Please Join Our Volunteer Advocates
Advocacy in Barnet believes Older People’s lives matter. If you believe in that, and have time to offer every week, join us in supporting lonely and isolated older people. Advocacy is about listening, rights, representation and support. We are looking for people who, maybe through their own experience, have gained skills and experiences they can use to support vulnerable people to voice their wishes, preferences and needs.
“One of the best things that has ever happened to me. I view it as my second career! It is an organization which is there for people whose voices might otherwise not be heard, and it is an organization whose employees and volunteers share a common bond. Long may it flourish.” Volunteer Advocate.
If you are interested, please complete the Volunteer Application Form below, or for more information please contact our Office via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0208 201 3415 or 0208 201 3148.
Some of the Advocacy Projects you could Volunteer with:
Barnet Macmillan Cancer Advocacy Project – Volunteers
Barnet Macmillan Cancer Advocacy supports people who are over 50 and affected by cancer so they are better equipped to understand, respond to and manage their illness and its impact on their lives. Funded by Macmillan, independent advocacy provides people affected by cancer with support to ask for what they want, feel in control of what is happening to them and access services and advice. We aim to support people affected by cancer to make informed choices and decisions about treatment and care.
Care Homes Advocacy Project – Volunteers
Care home volunteer advocates provide weekly advocacy services to older people living in care homes in the London Borough of Barnet. The Care Home Challenge project seeks to improve the sense of community and to foster closer relationships between staff and residents and across the care home and wider community.