Support Group Leader

Endometriosis UK


4hrs per month on average

Where we are

Main Office:
75 Gloucester Place

About the Volunteer Opportunity

Support Groups offer those with endometriosis a chance to share their feelings and experiences in a safe and welcoming environment. Support Group Facilitators listen, provide emotional support and share approved endometriosis information.

We are looking for self-motivated and compassionate individuals to help facilitate our support groups and make a difference to the lives of the 1.5 million in the UK who suffer from endometriosis.

  • You will need to be able to commit to this role for a minimum of at least 6 months.
  • You will need to set aside time to plan, organise and deliver at least 6 support group meetings a year.
  • You will need to set aside time for weekly check ins on the Facebook group.
  • Support group meetings will be carried out both in-person and online.


Skills required for this role:

  • Personal experience of endometriosis.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to speak authoritatively about endometriosis without embarrassment and explain a complex disease in simple terms
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries
  • A well-developed ‘listening ear’
  • Ability to empathise with people and not to over-sympathise
  • Provide approved information and not advice.
  • Awareness of the importance of confidentiality
  • Ability to manage your own experiences and support needs
  • Ability to communicate with people from different backgrounds in a non-judgmental way
  • Strong leadership skills and be self-motivated.
  • Ability to organise meetings, publicity campaigns
  • Willing to take enquiries referred from other support services and Head Office.

About the Organisation

We work to improve the lives of people affected by endometriosis and to decrease the impact it has on those with the condition and their families and friends.

Endometriosis UK provides free, reliable information about endometriosis on our website, and through our printed and download materials. Our Support Network provides vital, emotional support and information to those who have endometriosis through our support groups and helpline, enabling them to understand their disease and take control of their condition.


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