Host Organisation: Emerging Futures

As a Family Coach you will have, presently or previously, a loved one in addiction and understand the pain and helplessness that comes with that. You will be trained to support others going through all the issues that come with having a loved one in addiction.

Opportunity Interests: Advice and Guidance Services, Carers, Community Development, Community Events, Community Halls/Buildings, Crime/Community Safety, Crisis or disaster relief, Ex-Offenders and Prisoners, Families, Health and Wellbeing services, Hospice Services, People with Drug & Alcohol Issues, People with Mental Health Issues, Social Activities, Social and Community Care, Victims of Crime
Type of Activity: Coaching / Mentoring, Counselling, Providing Advice, Support / Care Work
Location: Cheshire East, Congleton, Crewe, Macclesfield
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Monday AM, Monday PM, Monday EVE, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Tuesday EVE, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM, Wednesday EVE, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Thursday EVE, Friday AM, Friday PM, Friday EVE

To provide 121 support as and when required for family/friends of people in addiction.
To help facilitate group mutual aid meetings where members can draw strength from each other and sharing their experiences.
You will attend a mandatory 5 day full accredited Family Coach training course from 13th to 17th May and after 12 weeks of volunteering with Emerging Futures will receive your certificate as a qualified Family Coach.
This is an amazing opportunity to give back and help others get through those difficult and dark days that you yourself have an understanding of.
You will work with a fantastic team of Volunteers and Staff and will benefit from knowing you are making a difference.

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: Yes
Skills and Qualifications Required:

You will need life experience and whilst you may be in recovery yourself you need to have or have had in the past a significant other in addiction. You will have an understanding of how that feels and all the emotions that come with that.
You will have a desire to help others.
You will have good communication skills.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

25 p per mile travelling by car
Bus or train tickets fully reimbursed

What support is available for the volunteer?:

Supervision will be mandatory so you have the chance to voice any concerns or issues you may come up against in this role. Support is always available and is very flexible to suit.

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Mandatory 5 day Family Coach Training 13th to 17th May 2019
Held in Congleton