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Apply now to train to be a Peer Support Volunteer

Support volunteers needed for Reading Your Way in RG1

Would you like to use your lived experiences of mental health issues to support others?

How about training to become a Peer Support Volunteer at Reading your Way?

The role will involve either face to face or phone peer support with clients that you will be matched with, supporting the social meet ups and undertaking outreach work to tell people about our services. There is also an opportunity to co-facilitate training and help with interviewing as well as other activities.

The role offers a 4 day training course, organisation induction and on-going support, supervision and training as well as the opportunity to be part of the Peer Support Team at Reading your Way.

Apply by Midday on Tuesday 30 May 2017 for our upcoming training.

Want to find out a little more? Come along to our Peer Support Information Session on 24 May

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Carole Connolly , Peer Support Co-Ordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 966 0240
Contact instructions?
Office hours on weekdays if by phone
Location address line 1
1A Rupert Square
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 3HE

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Link to the related event
Task type?
Support
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific roleSelf organised/motivatedSociablePatientSupportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
4 day Peer Support Training course and ongoing training as appropriate
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Supervision, team meetings
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel expenses given
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
6
Opportunity added on
18 May 2017

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