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Recovery Support Volunteer

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to volunteer alongside our Recovery team to make a real difference in people’s lives and gain experience in the substance misuse field.

As part of the team you will provide support to our clients, helping them work towards their goals to cut down their drug or alcohol use. Volunteers may work in a 1-1 or group based setting with clients, helping them to take a holistic approach to their recovery journey.


Location and Time Commitment

  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • Minimum 4 hours per week, Monday to Friday


Main Tasks and Responsibilities

Group Work

  • Supporting the Group Work Facilitator to deliver group sessions(s).

  • Participating in debriefs after groups, to share any reflections or concerns about  group discussions.  

  • Supporting staff with the preparation, planning & co-production of new groups.


1-1 Client Support and Outreach

  • Providing advice on treatment options and harm reduction at initial stages of client engagement. 

  • Supporting the needle exchange provision

  • Conducting drug testing & assisting clients to clinical appointments. 

  • Attending local hostels, food banks and community services to provide drop in advice & information for people who are street homeless or at risk of losing their accommodation. 

  • Accompany staff who are visiting clients in the community or on home visits.

  • Sitting in on client sessions with a member of staff (where appropriate) to provide support & advice.


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 and Barring Service (DBS) check at an Enhanced Level.


Download the Role Description - Recovery Support Volunteer


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


0300 3033781


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