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IFCA Peer Support Group Facilitators

Could you give a few hours per month to volunteering for IFCA?

Presently we are looking to recruit volunteer facilitators from our Branches all over the country for our IFCA Peer Support Groups.

How many hours would I be expected to work?

  • All volunteers are expected to commit to work with IFCA for a minimum of two years.
  • IFCA Peer Support Group Facilitators would normally work four hours a month which includes running at least one peer support group or a meeting that contains an element of peer support group work every two months or five times a year.
  • Volunteers are also expected to attend regular supervision sessions and training sessions.

Do I need to have qualifications?

No specific qualifications are required and training will be provided but volunteers must have experience of fostering, be an IFCA member and active in their local Branch.


IFCA Peer Support Group Facilitators are obliged to attend a five session Advanced Facilitations Skills Course and Role Specific Induction Training.

How do I apply?

  • Complete this one page volunteer expression of interest form or alternatively contact the IFCA Branch/Regional Development Officer or Support Co-ordinator in the National Office. 
  • The Development Officers will give you a detailed job specification and will contact your local Branch/Region to discuss your interest in the role with the local committee. 
  • All applicants will need to attend an informal phone interview.
  • All successful applicants will be given details of the next available training course.