Become an SCIO Peer Mentor

Peer support programs are based on the belief that individuals will most often look to their peers and friends for help when they experience worries or problems. Nobody understands the world of spinal cord injury like someone who has had to navigate it themselves. It is a unique experience that most family and friends cannot relate to. Having someone who has been there and can answer the questions you have is vital to your recovery.

Why do you want to become a Peer Support Volunteer? You know your experience is valid and valuable. You may also know that, in helping others, you often end up helping yourself.

The volunteer experience is rewarding. From it, you can gain a sense of purpose and satisfaction. You can offer information, support and guidance to a person faced with challenges similar to those you have overcome.

Objective: To be available to share life experience to empower individuals with new SCIs

Specific tasks:

  • To be matched by coordinator
  • Meet with any peer matches on a regular basis
  • Match is shaped on the need of the client
  • Time commitment can vary based on the need of the client
  • Report to Peer Support Coordinator on any difficult issues that arise
  • Report time spent on match to PS Coordinator
  • Attend several Peer Connections events yearly

Learn how you can share your experiences

If you would like to learn more about becoming a Peer Mentor, please contact us today to get started.

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