Who can become a Volunteer?
Adults 19 years and older who are interested in supporting people with chronic conditions.
- non-judgmental and open to new ideas
- responsible, respected and trustworthy
- committed towards helping others
- willing to listen, learn new skills and be a healthy role model
- committed to the philosophy of the program
- proficient in both speaking and reading English
What are the benefits of becoming a volunteer with Self-Management BC?
- learn facilitation skills
- learn techniques and strategies you can use in your own life
- share in other people’s success.
Is it difficult?
You are provided with thorough training and ongoing support from a Program Coordinator. Volunteers do not need to be health professionals to deliver these programs. Some volunteers also support our programs by promoting within the community, either at health fairs or distribution of promotional material.
Volunteers receive ongoing education and skills training, as well as an e-newsletter called The Link sent out six times per year. To view a sample newsletter, click here.
What is required to become a Volunteer?
Training requirements include:
- Complete and submit the Application form
- Participate in a personal telephone interview to assess suitability
- Successful completion of the training (2 to 4 days depending on program)
Trainings are interactive and fun, and are provided at no cost.
Please note: Trainings may be postponed or cancelled if a minimum number of people do not pre-register.
Click here to view our training schedule and to apply online.