Volunteer

Become a Volunteer – to keep us growing…

If you’d like to apply to be a volunteer for CASCAIDr CIC, right now or later on in 2024 – please fill in the form below on this page, with very brief details of your experience, and click on ‘Submit’, once you have provided information concisely addressing how you fulfil the criteria below.

We have a wide range of volunteer roles that might appeal. We want to play to your strengths.

Roles available for volunteers cover supporting the many and varied administrative tasks that any organisation needs to do well, especially given remote working and its impact on continuity between our staff.

If you’d like to know more, first, please go to our detailed form here, BEFORE you fill in the form below.  You’ll be able to see what outreach, marketing, admin or writing support is needed, and roughly how long per week of your time would be appreciated. 

For a very quick summary, these are the areas we need help in, all of which have a number of tasks within them:

  1. Outreach/Engagement
  2. Social Media and Print/TV/Radio Media
  3. Fundraising
  4. Database & Intellectual Property (IP) management
  5. Website & Information Technology (IT) upkeep
  6. Legal Expertise to support CASCAIDr CIC’s output
  7. Legal Writing and Editing (LGO reports, case law reporting etc)
  8. Freedom of Information Requests (FOI)
  9. Admin support for management
  10. Volunteer induction and support

If you have skills suited to any of the above tasks, please do select the relevant area on our detailed form about areas and tasks, or just indicate your preference on the short form below.

There is guidance available, for all these tasks, but acumen and good communication skills are necessary, and SOME existing awareness of the legal framework or lived experience regarding the provision for CHC health and adults’ social care services is necessary too.

This is a great role for a person who thinks they might want to grow into advice work in other organisations – or for law students,  interested in welfare law as a future career, but who aren’t sure what that involves, as yet.

Desirable  mix of knowledge, skills, experience and abilities for internal admin and management roles:

  • Reasonable skill and confidence in verbal and written communication
  • A demonstrable capacity for managing one’s own time/workload and competing demands
  • Good listening, comprehension and checking skills

Desirable  mix of knowledge, skills, experience and abilities for outreach and outward-facing roles:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in using IT and tech in general, to maximise efficiency
  • Some sort of direct experience of the issues facing the type of people and organisations who will likely need our advice, support and advocacy

Desirable  mix of knowledge,  experience and qualifications and/or likely working backgrounds for writing and legal input/analysis roles:

  • Interest in the law, rights, redress and empowering those who are disempowered
  • Ability to compare a story or report with a check list of features we’re interested in, and work through the list
  • Experience in social work, social care, health or perhaps housing or benefits services, or counselling, if coupled with one of the above sets of knowledge….
  • Any kind of professional qualification such as being a social worker, housing officer, nurse or occupational therapist
  • A qualification in law (even if not professionally qualified, or experienced) or in mental capacity / safeguarding
  • An Advocacy qualification and / or experience
  • Citizens Advice experience in welfare-related law
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You need to be familiar with the Care Act and the Care Act guidance as to assessment, eligibility and care planning, so please set out your experience or job that has given you this familiarity
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