Become A Villager

Carson’s Village P2P Program

Peer to Peer Support…From Hurting to Healing to Helping

At Carson’s Village, we know that each person’s grief journey is unique and that different things help different people. That’s why we created our Peer to Peer (P2P) program, where you can regularly speak with someone in the community who has also experienced a similar loss.  

Our peer supporters, or “Villagers”, as we call them, are volunteers who participate in 20 hours of training and monthly meetings through Carson’s Village so that they can be as supportive as possible to their peers. We match our Villagers and Peers with intention, hoping to help form relationships that will be as meaningful as possible.  

Those who utilize Carson’s Village services may request a Villager at any point during their work with us, and must be 18+ to participate. If you’d like to know more about being matched with a Villager, reach out to your Advocate or Contact Us

If you’re interested in volunteering to become a Villager, please read more about the P2P program below.

P2P Volunteer Job Description

Villager (Peer Supporter), Peer to Peer Program

Carson’s Villagers play a special role in serving our community. They act as peer supporters to those who are actively grieving the loss of a loved one. Villagers meet regularly with their peers to be an additional layer of care for Carson’s Village clients. 

Becoming a Villager is a commitment, and we believe that the work that is put into becoming a Villager is returned in the meaning that is found from the peer connection. 

Requirements to become a Villager: 

  • Experience of losing a loved one, with at least 2 years having passed since this loss 
  • Completed Application, including agreement for a Criminal Background Check 
  • Interview 
  • 1 year commitment 
  • 20 hours of initial training (virtual) over several sessions 
  • Monthly check-ins with Carson’s Village staff (virtual) 
  • Desire to assist those who are grieving from a recent loss 
  • 3+ check-ins with assigned peer per month 
  • 18+ years old 

If you would like to become a Carson’s Village P2P Villager, please click the button below to fill out an application. 

Interested in learning about additional opportunities to help Carson’s Village? Read our interview with Jennifer Nugent, one of our outstanding Villagers

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