Peer Support Provider
Peers Support Providers offer in-the-moment support, resources, and hope for others. Peers draw upon their own life experiences, particularly how they have found hope and overcome times of distress, and use that experience to empower others. Lived experience allows Peers to have a body of knowledge that is extremely useful to others going through similar struggles; they are able to understand others in a way that is real and empathetic.
Gia Allemand Foundation is currently recruiting candidates for our Women’s Peer Support & Crisis Intervention Program. Volunteers will be required to complete a 3 week, virtual training program prior to providing services.
Peer Support Providers provide advocacy, connections to resources, experiential sharing, community building, relationship building, skill building/mentoring/goal setting, socialization/self-esteem building, education/awareness. Peers also screen for safety issues (ie suicidality) and support individuals seeking help in maintaining their emotional and physical safety. All Peer Support Providers receive comprehensive training, supervision, and co-worker support.
In this non-clinical role, Peer Support Providers will work collaboratively with Gia Allemand Foundation Peer Support Program Directors, co-volunteers, and the community. Peer Support Providers will advocate on behalf of those affected by PMDD, while helping individuals in the community navigate the health and social services systems. Candidates will work closely with individuals in the PMDD community to address problems and answer questions, gather and provide information and support, and connect individuals to resources and to the community.
Please complete and submit the application form to apply: