Become a Volunteer

Join our diverse team of volunteer peer leaders and help us make a difference!

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T​rained to facilitate LiveWell support groups online or in their own community (Philadelphia), our volunteer peers with shared experience of depression, recovery, and living well are dedicated to the LiveWell mission of bringing free and effective depression support to all. 

 

They also know the value that ​l​iving with a purpose​​ has on their own mental health. In fact, helping others has proven therapeutic value, and is shown to help reduce symptoms and relapses of depression, and increase wellbeing.

About the Training

Program participants will demonstrate knowledge of:

  • The peer recovery movement in historical context

  • The values, underlying principles, and mechanisms that inform both the LiveWell Program and experiential-learning

  • Motivational interviewing techniques

  • Group facilitation skills, including integrating principles of trauma-informed peer support and creating inclusive discussions

  • Suicidal Prevention Training

Qualifications

All peer candidates must have:

  • Lived experience with depression and resilience

  • Attended at least eight LiveWell groups (no exceptions)

  • A desire to support, empower, and inspire others to live well with depression

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • The ability to work as part of a team (e.g., respond to peer feedback)

  • The ability to make a one-year commitment to facilitate a LW support group twice a month

Next Steps

Contact us at:

contact@livewell-foundation.org

Thank you for your interest; and we are looking forward to speaking with you!

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Because the number of applications received often exceeds the number of available positions we can offer, we cannot guarantee a volunteer opportunity.