Volunteer with SWAN

We welcome and support volunteers who give up their precious time to be part of our service delivery.  We see volunteers as an integral part of SWAN, enhancing our service offer to the community.

In return for your time we are able to offer a variety of training to complement your continuing professional development, and support and guidance to meet your desired outcomes.

Whichever role you choose you’ll be a valued member of our workforce and have opportunities to attend wellbeing events, workforce conferences and team building days.  We also host bi-annual events to recognise the contribution volunteers make and celebrate your impact.

We have a variety of opportunities to match your skills, experience and interests.


Current Opportunities


Volunteer Advocacy Coach 

Locations: Isle of Wight, Somerset, Bristol & South Gloucestershire

Advocacy Coaches support clients through our Self-Advocacy Programmes to develop the skills and confidence to self-advocate, either for a one-off event of part of the client’s personal progression.

This is achieved through the delivery of Self-Advocacy Workshops, Peer Advocacy Groups and one-to-one self-advocacy coaching.

Click here: Volunteer Advocacy Coach Role Description



***NEW*** Volunteer Digital Community Champion

Locations: Taunton, Somerset or home-based

Volunteer Digital Champions support us in promoting the services we provide through social media and digital marketing.

Digital Champions are individuals who have excellent IT skills and working knowledge of marketing a product.

Click here: Volunteer Digital Community Champion Role Description



Volunteer Community Champion

Locations: Isle of Wight, Somerset, Bristol & South Gloucestershire

Community Champions support us to promote the service we provide on a local level by raising awareness of the service offerings, assisting with events and improving engagement with the community.

Community Champions are individuals who have strong links with their community and understand the needs of local citizens.

Click here: Volunteer Community Champion Role Description



Volunteer Advocate – now recruiting in Somerset 

Location: all delivery areas (currently seeking volunteers on the Isle of Wight and in Somerset)

Volunteer Advocates can perform a variety of different roles including advocating for clients who lack capacity, to ensure their best interests are safeguarded and their rights are upheld.

Volunteer Advocates work with vulnerable clients in the community, and in mental health settings, to address issues such as housing, benefits or access to services.

Click here: Volunteer Relevant Persons Representative Advocate Role Description

Click here: Volunteer Generic Advocate Role Description

Click here: Volunteer Mental Health Advocate Role Description


How to apply

For more information, or for an informal discussion, about any of these role, please contact our Volunteer Manager, Anna Temblett, on 03333 447928 or volunteer@swanadvocacy.org.uk

To apply, please complete an application form and return to volunteer@swanadvocacy.org.uk

Other Volunteer Roles

We have a number of other roles for volunteers within SWAN

  • Volunteer Advocacy Support Officer
  • Volunteer Administrator
  • Volunteer Victim Advocate

Although we are not currently recruiting to these roles we are still keen to hear from interested candidates, so please do get in touch if you would like to learn more.

We also offer work placements to student social workers.


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