Route1 Advocate Volunteer
If you are looking for a role supporting children and young people in Somerset, then you may be interested in volunteering with Route1 Advocacy.
Advocacy involves short term engagement with each child through the particular issue at hand. An advocate is an independent person who can offer one to one support to children and young people. Advocates can speak up for the young person, give advice, make them aware of their rights, listen to them and represent their views, wishes and feelings. Their aim is to empower a young person by supporting them to have their say. We have a bank of advocates and each one can agree to take on a specific case or not.
Our Route1 Advocate voluntary role provide an excellent introduction to children’s services and to gaining knowledge and experience of working with vulnerable children.
Many professionals now employed as social workers, educators and employees in other children’s services commenced their careers as volunteers with this service.
We would like people to apply through our dedicated volunteer site – for this role the link is Route1 Advocate (available across Somerset) | Somerset Council Volunteering