|Name:||Group Activities Supporter|
|Organisation:||We Are With You|
|Location:||35 Boulevard, Weston super Mare, BS23 1PE|
Volunteering begins with a short training programme. Hours are flexible, but we do recommend a minimum commitment of three hours or more on a regular basis in order that you get the most from the opportunity. Please discuss your availability with us.
Are you enthusiastic about helping people in recovery from addiction? Do you have a caring nature? Would you like to come and volunteer with us to support our group activity sessions?
We would like our volunteers to be available on a regular basis for at least three hours a week.
Main tasks include:
Setting up for the group session
Welcoming people coming into the group
Co-facilitating the group session
Clearing away after the session
Assisting with the planning of future activities
Some activities may take part outside of our usual meeting place
We Are With You supports people to change their behaviour to become the very best they can be.
People come to us for support with a variety of issues which could include drug or substance use, alcohol use or worries about their mental health. We will support them though making lasting changes in their lives.
You will be helping us to help people improve their lives in ways they never thought possible. Training and supervision is provided.
We Are With You (formerly Addaction) support people in North Somerset with a drug or alcohol issues, as well as their families and carers.
We Provide a range of confidential & non-judgmental services including:
Professional treatment for alcohol issues
Programmes for all drugs including over the counter & prescription medication issues
Community detox and prescribing services for opiate dependence
BBV testing and vaccinations
Specialist programs for Women, Community Detox, Family and Concerned Others, Veterans and Peer-led Groups.
Practical help with issues such as signposting people re housing
Peer support groups and volunteering opportunities
Volunteers of all ages (18+) and backgrounds are welcome and are valued as much for their life experiences as for the qualifications they may hold.
We welcome those who may have come through treatment themselves and could use their personal experience for the benefit of others.
If applicable, applicants must be six months out of treatment and substance free.
Volunteers will be supported to obtain an enhanced DBS check.
Your personal qualities should include:
A placement where you will gain skills, experience and knowledge
A comprehensive training programme
Opportunity to take a range of qualifications
Supervision, regular reviews and on-going support
All placements bring you into contact with issues surrounding substance misuse
One of our volunteers said;
"I am now in a position where I volunteer five days a week helping others do their work in the IT suite. I am a trainee assessor for some courses. Just being there for people to talk to is great, seeing them in a position I was in at the beginning and inspiring them with how things can change."
"The workshop I present involves me sharing my own experiences, a question and answer session and providing treatment information. I'll give my talk anywhere that I can if it saves another life from being lost".
Application form, Informal discussion, References, Trial Period, DBS Check, Interview