Do you want to help those living with severe allergies and anaphylaxis but you’re unable to commit the time to setting up a support group? If so why not become an Allergy Buddy?
What is an Allergy Buddy?
An Allergy Buddy is someone who offers support to people who are living with the day to day challenges of severe allergies and anaphylaxis. They provide support on a one to one basis, this can be done either via email or on the phone.
Why become one?
Living with an allergy can be stressful. By sharing past experiences and offering support Allergy Buddies can show others that they are not alone and there are many others who know exactly what they are going through. Allergy Buddies are there to empower others, giving them the ammunition to help solve any issues.
What do you need to know?
As an Allergy Buddy you need to be confident in offering support and advice to those living with severe allergies and anaphylaxis. As a new buddy you would initially have a chat with our friendly Information Team who would provide you with advice on how best to support people who may come to you.
New Allergy Buddies can also complete our free AllergyWise online training for Adults with severe allergies, Parents and carers of school age children and Families and Carers of Pre-School Children, to help them feel more confident when providing support.
Sounds good? Get in touch!
If you would like to become an Allergy Buddy please get in touch. Once you have read through all the information you will then have a chat with our Outreach Development Officer and our Information Team who will be able to provide you with all the advice you need to get started in your volunteering role.