Group Support Volunteer

About the role

As a Group Support Volunteer you will be working alongside our Group Work Facilitator to help our clients engage with and participate in a variety of recovery groups and activities.  

We have a range of group opportunities and would like for you to help shape the delivery of these sessions to the individuals we support.


Location and Time Commitment

  • Coops Business Centre, Dorning Street, Wigan, WN1 1HR and local community spaces
  • Minimum 2 hours a week, Monday to Friday


Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Supporting the Group Work Facilitator to deliver group sessions

  • Promoting the groups that are available in the service

  • Supporting and encourage individuals to participate in group activities

  • Working with the team to identify individuals who would benefit from group sessions

  • Raising any concerns noted within the groups to relevant staff 

  • Signposting individuals to other services/groups

  • Supporting staff with the preparation and planning of new groups


What's in it for you?

  • Access to relevant training and ongoing role-specific guidance, support and additional learning opportunities throughout your time with us

  • Opportunity to use and develop your skills as part of giving back to your local community

  • Volunteer alongside a friendly and professional team that makes a real difference to people’s lives

  • Gain valuable experience and insight into the inner workings of a Community Drug and Alcohol service

  • Regular contact and support at every stage of your journey as a volunteer, including an assigned member of staff for supervision and development

  • Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses, in accordance with our Volunteer Expenses policy

  • An opportunity to feedback about your experience volunteering with us

  • Access to We Are With You employee assist programme


Please note that we require you to be a minimum of 18 years of age to be considered for this volunteering role


This role is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check at an Enhanced level


Download the Role Description - Group Support Volunteer


If you have questions about this role or volunteering with our Wigan and Leigh service then please contact us using the details below:

01942 827979