Two women sitting at a round table talking to each other in the Counterpart Resource Centre.

Our previous post Five reasons to call a Peer Support Volunteer  highlighted the importance and benefits of talking to someone who understands your diagnosis but there are also a number of reasons to become a Peer Support Volunteer too! Places for our 2021 volunteer intake are open now.  Read below for insights into volunteering and how to apply.

 

1. Using your experience for the greater good

Although every woman’s cancer experience is different, you’ve been through the treatments, worries and ongoing appointments. You know what to expect which means you are in a unique position to lend a reassuring, sympathetic ear to women who are facing these situations.

 

2. Being part of a team of women who understand your life experience

Our Peer Support Volunteers connect with each other during training, when coming into the Resource Centre or at our events. They’ve told us that they enjoy the friendships they've made with other women who get what they’ve been through.

 

3. Shifting the focus on your cancer diagnosis

Helping others can provide opportunities to learn and discover new things about ourselves. We can realise how far we have come, how strong we are and how much we have to offer.

 


In this vimeo video Peer Support Volunteer Bridget shares her Counterpart volunteer experience. 

Have you ever considered volunteering? We are currently recruiting! 

If you would like to know more about how you can join our Peer support Volunteer team visit the volunteer section of our website. Here you will find details on what is involved as well as a link to register for our online information session and an application form.  Applications close 7 June 2021.

 

Last Updated: 26 April, 2021 3:54 pm