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Volunteer Support Group Facilitator Role

PeerTalk Support Groups are for individuals who experience depression, anxiety or similar distress. 

The Support Group meetings are facilitated by two Volunteer Facilitators who receive initial and ongoing training from PeerTalk.  

All volunteers adhere to PeerTalk’s ethos, policies and procedures.

The Facilitators work on a rota basis (usually at the same venue, same day/time of the week) usually for three consecutive weeks per quarter and are supported by, and report to the Support Group Coordinator.

We are developing other Volunteer roles within PeerTalk which will support aspects of our work other than facilitating at our groups. Further information will be shared here as these developments take shape.

Role description

Facilitator duties at the meeting


The minimum volunteer time commitment with the support group is 18 months, following the initial training. Additionally, we invite our volunteers to attend a meeting every 8 weeks for mutual support and to receive ongoing training.  We may offer other training opportunities, which will be optional.

Our volunteer facilitators do not volunteer every single week.  They volunteer on a rota basis, and the requirement is to facilitate for approximately 3 sessions in every 12 week rota.  The rotas are produced every 3 months. Volunteers are asked for their availability in the 12 week period and we work as closely as we can with this.

Person description

The sustainability of a PeerTalk Support Group depends on the commitment, personal qualities and enthusiasm of the people who volunteer as Facilitators. These personal qualities include:

All Support Group Facilitators will undertake a DBS check and have an appropriate awareness of safeguarding issues related to fulfilling the role.

Creating a space where people feel accepted and valued is one of the core tasks of the PeerTalk Support Group Facilitator.

Training overview

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