Provide one-to-one and group support to both individuals who gamble and those affected by someone else's gambling. We ask that you have personal experience. 

Online Peer Supporters will: 

Navigate and guide contacts through existing services at GamCare and the National Gambling Support Network.

Use motivational interviewing skills while drawing from their own lived experience to provide a supportive, non-judgemental space for those affected by gambling harms.

Facilitate discussions via our online support services, including:

Email – you will be paired with an individual for regular email correspondence (up to 3 emails per week for 6 months)

Chatrooms – you will facilitate group discussions and supporting conversation between people at various stages of recovery

Forum – you will initiate discussions, respond to posts, and provide encouragement, signposting and support to forum users

Help individuals set aims and goals to move to a more positive, sustained recovery whilst also providing resources to support people with these plans.

Recognise the purpose and remit of our service and signposting to other internal and external support where appropriate.

Skills needed

Skills and qualifications that may be needed or developed:

For any of our volunteering roles we ask that you have personal lived experience of gambling-related harms. This includes being affected by someone else’s gambling (friend or family member).

We ask that you’ve been in positive, sustained recovery for at least one year before volunteering with us.

This role is completely remote, so you’ll need access to a reliable internet connection, a computer and a confidential space.

To volunteer with us you must currently reside within the United Kingdom.

For more information and to apply please see here

In return, GamCare will:

Provide a full, comprehensive induction and training programme 

Give you access to a dedicated Volunteer Coordinator 

Offer and arrange 1:1 and group supervision  

Fully support your own wellbeing and recovery journey 

Give ongoing training and development opportunities 

Provide access to some internal job opportunities within our services team  

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