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Volunteer Peer Advocate

NYAS

Neath Port Talbot Volunteer Centre

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About NYAS

NYAS IS A SOCIO-LEGAL CHARITY PROVIDING ADVICE, ADVOCACY, INFORMATION AND LEGAL ADVICE TO CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND VULNERABLE ADULTS.

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NYAS is a charity which supports children, young people and vulnerable adults by helping them to be heard, through the provision of confidential and independent advice, information and representation. Volunteers aged 16-25 are needed to be Peer Advocates. NYAS believe Peer Advocates who have experienced similar issues as other young people can be very good advocates. For this reason, these volunteers are required to have experienced being in care or to have used NYAS services. In this role a young person supports other young people to explore issues they want stopped, started or changed. The work will involve representing young people with assistance from NYAS staff. In addition to this volunteers will be given the opportunity of having a placement in a setting where they can provide advocacy and support. Accredited training and continuous support will be provided.


Checklist:

/ Working with children and/or vulnerable adults

/ Group activity



Premises type: Office based, Community based


Public transport: -

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Is this role flexible? Yes


Min hours expected per week: 0 hours


Min period of commitment: 1 year

Requirements: NYAS believe Peer Advocates who have experienced similar issues as other young people can be very good advocates. For this reason, these volunteers are required to have experienced being in care or to have used NYAS services.


Support offered:

/ Induction/ One to one supervision/ Peer support/ Mentoring/buddying/ Social events/meetings


Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:

/ Alone/ In a group/ With paid staff/ With other volunteers


Additional support needs: Help with application process and help from a mentor


Training provided: Peer Advocacy OCN Level 2, Training, Safeguarding Training

Age requirements: 16 - 25


Selection procedures:

/ Application form/ Informal discussion/ Formal interview/ References/ Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check


"Out of pocket" expenses refunded for the following:

/ Transport/ Food allowance

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