Reach is a Drug and Alcohol Community Support Service. We cover the whole of Dorset minus Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. We have a large team that includes Community Development, Recovery Workers, Nurses, Prescribers, Volunteer Roles and much more. We offer support for those have issues with their drug and/or alcohol use from point of referral to achieving their own goals. We have several pathways within our service that include structured group work, psychosocial interventions, prescribing, needle exchange, detox and outdoor peer activities.
We are looking for volunteers who want to give back, have an interest in supporting this community and who are looking to develop themselves professionally and personally. This fantastic opportunity will allow you to experience what it is like to be part of a front line team in a professional environment, whilst having the support, training and coaching you need to increase your skillset in your own time.
Key Information such as Skills and Experience:
We are looking for people who are good communicators and are able to work as part of a team. There will be a variety of activities and opportunities for you to provide support with such as group work, wellbeing calls and admin support. Whilst we will provide training on everything you will need to know, it is important you have a level of IT literacy prior to applying due to how our processes and systems operate. There is no requirement for you to have lived experience of drug and/or alcohol addictions or to have been in an admin role previously. We invite people to apply to have previously used Reach’s services however please note that you must have been discharged from our support for a minimum of 6 months.
If you have any questions, many answers can be found here. However, if you have any other questions that you would like to talk through please contact us using the below details:
Please note that we require you to be 18 years of age or older to be considered for this volunteering role. This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level.