Because we provide services to vulnerable people we are required to have a robust recruitment and training process which enables us to ensure that we select the right people who are supported and equipped for the roles that they provide. Checks are completed regarding previous criminal offences, we appreciate that for those with lived experience of using drugs or drinking there may be some matters highlighted, if identified these would be discussed and considered. Where there are safeguards such as an established recovery from substance use and no recent offending volunteer roles may still be offered.
As an important and valued member of the team, all volunteers receive regular supervision and relevant training opportunities.
What do Volunteers do?
Volunteers take responsibility for a particular role (for example meeting and greeting people in the recovery cafes, helping with needle exchange or supporting a regular activity or counselling). Roles are regularly being developed so if there is a particular interest or skill these would be welcomed.
NRP Volunteers have regularly provided positive feedback regarding the roles and support that is available, many have told us that their experience with NRP has been extremely helpful in gaining longer term employment in similar services.
How could I become a volunteer?
We welcome interest for potential volunteers via email: email@example.com, letter, or via a telephone call to 0300 7900 227 and ask to speak to a Volunteer Coordinator.