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 preferable
- 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.