Parent Project Outreach volunteer

Plymouth Highbury Trust

Name: Parent Project Outreach volunteer
Organisation: Plymouth Highbury Trust
Location: 207 Outland Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL23PF
Type: Part Time
around 4 hours per week


Be part of an award winning team of Volunteer Parent Advocates making a HUGE difference to families in Plymouth!

Our friendly team provides comprehensive caring, empathetic and holistic support to local families where one or both parents have a learning disability.

We are looking for someone to support parents by:
• Assisting in the promotion of our services and organising and participating in promotional and information events
• Preparing promotional material
• Distributing information at community venues such as schools, GP surgeries, children’s centres, libraries and the local authority etc
• Assisting in the preparation and provision of easy read information
• Regularly promoting the Project and connect with others via Facebook/Instagram/Twitter
- Assisting with fundraising activities

For more information please look at the Parent Project pages on our website:

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Organisation Description

The Plymouth Highbury Trust was established in 1956 under the name of Plymouth Mencap Society by parents of 30 children with a learning disability. The Trust has grown over 58 years and now caters for over 500 adults with a learning disability.

The Services we currently provide include:
• a supported tenancy scheme on site for 12 adults
• an evening social club in our recently refurbished community hall, twice a week, for over 100 people
• twice-weekly daytime activity group for over 30 people
• day service for approximately 30 people
• community enabling service
• DWP Appointee service for over 160 people unable to manage their own finances
• our own charity shop
• independent mental capacity advocacy
• independent mental health advocacy
• issue-based (representational) advocacy
• long-term citizen advocacy
• self-advocacy groups.


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Cause / Interests

  • Disability
  • Domestic Violence
  • Families
  • Human and Civil Rights
  • Legal Aid and Justice
  • Women's Groups

Types of Activity

  • Administration
  • Campaigning and Lobbying
  • Community Work
  • Fundraising
  • Local Events
  • Marketing, PR and Media

Skills and Qualifications


Skills and Attributes:

• Self-motivated and able to work independently
• Friendly, empathic and non-judgmental attitude
• An understanding of working with vulnerable families
• Effective communication skills, confident speaking to a diverse range of people and an active listener
• Able to work in a confidential environment
• A strong team player
• Accurate record keeper
- knowledge of Social Media


Benefits of Volunteering:
• An excellent opportunity to develop new and existing skills
• The opportunity to gain experience in health and social care services
• The chance to be at the heart of your local community, meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team
• Out of pocket expenses

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 75
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: all out of pocket expenses covered
Restrictions: NA
Induction: full induction given
Insurance Cover: fully insured
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: Training given
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, References, Information Day, DBS Check