Recruiting and selecting cancer Peer Support Volunteers

Published 21 February 2023

'Recruiting and selecting cancer Peer Support Volunteers – what does success look like?' was a poster presentation included in the 6th national Cancer Survivorship Conference, held in Adelaide in March 2023.

For nearly 20 years Counterpart, a service of Women’s Health Victoria, has recruited and selected women who have had cancer to become Peer Support Volunteers (PSVs). The model of providing peer support to women with cancer has been carefully developed, implemented and monitored to ensure safety and care for both women with cancer and PSV’s.  Over 140 women across thirteen separate intakes of PSVs have undertaken comprehensive training to prepare and equip them for providing connection, support and information to other women with cancer.

Counterpart Peer Support Volunteers are integral to all aspects of Counterpart’s service delivery and continually contribute to the success and evolution of our work. Success looks like Volunteers who are engaged and give amazing commitment, care, enthusiasm and the precious gift of time to Counterpart and Victorian women with cancer.

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Last Updated: 3 March, 2023 3:59 pm