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At Addaction in Devon we have a lot of applications from people who wish to volunteer. We want you to have the best possible chance of being accepted at this stage so recommend that when you are filling in the text box in the application form entitled 'Why you wish to volunteer with Addaction' you should consider the person specification below. You do not have to have had extensive experience in the field of substance misuse, but tell us for example what you think about being part of a team, how well do you communicate with others etc, considering as many of the criteria below as this is what we use to shortlist.

Good luck!



Applicants must:

  • Be able to commit to half a days volunteering per week and attend a monthly meeting.
  • Be willing to commit to 6 months volunteering on the scheme
  • Be on time
  • Be able to follow instructions, policies and procedures
  • Have good communication skills and treat others with care and respect
  • Be willing to increase awareness of discrimination in terms of age, class, gender, sexuality, race, religion and health
  • Have some understanding of the issues affecting people with substance misuse issues and their families
  • Be willing to undertake training and learn more about all aspects of substance misuse work
  • Be able to maintain confidentiality and understand the importance of this
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Be able to reflect on your own practice and take on board critical feedback
  • Be enthusiastic and motivated



  • Personal experience of substance misuse
  • Good IT skills
  • Experience working with or in groups