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Volunteering with SIRG

 

Volunteer Roles

Volunteering at SIRG​

We are constantly looking for good people to help us with our mission.  If you believe you can stand in the gap for people in your community, join us.

​Please get in touch with us at info@sirglondon.org 

call 07763 548 821 or 07830 594 691

 
Role: Mental Health Advocate 
Context of role 

SIRG Mental Health advocates are focused on providing an empathetic and understanding voice to support the community in Lewisham and surrounding boroughs. Our volunteer advocates are concerned, first and foremost, about ensuring that the mental health provision is equitably available to all. Our aim is to support vulnerable people to make decisions and have their voice heard when decisions are being made about their lives.

 

As a SIRG mental health advocate, you'll secure people’s rights, such as accessing services and ensure that people are involved in their own care and support planning, with the cultural value and sensitivity that central to our approach.

 

Role: Education Advocate
Context of role

SIRG Education advocates are focused on providing an empathetic and understanding voice of support to parents in Lewisham and surrounding boroughs. Our volunteer advocates are concerned, first and foremost, about the welfare of the child. To effectively address their needs, our aim is to establish, develop and maintain good working relationships with parents/carers, teachers, head teachers and various educational support staff and other agencies. As an advocate for the child, parent/carer you will be very much focused on meeting their needs.

 

Purpose of the role:

To work with families, parents, carers and the school to enable children and young people to have full access to educational opportunities and overcome the barriers to learning. This may include working with the wider family and community, in addition to a range of other related agencies. 

Role: Befriending Advocate 

Context of role 

 

Our volunteer befrienders are concerned, first and foremost, about reducing loneliness, stress and isolation. We want to meet all the needs of those who make use of this service, increasing confidence, self-esteem and emotional growth. 

You will have excellent listening skills and enjoy a good phone call. You'll need to be able to show your telephone friend respect, patience, empathy and understanding. We would love it if you could commit to a minimum of 6 months volunteer work.