Peer Support Volunteer

Assisting the group facilitator in our group support sessions. We do many different groups including PINK (self esteem/confidence building) LAVA (Life after Violence and abuse) RAPS (substance misuse peer support). Assisting the group facilitator may involve carrying out some activities with the clients with the supervision of the facilitator and preparing some group session.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

To provide emotional support and encourage clients to access appropriate services when needed
To deliver and co-deliver a variety of groups for our service users. The groups aim to promote wellbeing, encourage positive thinking, and build self-esteem and confidence. We also run peer support groups.
To offer general admin support if needed
To attend regular supervision
To attend monthly volunteer meetings
To work within the agreed professional boundaries at all times

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Confident when working in a busy and challenging environment
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Ability to use own initiative
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to manage their own wellbeing
Enjoys working as part of a team
Previous experience in a supporting role would be beneficial but training will be provided.
Ability to work in accordance with the Safeguarding and Data Protection Policy

Areas of Interest: Children, Community, Crisis Support, Domestic violence, Ex-offenders, Families, Health and wellbeing, Victim support, Women
Opportunity suitable for: Indoor, Long term commitment, Older people, People seeking work, People with a visual impairment, People with restricted mobility, University students
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Counselling, Mentoring, Providing advice, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: Counselling, Listening, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Automatic opening doors, Lift to other floors / step free access throughout the building, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Women and Their Families Centre
Organisation Profile: To complete