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Peer support is vital to those in the PI community. Peer Support Volunteers provide one-to-one support to others in the community by telephone and email. By sharing their experiences and providing a caring ear, these volunteers can give hope to others along the journey.

Key Responsibilities

  • Represent IDF when providing emotional and practical support to others
  • Maintain confidentiality of individuals receiving support

Time Commitment

  • Must be able to commit to following up with periodic peer support requests
  • Should expect to spend approximately 1-4 hours per month working in this role
  • Must be willing to commit to a minimum one year term


The ideal volunteer for this position:

  • is someone who is diagnosed with PI or has a family member with PI and is at least two years post-diagnosis
  • has strong communication and listening skills
  • is emotionally well-adjusted and compassionate toward others