A pathway for volunteers...
There are no qualifications required, just your own unique life personal experience of addiction.
Everyone has something to contribute, initially you could be involved in our addiction support groups or family support sessions which could help you and support other service users. By sharing your own personal experiences, perhaps in meetings, forums, or in consultations you would become an integral part of the way the alcohol and drugs services are planned, delivered, commissioned and evaluated.
Your involvement attending regular meetings will hopefully build your self-esteem and confidence in a safe environment where your experience of addiction qualifies you as the expert. You will gain more skills and further your knowledge through your involvement, potentially progressing to becoming a peer mentor.
You could start by coming along to one of our drop-in sessions or support groups to attend and participate.
- Get to know our team and how we work
- Start to volunteer at the groups and be part of our recovery community
- Attend our regular education sessions
- Start your training for mentoring
- Build your skills to become a mentor
- Get valuable experience volunteering
- Make a difference to someone's life...
"...our mentors provide support and encouragement for people to help them make changes in their life!"