How to become a volunteer

If you think you might like to train as an Auntie Pam's Peer Supporter, contact the service and ask for an application form or download one using the link below. You don't need any qualifications, but you do need to live in Kirklees and have had children. (As this is a peer support service, we only recruit women to volunteer roles).

As a Peer Support Volunteer, you will be first point of contact for clients and visitors coming into the Auntie Pam's Centre in Dewsbury or in Huddersfield.

It's about being there to listen, offer support, guidance and signposting as well as sharing your own experiences when appropriate.

Tasks include:

  • Giving friendly support and encouragement to clients.
  • Finding information and signposting clients to other local services.
  • Keeping client records up to date
  • Keeping the Centre clean, tidy, and welcoming
  • Representing Auntie Pam's in Kirklees

These tasks are not all that you will be doing, it is up to you how you wish to develop your own role as a Peer Support Volunteer.

Trained Peer Supporters are expected to volunteer for a minimum of 3 hours per week for at least 6 months. After 6 months, volunteers are encouraged to look at further learning opportunities that can be undertaken within the volunteer role, such as NVQ's and Diplomas.

Read the Auntie Pam's volunteer role description.

How to apply to be a volunteer

Become a peer supporter at Auntie Pam's by filling in our simple form.

Clock Completing this form takes around 10 minutes.

Paperclip As this is a peer support service we only recruit women to volunteer roles.

Download and complete form

After you've applied

Once you complete this application please return it to the address provided at the end of the form.