Volunteer Wellbeing in Hosting
Supporting guests can be emotional and draining. As empathy is at the core of helping and supporting others in distress, it is important that we look after ourselves so that we can feel emotionally able to look after and support our guests.
Hosting may mean that your guests share part of their experiences with you and you may find this difficult to hear and process. Furthermore, as hosts you are also witnessing the ups and downs of their journey which can be extremely emotional for them.
It is important to be proactive, recognize the impact on your own mental health and wellbeing, and be able to attend to your self-care. This training will support you on this journey.