BECOME An ADVOCATE

Becoming a Citizen Advocate gives you the opportunity to enrich the life of somebody with an intellectual disability. You can become a friend, mentor, and role model, creating a special and enduring relationship with someone from your local community.

About the role

The role is flexible. Where and when you meet is a private arrangement between matches who usually meet up once or twice per fortnight. You can meet in person, chat on the phone or via a video link. Most matches meet face-to-face and have chats at other times. It’s up to you and your match to decide what works best for both of you.

The majority of advocates join us on a long-term basis, but we also offer crisis advocacy which is usually for a shorter term. The role is not really suited to anyone looking for a very short-term or temporary experience as a volunteer.

How the recruitment process works

  • Contact us via our Enquiry Form or through the Volunteer WA (VWA) website
  • We’ll call you for a chat to discuss your suitability for the role
  • We provide full training if your application is accepted

Requirements for the role

  • ‘C’ class driver’s licence WA
  • Covid-19 vaccination certificate is essential
  • Volunteer National Police Certificate – paid for by us
  • No formal qualifications are needed

If you are interested in becoming a Citizen Advocate you can apply via our Enquiry Form. We also have a number of profiles on Volunteering WA of people who need an advocate. Please click here to read more. We respond to all enquiries.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

If you are interested in becoming a citizen advocate, you can apply with our Enquiry Form.  We also have a number of profiles on Volunteering WA of people who need an advocate.  Please click here to search for profiles.  We respond to all enquiries.

ENQUIRY FORM

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