Recovery Coach Volunteer

It’s often overwhelming for the people we support to make changes in their lives, as a recovery coach volunteer you will be using your own experiences of recovery to help others and demonstrate change is possible. You will be working alongside the recovery coordinators and wider teams to promote recovery and support service users on a one to one basis, guiding them to achieve their goals and build recovery capital. This can include supporting them to attend a group or appointments, helping them to complete application forms and access external support from services such housing, mutual aid, and community projects. You will also be making telephone calls to service users providing them with a listening ear, guidance and support. You will be a positive role model to the service users motivating, encouraging, and inspiring them to reach their potential. You will be provided with all the skills, training and support you will need to undertake the role.
Duration: Ongoing

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

• Work with individuals on a one-to-one basis
• Taking a focused approach to the people you are supporting, helping them to increase their confidence, and empowering them to achieve their goals
• Gain an understanding of what support is available in your local community
• Support service users to attend meetings/groups/appointments
• Keep us updated by providing verbal and written feedback
• Help service users to engage in recovery activities both within Change Grow Live and the wider community
• Promote and support service user involvement

Skill and Qualifications Required:

• Lived experience of drug or alcohol use
• Understanding of the issues faced by the people using our services
• Basic IT skills
• Written and verbal communication skills - support and training will be provided
• Excellent time management skills
• Ability to work with others
• Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality

Areas of Interest: Addiction, Community, Health and wellbeing, Men, Mental Health, Women
Opportunity suitable for: Indoor, Long term commitment, Older people, People seeking work, People with a visual impairment, People with restricted mobility, University students, 18 and over
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Counselling, Providing advice, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: Counselling, Listening, Organising, Reading and writing, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required:

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Change, Grow, Live
Organisation Profile: We are a charity that supports people to change their lives for the better.