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Gambler's Help Lived Experience Programs

Gambler’s Help Lived Experience Program roles

ReSPIN Gambling Harm Community Educator

 

Who are ReSPIN Gambling Harm Community Educator volunteers? 

ReSPIN Gambling Harm Community Educators have a lived experienced of gambling harm, either from their own gambling or from the impacts of another person's gambling. 

They share their story of gambling harm and recovery with community and corporate groups, health care services and the media, with the aim of educating, influencing change and decreasing stigma in the community.

Interested in becoming a ReSPIN volunteer?

We are looking for people who:

  • Are willing to share their lived experience story of gambling harm to help others (either at face to face events or online)
  • Are in stable recovery (either from their own gambling or form the impacts of another person's gambling) and feel willing and able to share their story with the community.
  • Are willing to complete the ReSPIN training
  • Live across Victoria - ReSPIN is a statewide program and we recruit volunteers from all across Victoria

What you will get:

  • Training and ongoing professional development
  • Support from staff and our strong group of volunteer community educators
  • The opportunity to use your lived experience to help the community

Click here for more information about the program. 

For more information about the role, please call us on 0456 542 124 for a chat or click on 'Apply here'.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Peer Connection - telephone peer support for gambling harm

Who are Peer Connection Peer Support Volunteers?

Our Peer Connection volunteers have a lived experienced of gambling harm and recovery either from their own gambling or from the impacts of another person’s gambling. 

Peer Connection volunteers provide peer support to people struggling with gambling harm (across Victoria) by sharing their own stories and experiences and by providing a layer of informal support. Sometimes speaking with a person who has ‘been there, done that’ can be helpful for recovery, especially when it’s difficult to talk to others about gambling.

Interested in becoming a Peer Connection volunteer?

 We are looking for people who:

  • Can use their lived experience of gambling harm to help others
  • Are in stable recovery (either from their own gambling or from the impacts of another person's gambling)
  • Have great listening skills and empathy
  • Can volunteer for 3 hours a week or fortnight (day or evening) and can commit for at least one year
  • Are willing to complete Peer Connection training

What you will get:

  • Training and ongoing professional development
  • The opportunity to use your lived experience to help others
  • To volunteer with a supportive team

For more information about the role, please contact us via pcintake@bchs.org.au or click on 'Apply here'.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Click here for more information about the Peer Connection program

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