Peer Support Volunteer Program

Join our network of peer volunteers!

We regularly seek members from the CF community to join our peer program and support others in a similar situation.  

Peer support

What does a peer volunteer do?

The primary role of a peer volunteer is to listen, however they also act as a support person and offer information and share their experiences of CF. Some provide support on the phone, in person or via correspondence such as email or Skype. Others help to establish support groups for people in their local community.

Who are peer volunteers?

Peer volunteers are members of the CF community who have a direct experience and passion for CF. 
They can include:

  • Individuals with CF
  • Parents
  • Partners
  • Siblings
  • Grandparents 

Why become a peer volunteer?

Reasons why you may decide to become a peer volunteer could include:

  • Giving back to the community
  • Feeling your own struggle has had a purpose
  • Wanting to support a cause that is important to you
  • Improving the quality of life of others affected by CF
  • Developing new relationships and networks
  • Becoming part of a group with a shared interest
  • Developing new skills and techniques 

Am I eligible?

Anyone wanting to become a peer volunteer must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current member of CFCC
  • Have an immediate connection to CF (ie. parent, partner, sibling, grandparent, individual with CF)
  • Live in Victoria
  • Is 18 years or over
  • Willing to share their story
  • Be available for min of 1hr a week  

How do I apply? 

Contact CFCC on (03) 9686 1811 or email programs@cfcc.org.au