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With You BCP (Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole)

Volunteering Opportunities

Recovery Support Volunteer

About the role

Our Recovery Support Volunteers work alongside our Recovery Teams to provide support, information and advice to individuals in relation to substance misuse through 1-1 interventions in group settings.

In addition, our volunteers support teams who provide information and advice in the following areas

  • Housing
  • Family and Carer 
  • Veterans
  • Criminal Justice
  • Homelessness

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of the team and make a real difference in people’s lives, gaining experience in the substance misuse field and undertaking comprehensive training as you progress.

 

Location and Time Commitment

  • Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole
  • Minimum of 3 hours per week, Monday to Friday

 

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Welcoming and signposting our clients and visitors to the service.

  • Supporting the delivery of group-based sessions as a co-facilitator

  • Providing advice on harm minimisation and recovery planning

  • Working with clients both in service and on an outreach basis to build and maintain their recovery capital

  • Performing recovery check-ins and aftercare support for those nearing the end of their treatment pathways

  • Assisting and carrying out screening processes including urine, saliva and breath tests, BBV testing and supporting our needle exchange

 

What's in it for you?

  • Access to relevant training throughout your time with us

  • Opportunity to build experience for your CV 

  • Opportunity to be part of a team that makes a real difference in people’s lives

  • 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 Role Description

 

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

sarah.parkes@wearewithyou.org.uk

01202 558855

Kitchen Support Volunteer

About the role

Our Kitchen Support Volunteers help with the smooth running of our Fresh Start Cafe, open Monday to Friday serving nutritious lunches to our clients, volunteers and staff. 

As members of the kitchen team, volunteers gain skills in a working kitchen - from opening and closing processes to food preparation and service.

 

Location and Time Commitment

  • 'R' Hub Boscombe
  • 4 hours a week

 

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Ensuring food preparation areas are clean and hygienic

  • Washing utensils and dishes and making sure they are stored appropriately. 

  • Sorting, storing and distributing ingredients - including stock rotation.

  • Washing, peeling, chopping, cutting and cooking foodstuffs

  • Helping to prepare salads and desserts.

  • Preparing table for service, cutlery, drinks and condiments.

  • Assisting with service.

  • Handling cash and logging clients' attendance

 

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

  • 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

  • Volunteers will be provided with a free lunch during their shift

 

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 & Barring Service) check at an Enhanced Level

 

Download the Role Description - Kitchen Support Volunteer

 

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

sarah.parkes@wearewithyou.org.uk

paula.loader@wearewithyou.org.uk

01202 558855

 

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