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Volunteer Disability Advocate

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Together Against Poverty Society

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TAPS’ Volunteer Disability Advocacy Project (VDAP) provides support to people applying for Persons with Disability (PWD) designation through the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.

The project aims to help individuals navigate the complex and lengthy application process and provide assistance to medical professionals as needed. Volunteers work directly with applicants to complete the application, help them communicate with their physicians, and review the completed application to ensure that the information provided is accurate and consistent.

VDAP helps hundreds of clients navigate the provincial disability application every year. Many applicants have a difficult time managing the application, and having the support of a volunteer advocate can make all the difference. Volunteers are at the heart of this project and we are always thrilled to have more folks join our team.

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About Together Against Poverty Society

Location:

828 View Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K2, CA

Mission Statement

To better the lives of persons living in poverty through legal advocacy and public legal education.

Description

Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS) is the largest anti-poverty organization on Vancouver Island. TAPS works to impact people’s lives in ways that honour and promote human rights, justice, and a healthy sustainable community. TAPS is a recognized leader and resource for citizens, community groups, and social agencies attempting to reduce poverty. TAPS provides education and advocacy services to over 7,000 people across the Capital Region and Southern
Gulf Islands annually.

TAPS was established and registered as a Society in 1989, receiving charitable tax status in 1994.

TAPS is a non-profit society whose membership is open to individuals or groups concerned with
the preservation of civil society, the social justice movement, and the eradication of poverty.

TAPS works:
1. To better the lifestyle and living conditions of people living in poverty through legal
advocacy and public legal education.

2. To make the general public aware of the problems of people living in poverty and of
ways in which the general public can assist in solving them.

3. To collaborate with other community groups and social service providers to improve the
lives of people living in poverty.

4. To provide training for people living in poverty as well as the community groups and
organizations that assist them to enable them to advocate for themselves and for their
members.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

828 View StreetVictoria, British Columbia V8W 1K2Canada

(48.42541,-123.36089)
 

SKILLS

  • Reading / Writing
  • Case Work / Management
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • minimum 4 hours/month for minimum of 6 months
  • 8 hours of training is provided prior to starting advocacy work. This position requires volunteers to be in VICTORIA, B.C. with availability to come in person.

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