Being a supporter 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 being a supporter for POhWER we aim to make the best use of your current skills and abilities whilst helping you develop in other areas.

You can support us in a number of ways such as by becoming a volunteer advocate, helping us out at one of our local offices, help with fundraising, promoting our services and making local people aware of them, talking to other groups about POhWER or help writing our local newsletters. There are lots of exciting things to get involved with. Please complete the simple online application form below to register your interest in becoming a supporter for POhWER.

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 helping@pohwer.net

The information that you give us in completing this form will only be used to contact you about volunteering and supporting POhWER. Please check out our Privacy Policy for more information.

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* 2. First Name

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* 3. Surname

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* 4. Address

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* 5. Home Number

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* 6. Mobile Number

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* 7. Email

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* 8. Do you have any special requirement(s)?

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* 9. How would you like to support us? (Select all that apply)

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* 10. What skills and experience do you have that you think you could share with others as part of your supporting role?

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* 11. What do you hope to gain from your supporter role?

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* 12. How did you find out about becoming a supporter for POhWER?

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* 13. Which area would you like to support us in?

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* 14. If we do not work in the area, are you willing to travel to another area? (Please note some roles are not available in all areas)

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* 15. What days and times would you be available to support us? (Select all that apply)

The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) merged in December 2012 to form the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The DBS still carries out the same functions as the CRB and ISA, helping organisations prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups. What was a CRB check is now called a Disclosure and Barring Certificate. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. POhWER will look at the nature of the work and the circumstances and background of your offences. We encourage all volunteers to provide details of their criminal record at an early stage in the application process.

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Please give the names and addresses of two people who are each willing to provide a reference on your behalf. They do not have to be people who know you in a professional or educational capacity but they should know you well as an individual and not be a family member.

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If you would like any information about any of our other services, please call 0300 456 2370 or email us, helping@pohwer.net

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