Carer Peer Volunteer Program
Carers WA was funded by the Department of Social Services to develop a Carer Peer Volunteer service delivery model and training package. As a result, two documents were developed, ‘Guidelines for Planning and Operating a Carer Peer Volunteer Program’ and the ‘Carer Peer Volunteer Training Workbook’.
The resources developed are aimed at service providers to assist with the implementation of this evidence-based model. The model links volunteers who have lived experience of being a carer (they may be existing or former carers) with carers who would benefit from peer support.
The service delivery model and the training workbook recognises the value of a carer's lived experience, skills and knowledge developed as a result of their own caring role. The project is holistic in that it combines peer support, volunteering, mentoring, wellbeing and goal setting. All these aspects support the value of peer-led programs, which aid in improving the wellbeing of both the Carer Peer Volunteer and the carer they are matched with.
The publications are available for download below.
Carer Peer Volunteer Training Workbook
- Module 1: The Carer Volunteer Role
- Module 2: Mentoring Skills
- Module 3: Communication Skills
- Module 4: Carer Wellbeing
- Module 5: Coping Strategies
- Module 6: Providing Information
- Module 7: Setting Goals
- Module 8: Boundaries
- Module 9: Documenting
- Workbook Review
Guidelines for Planning and Operating a Carer Peer Volunteer Program
For more information:
Contact Carers WA:
1300 CARERS (1300 227 377)