Are you looking to volunteer for a local charity that is making a difference in Lancashire, Trafford, Bradford and Rochdale and want to give back to your community? View our current roles by scrolling to the bottom of this page.
We are currently looking for volunteers in the following locations; Ormskirk, Lancaster, Burnley, Clitheroe, Accrington, Colne, Nelson, Rossendale, Haslingdon, Whalley and Blackburn.
As well as transforming the lives of others, volunteering can also help to transform your own. Did you know that 90% of volunteers in the UK report a sense of personal achievement, and 77% report improved mental health and wellbeing from volunteering?
At Advocacy Focus, all our volunteers are trained and developed to a high standard with our award winning training and mentorship programme. Volunteering with us helps you to:
Some of our volunteers have even gone on to secure full time paid employment in our organisation.
We have a variety of different roles across the areas we cover and welcome applications from people of all ages, experiences and backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from people with disabilities and those with lived experience of mental ill health. Empathy matters more than academic qualifications.
If you are unsure of what role you wish to volunteer for, or believe you have a skill we could benefit from, you can email our Volunteer Manager here or pick up the phone and speak to us on 0300 323 0965.
As winners of the Selnet Excellence in Training and Mentoring Award 2018 and the Red Rose In House Training Award in 2019, we are committed to the support and development of all our team and volunteers.
When you join us, you will Advocacy Focus, you receive your own training schedule which includes an Induction Day, Introduction to Advocacy, E-learning opportunities and much more. As part of your training, you will also shadow our Independent Advocates on client visits and get to grips with the important work we do in the community.
When you volunteer for a small local charity such as Advocacy Focus, you are better able to see the impact your volunteering has on your local community.
Read Hazel's story of volunteering at Advocacy Focus.
“I find it hard to explain just how much volunteering with Advocacy Focus has done to my confidence and self-esteem. I feel I’ve got a purpose again, I’m a lot happier with myself even my family have noticed. I would like to thank everyone at Advocacy Focus for this opportunity.”
Check out our available roles below or call us on 0300 323 0965 to discuss our volunteering opportunities in more detail.
We are always keen to hear from people who have experienced or live with ill-mental health, social care challenges and/or caring responsibilities.
Advocacy Focus are looking to appoint a Chair for our Board of Trustees and help steer Advocacy Focus through its rapid growth and challenging environment. This is an unpaid Voluntary role, if you would like to read more, click here!
We are looking for warm, compassionate and understanding people who are good communicators to join our Community Focus team. As a Community Focus Volunteer, you can make a real difference to people who feel lonely and isolated in East Lancashire.
Independent Visitors support and befriend young people in care; take the opportunity to become a positive influence in a child's life. Our Independent Visitor role is currently only available in Rochdale. Candidates must be able to pledge 3-4 hours per month for two years.
As a volunteer, you will make a real difference and support people with mental ill health enabling them to become more involved in decisions about their care and treatment. This role is currently available in Trafford, Chorley, Ormskirk and Lancaster.
We require a fundraising volunteer to be part of a passionate team working closely with our Marketing and Business Development team in Accrington.
We’re seeking additional Trustees to join an already strong leadership and help steer Advocacy Focus through its rapid growth and challenging environment currently facing the sector.