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Russell Webster, Revolving Doors Agency. (2021) Peers who volunteer: a guide on how to support people with lived experience. London: Russell Webster and Revolving Doors Agency.

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External website: https://peervols.russellwebster.com/

The guide is aimed at people with lived experience, providers and commissioners and offers practical tips around what people with lived experience should expect from volunteering roles and what providers can do to deliver inclusive volunteering opportunities that consider the needs and experiences of people with lived experience and also support their development and progression.

The guide covers topics including recruitment, training, ongoing support, developing work skills, help finding paid work, providing financial help to support volunteering and control and choice, and also includes links to other helpful resources. In addition to being informed by a team of experts by experience, the guide has also been informed by 253 service user volunteers who took part in a survey around their experiences within the criminal justice, drug and alcohol, homelessness and multiple complex needs sectors.

The guide is accompanied by a website which will be updated regularly to reflect the latest news and research related to peer volunteering. The website also includes a platform for people with lived experience to search for opportunities, with providers advertising these opportunities making a commitment to abide by the best practice principles set out in the guide.

Item Type
Publication Type
International, Guideline, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Harm reduction, Education and training, Rehabilitation/Recovery
November 2021
56 p.
Russell Webster and Revolving Doors Agency
Corporate Creators
Russell Webster, Revolving Doors Agency
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