Some questions you may ask
What is RAP ?
RAP is an independent advocacy organisation and a registered charity working with adults with learning disabilities.
What is advocacy?
Representing the views, wishes and interests of someone
What does Learning Disability mean ?
A reduced capacity to understand new or complicated information, learn new skills and cope independently.
What is involved ?
All volunteers receive induction training in Learning Disabilities and Advocacy. RAP staff provide ongoing support to volunteers. A Police Records check is required.
Expenses are payable
Who can apply to be a RAP volunteer?
- Who is over the age of 18
- Who can give some time from their life to help someone with a learning disability
- Who can give commitment
What can RAP volunteers do ?
- Be advocates by linking 1-1 with someone with a learning disability.
- Crisis Advocacy Work (short-term issues)
- Be Homes Visitors
- Help at Drop Ins
- Be part of an organisation that works to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities.