Becoming a volunteer in advocacy means taking on a role in supporting disadvantaged and marginalised individuals or communities. If you are passionate about the rights and needs of others and want to give these individuals a voice, then this could be the role for you.
By becoming a voluntary advocate, you will be representing the interests of people whose vulnerability prevents them from speaking up for themselves. You will also offer emotional support and direct people to the correct legal authorities.
The only field that often requires some form of professional background is law advocacy. There’s no need to have a professional background in social care or any other field, as training is usually provided. The level of commitment varies by role and often depends on the needs of the client.
Types of advocacy