The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Supporting each other with mood disorder issues;
Canvassing developments in treatment and research.
DBSA Roland Park: local affiliate of The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, a national non-profit providing support groups to improve the lives of people with mood disorders. Our groups are for people with depression and bipolar disorder as well as their families and friends. See www.dbsarolandpark.weebly.com
DBSA's focus: training new DBSA support group peer facilitators for additional DBSA support groups in the Greater Baltimore geographical area.
Requirements: If you are looking for a position of some responsibility and have had mood struggles of your own, this is a great opportunity for you to give back to others who want to grow and progress while facing their own mood challenges.
1) As a facilitator trainee, you must have first-hand experience with mood disorders(either your own or a family member's), must respect and like people, have empathy and hold meetings with regularity.
2) New facilitators must work with the trainer to 1)find a location for the support group meeting and commit 2) to continue facilitating the new group for at least a few months. Usually the satisfaction facilitators feel from helping group members make progress dealing with mood disorders is very fulfilling As a result, new facilitators soon become experienced facilitators.
An experienced DBSA peer facilitator gives the training which includes official DBSA materials, DVD and discussion. Ongoing guidance and support from the DBSA trainer/facilitator will continue following the training session.
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Minimum 2 hours each for 2 meetings a month
Willingness to respond to emails, phone calls from new and current members. Contact community grps