What is the volunteering role: Appointment Buddy Volunteer
Who is the role for : Getting Heard (previously Oxfordshire Advocacy)
When does the volunteering take place: Varies according to client’s appointment times but you can expect to volunteer for 1 – 2 hours a week.
Typically our clients need support over a 6 – 12 month period, but we hope you will spend a minimum of 2 years volunteering for Getting Heard.
Where does the volunteering take place: Within Barton (OX3) and Headington
What does the role involve: You will be supporting clients over the age of 50 who struggle to attend GP appointments. You will work with your client to identify barriers to attending appointments and support them to make changes to improve attendance; also addressing social isolation if this is a problem for clients.
Why you should sign up:
- This is an opportunity to help shape and develop a new, local service; supporting some of Oxford’s most vulnerable residents.
- You will be provided with 3 days of training in principles of advocacy offered making this a great learning & (self-) development opportunity!
- Next training 3, 4 and 5th July 2017, and then Sept 2017.
Skills required for this role: Empathy, good listening skills, understanding of advocacy and empowerment – we will help you to develop these skills over the course of the 3 day training so don’t worry if you don’t feel they are strengths yet) Throughout your time volunteering with us, you will be supported in your role by our Service Co-ordinator.
Due to the nature of this role references and a DBS check will be required.
Expenses are paid.
Want to find out more: Visit website https://www.gettingheard.org/ or contact the service co-ordinator: Bec Hoare on 07554 928291