Host Organisation: Change Grow Live

Have life experience and want to use it in a positive way? Volunteer with CGL as a Recovery Coach and support people with substance misuse issues

Opportunity Interests: Ex-Offenders and Prisoners, People with Drug & Alcohol Issues
Type of Activity: Administration, Coaching / Mentoring, Providing Advice
Location: Cheshire East
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Anytime

Key Activities:

Work with individuals on a one-to-one basis over the phone or face to face

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

Co facilitate our Early Brief Intervention Groups in the community

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

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

You will need to have some life experience of substance misuse either personally or through friends or family and the ability to empathise with our clients
You will need good communication skills and IT skills although training will be given.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
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?:

Mileage at 45p per mile
Travel expenses for public transport

What support is available for the volunteer?:

Regular 121's and supervisions will be available for you to ensure you feel fully supported in your role.

What training is available for the volunteer?:

You will need to available week commencing 6th December 2021 for an amazing opportunity to attend our Recovery Coach Training Course. This is held Mon - Fri 10am till 3pm in Cheshire East