The involvement and commitment of volunteers is vital to the support we are able to offer to those using our services. Our 140 + volunteers contribute enormously to our work and enable us to reach out and support many more people. They come from a wide range of diverse backgrounds, contributing varied work and life experiences.

Volunteers don’t require formal qualifications but do need to have some important qualities. They need to be:

  • Good listeners
  • Interested in people
  • Open and non-judgemental
  • Committed to rights and equality
  • Respectful towards the views of others
  • Calm and patient

Volunteers receive free initial and on-going training. We support our volunteers through reviews, meetings, social events and newsletters.

Current Volunteer Roles

Volunteer with ONSIDE

We continuously recruit volunteers to the following services. 

  • Relevant Person's Representative - ensuring a person's care and support is right for them. 
  • Community Advocacy - helping vulnerable adult voices be heard.
  • Independant Health Complaint Advocate - assisting those with complaints against any health service.
  • Wellbeing Services - providing mentoring support to help people reconnect with their communities.
  • Community Mental Health - supporting people with their mental health.
  • Champions - promoting and communicating ONSIDE's work at events.
  • Reception Staff - to help meet and greet visitors and support the Access Hub at our office.
  • Mix Cafe - to support vulnerable adults on their work placements at our Community Cafe.
  • Board of Trustees - to contribute to the strategy and developement of the charity. 

For more information about all of the above opportunities, including full role specifications, please visit Volunteer with ONSIDE or please contact our Volunteering team.  Details can be found below.

Tel: 01905 27525

Email: volunteering@onside-advocacy.org.uk

Onside Volunteering Leaflets

Please see the ONSIDE journey to becoming a Volunteer below:

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