Host Organisation: Emerging Futures

Recruiting passionate individuals to support others in addiction to transition into recovery and to reclaim their lives

Opportunity Interests: Advice and Guidance Services, Community Development, Community Events, Community Halls/Buildings, Crime/Community Safety, Ex-Offenders and Prisoners, Families, Funding, Grants and Fundraising, Health and Wellbeing services, Housing, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender people, Men, Older People (60+), People who are unemployed, People with Disabilities, People with Drug & Alcohol Issues, People with Learning Disabilities, People with Mental Health Issues, Social Activities, Social and Community Care, Sport and Leisure, Victims of Crime, Voluntary and Community Sector Support, Women
Type of Activity: Administration, Befriending, Coaching / Mentoring, Gardening, Providing Advice
Location: Alsager, Cheshire East, Congleton, Crewe, Holmes Chapel, Middlewich, Nantwich, Sandbach, Wilmslow
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Monday AM, Monday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Friday AM, Friday PM, Anytime

Our volunteer Recovery Coaches will be working with people in active addiction and/or early recovery and can support these individuals in many different capacities. Some people just need a listening ear; others may want support in attending a new community group or mutual aid meeting. These are just two examples; our clients are all unique and the volunteer can be involved in activities that they feel best suited to. Opportunities for admin or clerical support are also available.
We provide a 5 day training course that leads to full accreditation on completion of work experience.
This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals who want to make a real difference not only in people's lives, but in the community and society as a whole. This role precipitates self-development; a new level of personal awareness and although can be challenging at times, provides a rewarding, feel-good element like no other. Recovery Coaches can commit to an hour to a day of their time; this is entirely at the volunteer's discretion and convenience.
Don't delay! Please apply to be contacted immediately and booked onto our training course.

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

Life experience
Empathic attitude
Passionate about making a difference
Good communication skills

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?: No
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

Travel - dependent on expenditure

What support is available for the volunteer?:

Line manager
Volunteer and Peer support group

What training is available for the volunteer?:

LASER accredited Recovery Coaching course
Mental Health awareness
Naloxone Training
and many more opportunities