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Position # 599
OrganizationTogether Against Poverty Society
Position Volunteer Disability Advocate - Volunteer Disability Advocacy Project
Location 828 View Street, Victoria, BC, Canada
Impact Statement VDAP helps hundreds of clients navigate the provincial disability application every year. Many applicants have a difficult time managing the application, and having the support of a volunteer advocate can make all the difference. Volunteers are at the heart of this project and we are always thrilled to have more folks join our team.
Description TAPS’ Volunteer Disability Advocacy Project (VDAP) provides support to people applying for Persons with Disability (PWD) designation through the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.
The project aims to help individuals navigate the complex and lengthy application process and provide assistance to medical professionals as needed. Volunteers work directly with applicants to complete the application, help them communicate with their physicians, and review the completed application to ensure that the information provided is accurate and consistent.
Training Details Prior to engaging in advocacy work, volunteers attend a four-part training program delivered by the project Coordinator. The training reviews the application process, legislation, and professional standards of advocacy. Once the training is complete, new advocates are paired with experienced advocates to observe several interview sessions in order to see advocacy skills and methods in action. VDAP advocates are supported and supervised by the project Coordinator.
Working Conditions working in person with masks as required
Minimum Duration 7 - 12 months
Timing Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening
Time Detail TAPS is open Monday to Friday 9am-4pm, volunteers are able to schedule time during these hours. Special accommodations can be made if needed on a case by case basis.
Age 19+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Accessibility Wheelchair accessible entrance, Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest Caring Support, Office Work
Skill(s) Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Written Communication, Empathy, Adaptability, Flexibility
How to Apply
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Website http://www.tapsbc.ca
Email Send an Email Message
Contact Gillian Gaffney
Phone 250-361-3521
Address 828 View Street Victoria, V8W 1K2

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