A north-east charity is appealing for volunteers to help some of the most vulnerable members of their community.
Advocacy Service Aberdeen (ASA) offers free and confidential support to people who need advice on their rights to health care and social services.
A key part of the service’s work is helping people with mental health issues and learning disabilities.
Catherine Whiteman, ASA’s training and volunteer co-ordinator, said working with the service offers a “unique” opportunity.
She added: “We accept people of all ages and from all walks of life who want to give something back. Of course, it can sometimes be a challenging role but it’s also hugely rewarding.
“Advocacy offers a great opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives – our volunteers support people to take control over their lives and make their voices heard.
“It’s a wonderful way to put something back into the community and our volunteers are highly valued. It’s not just about what our volunteers are doing for our clients but what they can gain through the process themselves.”
All recruits will be fully trained in the skills needed to become an advocate.
They will also get ongoing support from the team to help settle into the role.
For more information, call 01224 332 366 for an application pack.