Youth Peer Support Worker

  • VO86171


Description

We are looking for young people aged 18-24 with Type 1 Diabetes across Scotland to join our project and be trained in three different peer support skills – Buddying, providing group support, or moderating an online national chat. Peer Support is proven to be a great way to manage the complications and stress that can come from having a long term health condition.

Through this project you will deliver and design the peer support and be given full training to become a peer supporter. You will be providing peer support for young people aged 13-24 with type 1 across Scotland. We will explore emotional and mental wellbeing, improving self-management, reducing isolation and meeting new people.

This will be delivered online for now while local restrictions are in place.

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/in_your_area/scotland/volunteering/youth-peer-support-groups

Organisation aims and objectives

A world where Diabetes can do no harm. Working to raise awareness, improve care and provide help, support and information for people with diabetes and their families across Scotland.

Restrictions

Experience required: Has Type 1 Diabetes. Happy to work as part of a team. Sharing your experiences. Keen to develop and build skills. No prior experience is needed. Just a willingness to learn and develop.
Travel details: Online while restrictions are in place – then in your local community when able to. There will be some travel to central Scotland when able to.
Minimum age: 18
Maximum age: 24

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 6 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.