running for approx. 10 months
Location: Training and induction will be at our office, in the Chubb Building (WV1 1HT) then in venues across the city within the 10 priority wards
Hours: To be confirmed with venues and volunteers, however we anticipate that it will be 2-4 times per month.
Expenses: Yes Travel and Lunch , other rewards includes exposure to job opportunities and training (both accredited and not accredited )
We are a digital media organisation with the overarching ambition to make a difference to people’s lives by empowering and enabling digital inclusion and access to digital skills.


WaterAid Speaker Volunteer

Opportunity: WaterAid Speaker Volunteer.
WaterAid Speakers are trained volunteers that deliver inspiring talks and workshops to raise awareness about the importance of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, to transform people’s lives for good.
Our Speaker Volunteers engage audience about the important work of WaterAid inspiring them to take action, as they speak with schools, universities, business, youth groups, and religious places of workshop, service organisations and many more.
Requirements: An interest in the work of WaterAid, including our key message, appeals, campaigns, fundraising and volunteering. Passion and enthusiasm for public speaking and confidence to speak publicly to diverse range of community groups. Good availability to volunteer 4 times a year, potentially for morning school assembly talks, midday educational workshops, evening and weekend talks. .Competence in PowerPoint and email. Access to travel locally (face to face visits only)
Location: Wolverhampton area ,Talks and workshops are delivered either face to face or virtually by Zoom or Microsoft teams
Hours: Flexible
Expenses: Yes Reasonable travel expenses.
DBS: Appropriate references
Volunteers will complete an online Speaker training course, followed by an interview and practice presentation with our friendly Speaker Network team. Once a Speaker, volunteers have ongoing support from the WaterAid team as well as a Speaker mentor

Young Climate Warriors.

Student Climate Ambassador

Student Climate Ambassador.
Taking climate change discussions directly into Primary schools, the Young Climate Warriors Ambassador Programme works to effectively initiate action-stimulating conversation and encourage critical thinking within an education environment. Our Ambassadors deliver interactive animated, in-person assemblies to allow pupils to engage with climate change in a positive, age-appropriate and honest manner.
Are enthusiastic about starting conversations about climate change. Are stubbornly optimistic about positive future. Are eager to engage primary school-aged children (previous experience a plus, but not necessary) Have strong communication skills, with an ability to use initiative and act professionally in all interactions with school staff and pupils.
Location: Wolverhampton
Hours: Assemblies will be delivered according to the requests from local primary schools during school hours. There is also the opportunity for ambassadors to host regular eco-club at their local primary school organised according to their availability. Ideally our Ambassadors remain part of the team for the duration of the remainder of the school year.
Expenses: Yes Travel expenses maximum of £30. Reimbursement for time £30 for delivering an assembly. £20 for helping at mutually agreed school requested event e.g. eco-club
DBS: Yes
After submitting an application, you will be invited to attend training sessions where we will fully prepare you for your position, providing resources and guidance for your assemblies. Once you have completed the training session. We will connect you with your local schools and you can begin to arrange your first climate assembly as soon as you would like.


Volunteer Engagement Advocate. You will support the local team to help the community understand who we are, what are the services do and to ensure they know how to get in touch with us and get involved.
Volunteer Office Administrator. You will support our local offices and front line staff by shadowing our paid advocates and report writing.
Volunteer Peer Advocate. You will have lived experience of using advocacy services and offer support to clients on a wide range of non-complex issues.
Requirements: Able to use Microsoft Office and other software; Good standard of written/ spoken English; good communication and listening skills; willing to learn new skills; able to respect, value and treat people as individuals; live in local area or be willing to travel. You will have an interest in Health and Social Care as well as the ability to question and challenge in an assertive and sensitive manner.
All our volunteers received training in Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards .This a piece of legislation that allows the Local Authority to make decisions about people care and accommodation, on behalf of people who deemed unable to make these decisions for themselves.
Location: Home-based at present: Wolverhampton and surrounding areas.
Hours: Open Ended/ Flexible: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. Minimum of 1 hours each week. A commitment of 6 – 12 months is required.
Expenses: Yes – if you are using a car you must have business car insurance to claim mileage. If not you can commute via public transport
DBS: Yes – Enhanced DBS Check. (This can take up to 6 weeks).
Initial induction and further role specific training available .Please note that until further notice all training will be carried out via video conference, and you must demonstrate a good level of I.T skills needed for remote volunteering at present.

MND Association

Community Champion

Opportunity: Do you want to engage with help your local community? Community champions at MND Association will work with local communities to raise awareness of MND and help to reach those people who are not aware of the association’s services. There will be a particular focus will be on engagement with Black ,Asian and minority Ethic (BAME)people, young people /LGBT and Disabled people .
There are a number of ways in which you can get involved for example: Talking with local communities and attending local events. Providing information on issues facing people affected by MND .Increasing the awareness of MND amongst local communities. Building partnerships with local events .Providing information on issues facing people affected by MND. Increasing the awareness of MND amongst local communities. Building partnerships with local groups who can assist in raising awareness and collaboration. Championing diversity within the local branch or group and helping to enhance inclusivity. Working with volunteers and staff to address any activities that make it hard for people to volunteer or use Association service.
Requirements: Have good listening, presentation, networking and communication skills. Digital skills, Language skills, general public engagement .Also included is induction and training.
Location: All across Wolverhampton, Some work could even be done remotely.
Hours: 2 hours per week
Expenses: Yes
We improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers. We fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments and brings us closer to a cure for MND .We campaign and raise awareness so the needs of people with MND and everyone who cares for them are recognised and addressed by wider society.

All Saints Action Network (ASAN)

Community Leader Volunteer

Opportunity: Community Leader Volunteer –The Workspace-All Saints Community Centre
Assisting the Head of Operations, Nursery Manger, Community Engagement Officers or All Saints Cafe with any other tasks, duties or projects required to operate a busy and successful social enterprise and charity .There will be plenty of time to focus on your area of interest as we like to train our volunteers to be competent in aspects of the business. You can choose your area of interest from the start.
Location: ASAN, The workspace-All Saints Road, Wolverhampton, WV2 1EL .Some initial training /Work experience may take place at other sites in the All Saints local area.
Hours: Minimum commitment of 4 weeks .Ideally we would like to have you on board for at least 12-26 weeks .Additional benefits include First Aid, Food Hygiene qualifications available to volunteer after completing 10 sessions. This is an ongoing opportunity
Expenses: Reasonable travel expenses for those completing a 4 hour session plus lunch expenses for a full day of volunteering. The maximum expenses for this day is £10
DBS: Yes –paid for by ASAN
An induction is provided and training is required to work in various areas of the charity. Accredited training is provided to longer term volunteers who have a passion for improving the local community (e.g. First Aid, Food Hygiene, Other). Ongoing training is provided when working

All Saints Action Network (ASAN)

Community Worker Volunteer

Opportunity: Community Worker Volunteer-The Workspace-All Saints Community Centre
Assisting the Head of Operations, Nursery Manger, Community Engagement Officers or All Saints cafe with other tasks, duties or projects required to operate a busy and successful social enterprise and charity .There will be plenty of time to focus on your area of interest, as we like to train our volunteers to be competent in all aspect of the business .You can choose your area of interest from the start.
Location: ASAN, The Workshop –All Saints Road, Wolverhampton, WV2 1EL .Some initial training /work experience may take place at other sites in the All Saints Local area.
Hours: Minimum commitment of 4 weeks. Ideally, we would like to have you on board for at least 12-26 weeks .Additional benefits include First Aid Food Hygiene qualifications available to volunteers after completing 10 sessions. This is ongoing opportunity.
Expense: Reasonable travel expenses for those completing a 4 hour session plus lunch expenses for a full day of volunteering .The maximum expenses for this day is £10
DBS: Yes –paid for by ASAN
An induction is provided and training is required to work in various areas of the charity .Accredited training is provided to longer term volunteers who have a passion for improving the local community (e.g. First Aid, Food Hygiene, Other). Ongoing training is provided when working within various areas of the business and charity.

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