Support Group Volunteer

We run support groups for people impacted by borderline personality disorder, this includes friends, family and carers. The groups are a safe supportive space to help people get support from others who truly understand what they are going through. By leading our support groups, you’ll help people affected by BPD to draw on invaluable support from their peers.

As a support group volunteer, you will help with the running of a face to face group in your local area. The groups are run weekly and last 75 minutes. We are recruiting support group facilitators who can commit to a minimum of 6 months to run the group face to face.  Full training will be provided.

About the role

  • Act as a contact in your local area for Borderline Support UK CIC
  • Arrange the programme of activities
  • Organise venue booking and refreshments
  • Work with the volunteer team to ensure the group runs in line with our guidelines

About you

We are looking for people who are:

  • Compassionate and empathetic
  • Able to share their experiences in supporting others
  • A people person, with good listening skills
  • A great communicator who enjoys meeting new people
  • Good at putting people at ease
  • Reliable and organised
  • Passionate about supporting people affected by BPD
  • IT literate and have good administrative and record keeping skills

What we offer

  • Ongoing support from the volunteer team to support you in your volunteering
  • Access to training and development
  • Social events – we host regular volunteer drop-ins online, as well as social gatherings and seasonal events (Christmas, Easter, etc)
  • Celebrating your successes – we hold annual volunteer awards.


We’re working to improve the diversity of our team to match the diversity of our service users. We know that diversity and individuality leads to a better experience for our service users which leads to better support for those affected by BPD. We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. And we’re particularly looking to increase the number of applications from those with lived experience of BPD and those from under-represented communities.

To help us deliver our strategy and make a real difference, we are looking to recruit talented people to a number of new support roles. If you would like to support people impacted by BPD, we want to hear from you! Interviews will be held at the start of April.

To Apply

Download the Role Description for more information.

Please send your CV and a covering letter to

Please note, you must be over 18 and have the right to live and work in the UK to be considered for this role. A DBS check and 2 references are required as part of the recruitment process. As you will be dealing with sensitive personal data, you will be required to undergo additional data protection training and sign a confidentiality agreement.