ASA is a local charity and was founded in 1996. We provide an independent advocacy service for people living in Aberdeen City.


We help people to have a voice, to gain information to help them make choices and to help them feel better prepared and able to engage with social care, health care and housing and educational professionals. Our values are at the core of the work we do together with those we support. Advocacy Service Aberdeen believes in: Independence; A Non-Judgemental approach; Inclusion; Respect; Person Centred; Confidentiality; Team work; Empowerment.


If you have some spare time to offer and feel you have the skills and qualities to support the work we do, we would like to hear from you.


The work we do is carried out Monday to Friday between 9:00am-5:00pm.


There are many ways you can support our organisation, this includes : –


Contacting service users to ask them about their experience of using the service. This could be carried out in person, by phone or via a video call.


Supporting our Collective Advocacy Groups which include – patients at Royal Cornhill Hospital; People who live in support or shared accommodation; Expert by experience group who share their personal views and experiences of using Aberdeen City Health & Social Care provision.


Helping us with admin and clerical tasks. Supporting case work / referrals in the following areas: Carers, Domestic Abuse, Mental Health, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Older Adults (65+), Older Adults Mental Health, Self-Directed Support or Problematic Substance Use.


If your values are aligned with ours and you have the time to give to support a local charity in your community, we would love to hear from you.


To find out more about our volunteering opportunities please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Joanne Grant on 01224 332366 or complete the below application and monitoring forms and email to asa@advocacy.org.uk


Volunteer Application Form


Volunteer Monitoring Form

Volunteering for the advocacy service can be very rewarding. In my experience, clients appreciate your help no matter how little you may feel you have contributed. The Advocacy staff, and especially Joanne, are very supportive and help with any issue which are more complex.


My experience so far has been very positive: the full time staff are very accessible and supportive; I’ve felt comfortable that I’ve been able to go at my own pace as regards taking on new clients; I feel I’ve benefited personally from all the (free, to me) training I’ve had access too - I hope the clients get some benefit too!