The peer-to-peer model of community education recognises the knowledge people acquire over the course of their lives and the impact this has on them, both as educators and as recipients of education. COTA NSW appreciates the diversity of knowledge contributed by our volunteers and the beneficial impact this has on our program. Education for adults has to be relevant, and our peer educators enable each session to relate to learners’ experiences and circumstances.
Why become a COTA NSW Volunteer Peer Educator?
The benefits of being a volunteer peer educator are many. Engage with your peers and community to bring about change, to broaden your horizons, and to have some fun.
And you’re never alone - the COTA NSW Education Team offers volunteers ongoing support and encouragement. Each year, we provide volunteers with bimonthly newsletters, support meetings, training sessions and individual mentoring.
How to become a COTA NSW Volunteer Peer Educator
We welcome your enquiries about becoming a volunteer peer educator. To apply to become a Peer Educator, simply download the Expression of Interest form below. Once we receive your application, we will phone you to discuss it in more detail.
Click here to read the Volunteer Peer Educator Description of Role (PDF)
We are currently recruiting for: Mate to Mate volunteer peer educators.
We also welcome your enquiries about volunteering for our other peer education programs, beyond maturityblues and Medicines and You.
Click here to download a copy of our Volunteer Expression of Interest form
The booking form will open as a word document in a new window. You can either:
- complete the form on your computer, save it, and email it back to us, or
- print it out, fill it in, and post it to COTA via the address listed on the form.