Welcome to the Peer Volunteers resource site
Everything you need to know about peer volunteers
designed for three groups of people
Do you have lived experience? If you are a volunteer or want to start giving back to others, you’ve come to the right place.
Does your organisation offer peer support? You can find help with best practice and recruiting people with lived experience .
Do you commission services which include peer support? See the best practice standards you should be requiring.
All the guidance on this site is based on the lived experience of peer volunteers
Matching peer volunteers with the right organisations
This site is updated regularly. Here’s just some of the recent additions.
CJ Burge reflects on her journey from prison to boardroom, offering hope and advice to other upcoming leaders who have personal experience of prison.
Rob Calder talks about co-production, pizza and how research should be a tomato rather…
Lived experience work in criminal justice can be safe, sustaining and inclusive AND exclusionary, shame-provoking and precarious.
WHO global research finds that peer-based and drug user-lead services and health interventions are fundamental to effective treatment for people who inject drugs.