Leading by example
Being an advocate of Action for Happiness in your own life and so you can authentically inspire others.
Creating safe spaces where others can explore and grow (e.g. hosting groups and courses).
Helping people connect with one another by building networks to help people thrive.
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What does it mean to be a Volunteer?
By volunteering for Action for Happiness, you really are practising the 10 Keys and making a meaningful difference. You will also become part of a global network that meets regularly to share skills and experiences that help one another grow into the role.
You don’t need to be an expert or an experienced facilitator, you just need to be willing to go on a personal journey, with the enthusiasm to build a community with your group members and the sensitivity to create a space where everyone feels valued. There are three core skills that leaders need to be comfortable with:
Leading by example (Happier)
We all need a bit of inspiration sometimes. So it’s important for facilitators to be fully involved as participants in the groups too, so they can lead by example and show the way. To do this you need to commit to the action for happiness pledge and actively practice the 10 Keys in your own life.
Helping others (Kinder)
We all grow in environments that encourage self-expression, non-judgment and care. As a facilitator, we know how to set safe boundaries for our group, how to listen wholeheartedly and how to respond to what comes up with appreciation. In this way, we create a free-flowing conversation that opens people up to each other and themselves.
Building community (Together)
Bringing people together is one of the most rewarding things we can do. Although we do everything possible to make Action for Happiness activities as straightforward to run as possible, keeping the group enthused and informed is part of the volunteer role. Sending out emails, checking in on people, inspiring them with reminders all play their part in creating networks that help people thrive.
Who We Are Looking For
You don’t need to be an expert or an experienced facilitator, you just need to be willing to go on a personal journey, with the enthusiasm to build a community and the sensitivity to create spaces where everyone feels valued.
You need to be someone who is skilled in active, non-judgemental listening, aware of who’s in the room and the needs they have. You need the tact to be able to interact in a way that inspires free-flowing, meaningful conversations.
Sometimes it can be hard for participants to know what to share in a discussion or how to talk about the actions they have taken. So it’s important for facilitators to be fully involved as participants in the groups too, so they can lead by example and show the way.
To do this well, you need to be fully invested in your own wellbeing journey - aware of your strengths and where you fall short
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