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Become a Volunteer

Self-Management Programs

IMPORTANT MESSAGE 

Volunteer recruitment is currently on hold. 

Who can become a Volunteer?

Any adults 19 years and older who is interested in supporting people with chronic conditions.

Favourable volunteer attributes include:

  • 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?

You will:

  • learn facilitation skills
  • learn techniques and strategies you can use in your own life
  • share in other people’s success.

Is it difficult?

You will be provided with thorough training and ongoing support from staff at Self-Management BC. Volunteers do not need to be health professionals to deliver these programs. Some volunteers also support our programs by promoting within the community, for example, at health fairs or to distribute 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.