The SDS Team are delighted to announce that we are recruiting volunteer Champions!
– Would you like to learn new skills, do new things and meet new people?
– Would you like to influence policy and practice and make sure that the voice of disabled people is heard?
What does the role of LCiL Champion entail?
LCiL Champions are volunteers who share their lived experience at conferences, events or training programmes, or become members of working groups of committees. We are recruiting new people to join the Champions programme. Champions are disabled people, people living with long-term conditions and parent carers who are involved with LCiL.
We will provide new Champions with training and support – our team of Champions also meets together regularly as a peer support group.
Do you have experience in:
- Assessments and support planning?
- Directing your support package, or your child’s support?
- Being a PA employer?
If the answer is yes, this volunteer role might be for you!
Questions and Answers
Below are some of the most common questions regarding this Champion volunteering role. Please see the Role Description below for the full Q&A
What does this volunteer role involve?
- Taking part in the LCiL Champion training
- Sharing your lived experience at workshops, events and meetings
- Attending regular Champion meetings for peer support and professional development
- “Telling it like it is” to your peers, professionals and policy makers
What sort of skills and interests do I need?
- You do not need to have any public speaking skills or experience, our training will cover this
- An interest independent living for disabled people and people with long term conditions and challenging the attitudes, and the physical and social barriers that create disability
- Meeting new people
What support will I get in this role?
- Regular group support and supervision
- Support to prepare for events from LCiL staff
- Ongoing training and development
How to Apply
We are currently not taking applications for Champions. This page will be updated as soon as we begin the recruitment process once again with the new submission deadline.
You can call us on 0131 475 2350, or email SDS@lothiancil.org.uk