Volunteering with ICANN

Volunteers play a vital role in the services we provide supporting individuals in various settings and are fully trained and supported in their role

Do you have the strength to represent other opinions as your own, stand up for their rights, not be judgemental and enable someone to take back control of their choices and life?

We are looking for flexible and committed individuals, with life skills or experiences.

For further information read our volunteer role description.


What does it involve in becoming a volunteer advocate?

You will need to complete, and send to us a Volunteer Expression of Interest form.

Informal interviews will then take place.

Then you will be asked to undertake volunteer training held over 3 half day sessions. This training covers a broad spectrum of information with the aim of giving insight into what advocacy means and basic advocacy skills to support individuals. We run a training course at least twice a year usually in January and September.

Following training we will require references and will also carry out DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks. 

Project specific training is also provided, usually over a half a day session, depending on which of our projects you are interested in working on.


Volunteer Support

Volunteers are provided with the opportunity to attend regular volunteer meetings which include;

Peer support

Service updates

Group supervision

Continued development and training

Individual supervision is offered as needed


Volunteer Quotes