Lewisham Speaking Up

Volunteering Opportunities

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Volunteers are highly valued at Lewisham Speaking Up and we welcome people wishing to give up their time to be involved in the work we do.
Being open minded, reliable, friendly and enthusiastic is more important than having lots of experience.
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If you are interested in volunteering please look at our volunteer opportunities below and complete a volunteer application form.

All Volunteers are given training and support and get travel expenses paid.
Accessible application form
We will need 2 references and for you to either have an up-to-date DBS or be DBS checked, which we will pay for.

Please note that as part of your volunteering experience we will be collecting your personal data.

Only data necessary to fulfil your role as volunteer will be collected and stored securely to be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

1-2-1 Advocate

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A 1-2-1 Advocate helps a person with a learning disability to speak up and be heard.

The Advocate will take their side and support them to make their views and wishes know.

Crime and Hate Crime Advocate

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You will be supported by the Advocate for Crime and Hate Crime.

Many people with a learning disability are a victim of crime or hate crime and need somebody to speak up for them and take their side.

People’s Parliament Supporter

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The People’s Parliament is our largest forum and it takes place quarterly on a Friday.

All people with a learning disability who live in Lewisham are welcome to come to the Parliament to speak up and have their say.
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Volunteers can help by greeting and meeting people, helping with monitoring and evaluation, assisting in workshops and by giving general help in running the event.

Self Advocacy Groups Supporter

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Self Advocacy is when a person speaks up for themselves or as a group. Lewisham Speaking Up enables people with learning disabilities to have their say in large and smaller groups.

Volunteers can help us get ready for our various groups, help people to be heard in the group and write down what they say.


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As Admin Supporter you will assist the Project Coordinators with admin tasks.

It includes general office duties as well as other project-related tasks.


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We are looking for committed new trustees who can work supportively alongside Trustees with learning disabilities. We seek people with strategic vision, independent judgement, ability to think creatively and who are willing to speak up. Most importantly, we seek people with the ability to listen to our beneficiaries.
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Ideally, the new trustees will also have skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Charity governance and regulation
  • Charity fundraising
  • Finance / accounting, particularly in the voluntary / community sector.
  • Social Networking or Marketing
  • Legal
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To apply, either complete a Trustee Application form, phone 020 8692 1862, or email info@lsup.org.uk
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I look forward to meeting you soon!
Will Davies, Director