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Volunteer Roles

Administration
  • Assisting with general office/reception duties
  • Producing standard letters and basic computer updating
  • Designing leaflets
  • Welcoming service users
  • Answering the phone
  • General office duties.
Drop-In Support
  • Supporting the day drop-in sessions.
  • Giving brief advice and support
  • Referring service users to a staff member if they require more in-depth support.
Group Co-Facilitation Part of the holistic approach to addiction and recovery is a variety of groups available to our service users. If you have an interest in this and are willing to learn this could be for you. The groups include Peer Support, Relapse Prevention, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Alcohol Awareness, Harm Reduction, and Managing Emotions.
Volunteer Counsellors Help us provide a confidential counselling service for service users. You will be expected to:

  • See a maximum of three service users weekly and each is usually offered twelve sessions
  • Complete all necessary paper work and maintain records.
  • Have your own external supervision at your own cost.
  • Be in your final year of diploma course or equivalent.
  • Have completed 50 hours face-to-face counselling.
  • Commitment to supervision.
  • Provide references
  • Willing to undergo an enhanced DBS check.
One-to-One Support Assisting in care-coordination by:

  • Calling service users and other services to check on progress
  • Providing appointment slots with care coordinators.
  • Accompany recovery workers/care co-ordinators with home visits.
  • Delivering brief interventions to low risk service users.
  • Acting as an advocate when service users are nervous about attending appointments
  • Escorting Service users to rehab
  • Help with basic literacy needs such as completing forms
Recreational Activities
  • Facilitating and supporting service users take part outdoor activities
  • Taking them to cinema, gym, walks, gardening.
  • Taking service users to meetings in the community (can include weekends).
Anything else you are skilled in If you have a skill or idea you are keen to share, we are keen to hear from you. Please get in touch.