We regularly seek members from the CF community to join our peer program and support others in a similar situation.
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.
Peer volunteers are members of the CF community who have a direct experience and passion for CF.
They can include:
Reasons why you may decide to become a peer volunteer could include:
“I would recommend the training program to others. It’s a small community and the more of us that are working together, networking and knowing others in our areas, hopefully the better the organisation can work to meeting our needs” Claire
All peer volunteers are required to undergo initial and ongoing training. The training provides information, skills and techniques relavant to providng peer support. Training opportunities are also a great way to meet others affected by CF within the community. Training programs are held yearly at the CFV office in Melbourne.
Topics covered include:
CFV will cover the cost of the training, including catering. Individuals living more than 1 hour from Melbourne may be eligible for support towards accommodation and petrol.
Anyone wanting to become a peer volunteer must meet the following criteria:
CFV will not be taking any applications in 2017 for new peer volunteers. If you would like further information on the program please contact CFV on (03) 9686 1811.