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via is looking for confidants!

Floor van de Leur
Floor van de Leur
Published at: 16-01-2023
Last modified at: 30-01-2023

We find it important that everyone feels safe at via: in the Kelder, during drinks and activities, and in digital communication. That is why we are looking for people who want to become confidants. We are looking for people of different genders, and both active and less active members.

What does it entail?
You will be a first point of contact for people who experience something unpleasant at via and want to talk about it. You listen to their story and consider together what the possible follow-up actions are. Everything you hear is, in principle, strictly confidential, unless the person reporting the incident gives you permission to discuss the case with the board, for example.

What does it not entail?
You are not a psychologist or mediator. So you are not responsible for the well-being of all via members. When someone needs more help, or the request for help is too complex, you engage the help of, for example, a UvA confidential advisor. So being a confidant is not meant to be emotionally taxing or time-consuming.

Are you interested or would you like more information? Send an email to bestuur@svia.nl and we will contact you as soon as possible.