Volunteer Buddies

  • VO56098


Description

ADA-Alcohol & Drugs Action have opportunities for Volunteer Buddies to support people who require this service in their recovery journey.

People who have had problems with substance abuse often say they can lose touch with friends and colleagues, as well as losing their confidence in social situations. Buddies aim to help people build up their confidence again by supporting the person to get out and about to rediscover old interests or find new ones.

Once trained, our Buddies are matched with an appropriate client and alongside the Drugs Worker; they will jointly agree a plan which will enable the Buddy to support the client in their recovery. The specific plan agreed will be led by the needs of each individual client and could typically include the Buddy accompanying the client to social events, leisure activities or to appointments with other organisations.

As well as Volunteer Buddies we also have a range of other volunteer opportunities such as Volunteer Complementary Therapists, Creative Group Volunteers, Mini Bus Driver, Volunteer Gardener and Volunteer Music Group Assistant.

For further details please contact:
Anne McAlister
T: 01224 577120 / F-mail: amcalister@alcoholanddrugsaction.org.uk
Web: www.drugsaction.co.uk

Organisation aims and objectives

ADA provides a range of drug and alcohol services . The overall aim of ADA is to reduce the harm associated with drug and alcohol use to the individual, the family and the community and to support community based recovery. Interventions range from advice and information regarding 'safer' drug/alcohol use through to intensive work . A range of services is also available to family members from information and advice through to intensive one to one counselling.

Restrictions

Experience required: Commitment to the aims of ADA-Alcohol and Drugs Action.
Travel details: Aberdeen City
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Public transport of all day ticket will be reimbursed upon production of valid ticket for the day of volunteering.
Training details: Good support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. Includes two hour Induction course, on-going support and supervision.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated a month ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.