Do you enjoy talking with people and helping them based on your life experiences? Are you able to volunteer a few hours a week?
Yes? Then we’d love to hear from you!
As a Peer Support Volunteer, the purpose of your role will be to facilitate online support groups to people affected by BPD. These include sessions for service users, family members, and carers.
Qualities and skills required for this role
Genuine passion, empathy, and desire to support people living with BPD and other mental health issues
Flexible approach to the role
Understanding the impact of life with BPD
Good understanding of mental health and wellbeing
Understanding of safeguarding and confidentiality/GDPR
Experience of volunteering with people with health and social needs, or community-based work
Ability to use lived experience in a positive way
Passionate about peer support and recovery
Open, honest and friendly
Good communication skills.
To enjoy taking part in groups and activities
Ability to use a person-centred approach
You must be over the 18 years of age and live permanently in the UK.
You must have access to a laptop or computer and a quiet place to facilitate meetings.
You must be able to attend training sessions and volunteer meetings as appropriate.
We offer induction training and other relevant training opportunities to enable you to fulfil this volunteer role. To support you in your role, it will be necessary to complete our peer support training course.
A six-month minimum commitment, a degree of flexibility is needed for this role.
A minimum of 2 hours per week is required.
The specification above is broad, if you don’t meet some of the requirements but feel the role is right for you, please do apply.
To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the criteria and why you wish to volunteer as a peer supporter, to email@example.com.