Volunteering for POhWER is an opportunity to support people who, due to disability or being disadvantaged, find it difficult to get information, speak up and get their voice heard. Advocates help to empower people so that they have a say and are involved in shaping their own lives.

When volunteering for POhWER we aim to make the best use of your current skills and abilities whilst helping you develop in other areas.

Please see below for current volunteering roles. Alternatively if you are interested in helping out in a way that is not specified - we would still love to hear from you. Call us on 0300 456 2370 and leave a message for us to get back to you or send an email to [email protected] 

If you would like to apply all you need to do is fill in the online application form below and a member of our volunteer team will contact you to talk to you in more detail about local volunteer opportunities in your area.

Online application form for supporting POhWER

POhWER welcomes all supporters with different skills so if you are not interested in one of the listed roles below please call us to discuss your skills and how you can apply them in supporting us.

*Please note that not all roles are available in all areas*

Citizen Advocacy Volunteers may have lived experience of using advocacy services and offer support to clients on a wide range of non-complex issues. 

Peer Advocacy Volunteers have lived experience of health and social care and support clients on a wide range of non-complex issues that can be easily and quickly resolved.

Self Advocacy Volunteers would support the development of self advocacy groups and support people to develop their own self advocacy skills.

Shadow Advocate Volunteers invest their free time to work with paid advocates who offer one to one and small group support to people in their local community.

Volunteer Office Administrator is an opportunity for people to support our local offices and our front line staff.

Community Engagement Volunteers support the local team to help the community understand who we are, what our services do and to ensure they know how to get in contact with us and get involved.

The Fundraising Volunteer is an opportunity to support fundraising activities throughout the organisation which may include investigating and applying for local grants and funding opportunities and attending events.

Local Volunteering Opportunities

Office Administrator Volunteer at POhWER Nottingham
We are looking to recruit and train a volunteer for an exciting opportunity to work in our lively Beeston office in Nottingham. This is an important role in providing back office admin support for our front-line staff that provide statutory advocacy for vulnerable members of your community. Find out more and apply now

Volunteer Peer Advocacy Group Facilitators at POhWER Nottingham
This role is an opportunity for volunteers to support with organising and delivering Peer advocacy groups to vulnerable people across Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City. Find out more and apply now