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Addaction Cornwall

General Volunteer Opportunities


  • Acupuncture

    Using acupuncture to aid relaxation

  • Art and Crafts
  • Befriending
  • Breaking the Cycle
  • Co-Facilitating Groups
  • Computer support
  • Criminal Justice
  • Domestic Support
  • Driving clients

    This would suit GSV's (and TSV's especially when taking clients to detox) because of the valuable one to one time with the person concerned.

  • Gardening with Clients
  • General Driving

    To and from meetings, groups and appointments

  • Life Skills
  • MAP Groups

    MAP training required to facilitate and co-facilitate groups

  • Music
  • Recovery Cafe host

    Can you make cakes and a decent cuppa?

     

     

  • Yoga

Mission Statement

We are committed to putting service users back in charge of their lives and at the heart of our organisation.

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Addaction Liverpool

General Volunteer Opportunities


  • general volunteer interest

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Addaction North Somerset

General Volunteer Opportunities


  • (CJIT) Criminal Justice Intervention Team

    You will shadow and support staff who provide both clinical and threraputic interventions for those involved in the criminal justice system. This may include prison resettlement, court support and assertive outreach.

  • Administration

    Frontline contact with service users on Reception, including telephone, face to face and signposting. General office duties. A  great opportunity to gain experience and overview of the service

  • BBV Peer Support

    It is a peer led group and run by volunteers that have of experience of hepatitis

    They have all been trained in supporting people affected with Hepatitis or HIV

    This is your support group so come along find out more or speak to your key worker

  • Day Care Lunch Providers

    If you have a talent for providing good value tasty lunches. Plus an interest in catering, menu planning and budgeting. Please join our existing team of talented individuals. Training is provided

  • Groupwork

    Work alongside staff or another vounteer to faciliatate structured grops where you will deliver workshops around recovery or peer support groups, ie MAP which is Mutual Aid Programme to help members share their experiences and support them to maintain and sustain their recovery

  • Life Skills Support

    Familar with computers, supporting service users to use computer programmes to gain basic IT skills and qualifications

  • Mentoring

    To mentor service users to achieve goals within their recovery. by supporting them to attend groups, meetings and outside agencies which may include benefits, medical and social activities. Additional training is provided.


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Addaction: St Helens

General Volunteer Opportunities


  • Administration and Clerical Department

    During this period you will shadow and assist the Administration Department in terms of: Reception Duties, Prescription Printing, Data Entry, Report Generation and various other tasks which allow Addaction not only to arrange a structured package of treatment but also to evidence the interventions provided.

  • Assessment Department

    During this period you will shadow staff that provides one to one Comprehensive Assessments to Service Users wishing to engage with Addaction for a variety of different substances including: Alcohol, Heroin, Cocaine etc. SPOC Staff regularly liaise with our partner agencies, such as: Domestic Violence, Family Support, Social Services etc.

  • Clinical and Prescribing Services

    During this period you will shadow staff currently working in the Clinical setting of Ormskirk Street, St Helens. This will involve direct interventions with Service Users who are in receipt of a Substitute Opiate Prescription and the safeguarding which surrounds this, such as; Drug Testing, Doctor Consultations, Liaising with Chemists, Needle Exchange and much more.

  • Criminal Justice Services

    During this period you will shadow staff that provides both Clinical and Therapeutic Interventions for those involved in the Drug Intervention Programme, DRR and ATR Orders. These Service Users have a legal obligation to attend treatment for their substance misuse, which could significantly impact on their impending sentences.

  • Structured Day Programmes

    During this period you will shadow and take an active role in helping to deliver Structured Group-Work in St Helens Recovery Centre. These groups will consist of MAP, 12-Step, Recovery, Discussion, Music, Arts, Alternative Therapies, Sports and many more. The Breaking The Cycle Project is also ran from this Centre.


Post > 6 Month Responsibilities

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Alternative Therapies - Reiki

The training and delivery of Alan Crawford in reference to Alternative Therapies (Reiki)

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  
Art Therapy

Facilitated by Michel Logan

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  
Assessments

Please only list these hours if you are completing Comprehensive Assessments under the Single Point of Contact Team

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  
Clerical Support

Logging of Service User Interactions, reception duties, staff assistance and the completion of Service User Feedback Documents and Interviews

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  
Clinical Nursing     1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  
Criminal Justice Testing Clinic

Criminal Justice Drug Screenings

Completed each Tuesday and Friday at Ormskirk Street Site

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  
Drama and Performance     1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  
Front Line Duty     1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  
Housing Outreach

Outreach Services with Helena Housing

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  
MAP (Mutual Aid Partnership) Meetings     1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  
Marketing and Communications

Identified Lead: Brendan Ashbrook

To include work at Various Sites including that completed at home.

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  
Needle Exchange     1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  
Red Cross Multiplier Training

The delivery of health and safety training to any audience following specific Red Cross Training

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  
Service Introductions

Service Introductions at The Recovery Centre

30 minute sessions into Recovery Centre Ethos

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  
Sports     1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  
Structured Group Work

Please list the hours you complete should you facilitate or cofacilitate Structured Group Work Interventions such as MAP, 12 Step, Discussion, Abstinence, Sports, Music, Art etc Groups for Addaction.

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  
Tier 4 Detoxification and Rehabilitation     1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  
Yoga

Yoga Delivery

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  

Mission Statement

Addaction is one of the UK’s largest specialist drug and alcohol treatment charities.

We believe that effective treatment needs to be tailored to the individual. Each person needs committed and caring support as they move forward step by step. Supporting people to recover is central to our work.

We manage more than 120 services in 80 locations in England and Scotland that employs around 1,100 people and have an annual income in excess of £41 million.

We play a key role in developing new approaches to the design and delivery of services by working in partnership with other organisations at a national and local level.

Putting service users in charge of their lives and placing them at the heart of our organisation is essential to achieving our charitable objectives.

We will not rest until every person with drug or alcohol problems has access to the best services and support that enables them to change their lives and unlock their full potential.

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General Volunteer Opportunities


  • Groupwork facilitator

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Rise Recovery Partnership

General Volunteer Opportunities


  • Administrative Work

    As a Volunteer Administrator you will support the administrative team to  provide a warm and friendly environment for clients coming in to the building and keep accurate records of clients.

    As a volunteer administrator you will:

    • Answer the intercom and let people into the building as appropriate. Notify staff that clients have arrived.
    • Answer the telephone and transfer calls to the appropriate person. Take messages and pass them on to staff. 
    • Prepare old client files for archive.
    • Do other general administrative tasks as required by the administrative team.
    • Ensure you inform the administrative team if you will not be able to come in on your designated days at the earliest possible opportunity.

    Some previous administrative experience would be useful, but not vital.

    You will receive supervision with a member of the staff team will be invited to attend the monthly volunteer meetings.

  • Groupwork

    Your role as a volunteer group facilitator will be to work with an Addaction employee or another volunteer to facilitate groups which support clients on the recovery journey. These may be structured groups where you will deliver workshop style information about alcohol or recovery, or they may be less structured mutual aid groups where you will help group members to share their experiences of recovery to help them maintain their recovery.

    As a volunteer group facilitator you will:

    • Provide a friendly welcoming group setting for clients to attend and work on their recovery.
    • Liaise with a member of Addaction staff or another volunteer to plan which part of the group you will be facilitating and to carry this out at the groups.
    • Keep records of each group and discuss any concerns with the Volunteer Coordinator or other member of Addaction staff.
    • Maintain appropriate boundaries with clients.
    • Be aware of your safeguarding responsibilities and ensure you operate within Addaction’s safeguarding policies.
    • Ensure you inform the Volunteer Coordinator if you will not be able to come in on your designated days at the earliest possible opportunity.

    Some previous experience working with small groups or delivering training or workshops would be an advantage, but not vital.

    Your will have supervision every six weeks with a member of the staff team to discuss your support and development needs and be invited to attend the volunteer team meetings.

     

  • Mentoring

    Your role as a client mentor will be to support clients to achieve goals related to their recovery, whether that be attending meetings and groups whether with Addaction or other organisations or helping them get support with housing or benefits. You will offer them support and encouragement to live independent lives and help them to develop their interests and skills.

    As a volunteer client mentor you will: 

    • Liaise with clients and their key workers to establish what goals they would like to achieve and what support they will need in order to do this.
    • Meet with a client at agreed times and help them to achieve the goals they set.  
    • Maintain appropriate boundaries with the client.
    • Be aware of your safeguarding responsibilities and ensure you operate within Addaction’s safeguarding policies.
    • Ensure you inform the Volunteer Coordinator if you will not be able to come in on your designated days at the earliest possible opportunity.
    • Inform the client or ask the Volunteer Coordinator to contact the client if you will be unable to meet with them at the designated time.

    Some previous experience working with vulnerable groups or as a mentor would be useful, but not vital.

    You will have supervision once a month with a member of the staff team to discuss your support and development needs. You will also be invited to attend the volunteer team meeting. 

     

  • READ THIS BEFORE YOU APPLY

    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!

     

    Essential

    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

     

    Desirable

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


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Trinity House Volunteer programme

General Volunteer Opportunities


  • Groupwork

    General or specific

    Groupwork meeting facilitator - general

    MAP - explanation of MAP

    Peer led - whAt would their role be?

     

    For new volunteers - interest for them


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Wigan & Leigh Recovery Partnership

Shadowing

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Shadowing Keywork Sessions

Shadowing Keywork Sessions in Wigan

    1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  

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Youngaddaction Halton

General Volunteer Opportunities


  • Volunteering

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