The facilitator makes Community Circles happen and creates real change for real people in our communities.
Facilitators volunteer around for two to three hours a month and are from the local area. They may be from local communities and businesses, be students or from faith communities, belong to community and voluntary organisations or work for health, education, housing and social care organisations. When you offer your time to facilitate a circle, you gain from knowing that you are positively contributing to your community and making a difference in someone’s life. Research says that it improves your health and wellbeing too!
Comprehensive facilitator training means that anyone can become a facilitator as long as you are:
- Approachable and friendly
- A great listener
- Trustworthy, motivated and enthusiastic about making a difference to someone in your community
And this is what is likely to be important to you…
- People! Bringing people together to talk and take action
- Action! Supporting people to turn their ideas into reality and finding ways to make things happen
- Being active in your community
We want to make sure that facilitators feel they are fully supported in their role so Community Circles will support you by:
Providing training for your role to be a Community Circles Facilitator (through E-learning and face-to-face training)
Matching you to a person locally who wants a circle
Matching you up with a buddy facilitator
Providing you with a mentor to guide you through your learning as a Circle facilitator
Providing support through our annual gatherings of Community Circles facilitators
Providing support through our Groupsite
Keeping you connected through social media
If you would like to get involved or would like to know more, contact one of our Community Circle Connectors
Find out more about being a faciliator. Download and view the one-page profile for a Community Circles Facilitator here.