Application for the position of volunteer facilitator

Applications are open all year round - we are currently looking for volunteers to join our groups in:

Yorkshire: Batley, Bradford and Leeds

North-West: Knowsley and Preston (Ingol)

North-East: North Shields, Gateshead, Sunderland, Thornaby and Whitley Bay

South: Farnham and Bordon

To apply, please use the appropriate link below:

  • North East for our support groups in Gateshead, North Shields, Sunderland, Thornaby and Whitley Bay
  • North West for our support groups in Knowsley, Preston, Preston Intact, Warrington 
  • Yorkshire for our support groups in Batley, Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds and Skipton
  • South for our support groups in Bordon, Farnham and Guildford

When your application is received, the Director of Operations will contact you to discuss attending a training day, which is compulsory before volunteering begins.

Training Days in 2023

As of June 2023, we have offered three training days. We will be holding additional training days, partially taking place over Zoom, at the beginning of December. Apply now!

The training includes input around depression and how it might present in those who attend the group from a mental health professional. We practise skills used by volunteer facilitators in the group. There is role play of a peer support group scenario.

We share information about how PeerTalk came to be, and we consider some of PeerTalk's policies and procedures. The expected commitment from the volunteer and ongoing support is outlined. There will be lots of interesting discussion along the way.  Lunch is provided and travel costs for the day can be reimbursed.
 
You can find a full role description at https://www.peertalk.org.uk/volunteer-with-us and you can read testimonials from facilitators here: https://www.peertalk.org.uk/volunteer-with-us/why-volunteer-for-peertalk 
PeerTalk Facilitators do not offer advice or counsel or opinions to the groups as the support comes from the peers. Facilitators enable this to happen.
 
For further information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07719 562 617.
 
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