Recovery Cafe Champion


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.


Starting a recovery journey can be daunting and that’s why it’s so important for us to create a welcoming and safe environment in our hubs and beyond. Our network Flourish cafes aim to do just that – by having lively and friendly spaces we can start to build stronger recovery communities. Our Recovery Café Champions support this in several ways, whether that’s offering a listening ear over coffee or leading group activities.


Key Skills:

We are looking for people who are passionate about recovery and feel confident communicating with others. There are plenty of opportunities for new activities within our cafes whether that’s art groups or chess and we welcome anyone with a particular skill that could be used for this. This is an exciting time to be involved in our café spaces, as we continue to grow supportive environments within the community. There is no requirement for you to have lived experience of drug and/or alcohol addictions or to have been in a recovery focused role before. Equally, we invite people to apply who have previously, or are currently, engaged in Together’s services, however please note that you must be stable in your recovery and not using any illicit substances.

service user holding a 5* food hygiene certificate from the Exeter hub kitchen

All three of our Teams across Devon

Newton Abbot, Exeter and Barnstaple

Local Community Development Lead

Minimum of 4 hours per week, Maximum of 16 hours

Before Applying:

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:

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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.