Peer mentor

Bishop Auckland, Seaham, Consett

Volunteering within DWMA will ideally increase opportunities for social inclusion in local communities, aid Mental Wellbeing stability and improve employability.
Not only will volunteering help with your own Journey, you will support customers and help to empower individuals and ensure that they have respect, dignity, independence, choice and control over their own lives.


The support provided by the Wellbeing & Recovery Services is based around activities which promote social inclusion (not housing related) and is delivered to individuals within a variety of community settings in a group basis.

You may be supporting staff in our wellbeing groups, leading on activities in the groups, supporting customers with their fitness, or helping with the out and about groups.

Support is offered between the hours 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

Skills & Qualities

No previous experience is required for this role and you will not require a DBS as you will not be lone working. Lived in experience is a bonus.

When & Where?

Across County Durham, normally within the hours of Monday - Friday 09.00 - 17.00.

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

You will receive a full induction and introduction to the Wellbeing and Recovery groups once you are up and running.

You will meet regularly with your Volunteer Manager to ensure your are getting the most out of your volunteering. You will also have a LIFE support plan which is reviewed regularly to outline your goals and any additional support you may require.

We offer all our volunteers the option to take part in our Home Achievement Programme (HAP) training, to support your Volunteering in 3 straightforward bite size training modules. You'll have a designated HAP Lead who can advise or support you as required, there is no time limit for the HAP modules so you can do this at your own pace.

Out of pocket expenses are payable and how these are reimbursed and for what purpose will be discussed on application.

Volunteer Benefits

- Free training.
- Add to your work experience, CV and increase your skillset
- Support for your own physical and mental wellbeing if required
- Staff support
- Out of pocket expenses.
- Learn new skills
- Meet like minded people
- Opportunities to access Home Group Apprenticeship scheme.

Other Information

Volunteer your time as and when you are able. There is no end date and you can do as much or as little as you wish!
We would ask that, if you have advised us you will be attending to Volunteer on any given day, that you do let us know in advance if you are unable to attend.
You will need to complete a separate referral form on application.

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Hours: Flexible Type: Arts & Crafts, Employer Supported Volunteering, Support Work, Employee/Group Volunteering, Employment/Education/Training, Health & Social Care

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