- Are you supportive, a good listener and non-judgmental?
- Are you a good communicator?
- Can you give some time to vulnerable people who need help to speak up for themselves?
Speak Out supports local adults with learning disabilities, to have their voices heard, their rights upheld, and to feel included and valued in our community.
Volunteers make this happen…
- by advocating for one person to help sort out a problem
- by supporting a self-advocacy group to speak up about important issues
- or by joining our management committee to help steer the work we do
All speak Out volunteers are given training and/or an induction into their role. There is also lots of ongoing support for volunteers including regular supervision, Advocate Forums where advocates get together to discuss their experiences and get support, training sessions on specific issues such as changes to benefits, human rights or advocating for people who don’t use speech. We also organise social events where volunteers can meet up and get to know each other.