Living Proud seeks motivated individuals to join our peer based telephone peer support team and be part of the National QLife service.
QLife is Australia’s first nation-wide peer support and referral service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ+) people, led by the LGBTIQ+ Health Australia.
Being a QLife volunteer peer supporter at Living Proud can be a challenging and emotionally demanding. However, it does offer the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to build a stronger and more enriched LGBTIQ+ community as well as directly assisting individuals in need of support and information. You also get to be part of a dynamic team of volunteers and there are many opportunities for further personal and professional development.
Becoming a peer supporter will require a significant commitment of your time and energy. The full training program includes the completion of the 10 week introductory course, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills training (ASIST) followed by a number of supervised calls and ongoing Professional Development. Peer Supporter training also represents a large investment of Living Proud time and resources and, as such, we are looking for trainees who will complete the course and become peer supporters with us for at least a year.