Volunteer Pain Support and Wellness Group Facilitator

Pain Support and Wellness Groups offer an opportunity for people living with persistent pain to meet on regular basis to learn about self-management of pain, receive support and provide support by sharing knowledge, experiences, coping strategies, and offering understanding.

Groups meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month with alternating afternoon and evening sessions. Each 2-hour session allows participants to share their experiences, discuss self-management skills and take part in gentle movement exercises as a group.

Pain BC is looking for volunteer facilitators to co-lead/facilitate virtual Pain Support and Wellness Groups in various communities across the province. As a volunteer, you will receive thorough training and educational materials from Pain BC, as well as ongoing support from Pain BC staff to facilitate the group in your community.

Read the full job description here.

Volunteer training

The Pain Support and Wellness Groups volunteer training will be approximately 40 hours long with a mix of self-guided online training and facilitated (live) online Zoom training sessions.

Live training sessions will be scheduled as follows; please note that some of the following times may be adjusted depending on program and volunteer considerations:

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 9:30AM-12:00PM PT
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 9:30AM-12:00PM PT
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 9:30AM-12:00PM PT
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 9:30AM-12:00PM PT
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 9:30AM-12:00PM PT
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 9:30AM-12:00PM PT

Attendance at facilitation days is required and online modules are released between facilitation sessions. Participants must complete a criminal record check.

If you are able to commit to the training according to this timeline, please complete our application form below. Once you have completed the application form, the Program Lead will be reaching out to candidates who have been selected for an interview.

If you have any questions regarding the upcoming training, please contact us at supportgroups@painbc.ca.

If you are interested in applying, please click this link to complete our application form.