Peer-Mentors are responsible for providing one-on-one peer support, information and referral services to fellow NSW people living with arthritis.
* Mentor recruitment is managed by Arthritis Queensland. When you click the register button you will be transferred to the Arthritis Queensland website to complete the application form.
Do you enjoy talking on the phone? Do you want to use your experience of living with arthritis to help others?
If you answered yes, then becoming a volunteer Peer-Mentor may be the role for you! If you have any questions about volunteering as a Peer-Mentor with Arthritis NSW, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 1800 011 041.
What does a Peer Mentor do?
Peer-Mentors provide support to others living with arthritis (via phone call) through listening, sharing personal experiences, and by helping to find and access suitable information and services to support living well with arthritis.
View the Peer-Mentor role description for more.
What is the commitment of a Peer Mentor?
The time commitment per week varies depending on the number of people a Peer-Mentor is matched with at any one time. This number is entirely up to the Peer-Mentor.
Peer-Mentors make calls from the comfort of their home, or other suitable location (quiet, private space). So there is no travel requirements.
Peer-Mentors initially complete special training before being matched with people for peer support. This requires access to a computer and a phone to complete, and provides all the information and tools needed for the role.
What experience does a Peer Mentor need?
Peer-Mentors must have lived with arthritis, or cared for a child living with arthritis, ideally for at least around two years.
There is no specific experience required, but Peer-Mentors should be comfortable sharing their own story with others, and be able to communicate with empathy.
How can I find out more or apply?
If you have any questions about volunteering as a Peer-Mentor with Arthritis NSW, please contact us at email@example.com or on 1800 011 041.