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Counterpart Peer Support Volunteer

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Organisation : Counterpart, a service of Women's Health Victoria

Location : Melbourne (Melbourne CBD)

Time required : Training - 1 day for 6 weeks and then 1 day per 2-3 weeks

Duration of project : on-going

Sector : Health – General

Application closing date : 12 Aug, 2022

About the role

Counterpart Peer Support Volunteers are all women who have had cancer themselves and want to support other women also experiencing cancer. Peer support is when people support each other by sharing experiences and challenges that they have in common whilst understanding that every woman’s experience of cancer is different.  Our volunteers will not provide medical, legal or financial advice or counselling. 

Our Peer Support Volunteers:

  • lend a listening ear
  • provide emotional and practical support
  • help others affected by cancer.


  • You have had a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
  • Ideally it has been at least one year since you were first diagnosed with cancer.
  • You have a good understanding of written and spoken English.
  • You are aged between 18 and 80.

We are a supportive and inclusive service and value diversity among our volunteers and staff. We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds and communities to apply, including: First Nations women; women from culturally and linguistically diverse communities; members of the LGBTIQ+ community, including non-binary and gender diverse people; women with a disability; younger women; and women living with metastatic/advanced cancer.

To find out more:

About the organisation

Organisation name : Counterpart, a service of Women's Health Victoria

Women’s Health Victoria (WHV), is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of all Victorian women. Counterpart, as a service of WHV connects, supports and informs women living with cancer to live well. We do this through:

  • Offering peer support
  • Running events and programs to support wellbeing including creative, wellness and information sessions including a smaller, specialised program for women with advanced/metastatic cancer
  • Connecting women with reliable information to assist with understanding their cancer, decision making and coping with treatment.

We do not provide medical, legal or financial advice or counselling.  We can suggest where you can go for information.

To find out more:

Women's Health Victoria



How to apply

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.

Please quote in application: Counterpart Peer Support Volunteer via Pro Bono Australia.


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