Youth Peer Support Worker

  • VO86171


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.

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.


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


Expenses paid: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 7 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.