This role can ‘stand alone’ with Peer Mentors offering a variety of support across different areas including group co-facilitation, flourish café support, meet and greet and co-production, or, individuals can apply for specific roles that interest them, such as a Flourish in Nature Activity Lead or Flourish Café Champion. Our criteria for becoming a Peer Mentor is to have personal lived experience of recovery from addiction or substance misuse and be meeting your recovery goals. You may be recently closed to a treatment service (within 6 months) or still be receiving support, and where this is the case, we ask that you are not using any illicit substances and are stable on prescribed medication if relevant. Due to the role being available to people who are still in early recovery, the peer mentor role does have certain restrictions such as not having access to our client database, no lone working and not being able to access all staff areas at all times.
Together is a Drug and Alcohol Community Support Service. We cover the whole of Devon, minus Plymouth and Torbay. 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 all know recovery is tough, and therefore by having Peer Mentors, showing others that recovery is possible, genuinely achievable (and maybe even pretty enjoyable!), this will inspire and encourage those people in our service who are still on their own journeys.
It is a priority for Together to have the voice of experience woven through our whole service to ensure that the people in our service.
We are looking for people who are stable and ready to support others in their journey to Recovery. We would like someone who is open minded and non-judgemental, who recognises that each person’s journey and experience will be unique and individual to them. It is important that Peer Mentors are reliable and dependable to ensure that they are an active an equal member of the team and that they can attend all the training and support opportunities to go alongside the role.
The Peer Mentor’s recovery will always be our priority and offer support throughout the role to ensure that your wellbeing in maintained and steps can be taken when changes happen and extra support is needed.
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.