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Recovery Support Volunteer

About the role

Our Recovery Support Volunteers work alongside our team of Recovery Workers to provide support to our clients, helping them work towards their goals to cut down their drug or alcohol use.

Volunteers usually work in group based setting with clients, helping them to take a holistic approach to their recovery journey or may work alongside a recovery worker to support them to complete psychosocial work.

As part of the team, you will be given comprehensive training and will gain experience in the substance misuse field

 

Location and Time Commitment

  • 33/37 Farthing Grove, Milton Keynes, MK6 4JH
  • Minimum of 3 hours a week

 

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Supporting group work facilitators to deliver group sessions.. 

  • Supporting staff with the preparation and planning of new groups.

  • Completing triages (self referral forms) with people referring in for support.

  • Supporting the needle exchange provision.

  • Working alongside our homeless outreach team at local hostels to provide drop in advice & information for people who are street homeless. 

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

  • Supporting staff in providing information on drug and alcohol use and treatment to the general public at community events.

 

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‚Äôs 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 DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check at an Enhanced level

 

Download the Role Description - Recovery Support Volunteer

 

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

nicola.fleetwood@wearewithyou.org.uk 

01908 250730


Call phone (01908 087 930)

 

 

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