Become a Peer Support Group Leader

Starting an Infertility or Adoption Peer Support Group at RESOLVE New England Are you interested in forming your own General Infertility or Topic Discussion Peer Support Group in your area? RESOLVE New England has the resources to get your started! Below is an overview of starting a support group as a volunteer Peer Support Group Leader.Volunteer Peer Group Leaders are especially needed in the following locations:Ā Burlington, Vermont; Derry, NH; Cambridge, MA; Westborough, MA; East Providence, RI.

Peer/Topic Support Group Leader Responsibilities

  • Provides a suitable, safe public meeting place for a group
  • Develops and maintains the schedule of meetings for his/her particular group; meetings should be scheduled on the same day and time each month that is not only convenient for the host, but also meets the needs of the community
  • Makes a 6 month commitment to meetings if possible, knowing that this can change due to unforeseen circumstances (pregnancy, job changes, moves, etc.)
  • Follows RESOLVE New England guidelines for leading a Peer Support Group
  • Selects appropriate topics for discussion at meetings and makes sure that all attendees have equal opportunity for input
  • Updates the members regularly with information about RESOLVE New England volunteer opportunities, upcoming programs and other important issues (advocacy, fundraising, etc.)
  • Maintains a roster of attendees
  • Submits meeting sign-in sheet, summary, and fees collected to the RESOLVE New England Office in Waltham, MA each month

Peer Group Leader Interest Form

If you’re interested in starting a support group, fill out the form below and we will email you our complete Volunteer Peer Group Leader training guide and other supporting materials you can use to advertise your newly forming group in your area.