Current Volunteer Vacancies

Peer Mentor

Peer Mentor and member of EDP staff together in face masks

Role Title:

Peer Mentor

Local Team:

All three of our Teams across Devon

Base Location:

Newton Abbot, Exeter and Barnstaple

Role Number:

N/A

Reports To:

Local Community Development Lead

Ideal Hours:

Minimum of 4 hours per week, Maximum of 16 hours

Overview:

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.

Key Skills:

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. 

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: 

Contact details:

jacquelineturner@together-devon.org.uk

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. 


Recovery Coach

Group of peer mentors on a sandy beach in warm surf coats after a wild swimming session

Role Title

Recovery Coach

Area

Across Devon, excluding Plymouth and Torbay.
We have three local hubs in Newton Abbot, Barnstaple and Exeter

Role Number:

N/A

Ideal Hours: 

Minimum of 6 hours per week, Maximum of 16 hours

Number of Vacancies:

6 in North Devon
4 in Exeter East and Mid Devon
4 in South Devon

Closing Date:

TBC

Interview and Training Time Line:

TBC

Overview:

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.

Leaving our service successfully is just as important as starting with us, we know many of the people we support worry about what will happen after they are discharged from Together’s support and this can prevent people from taking the final steps and feeling confident when they leave our support.

The Recovery Coach role utilises experience and coaching to bridge that gap and support someone to overcome their last few hurdles and to feel more confident in their local communities and support networks when the leave the Together Service.

Key Information such as Skills and Experience:

This role is an excellent developmental opportunity for the right candidates as not only are you able to support people who will really benefit from your time, you will also be required to complete a Level 3 Accredited qualification as part of your training.

We are looking for people who have had their own personal journey through addiction and are, at least, 1 year into stable recovery. The reason for this is true to the responsibility and autonomy this role holds, experience has shown us that if people start the Recovery Coach role too early it can have an impact on their own stability, which is our number one priority to protect.We provide extensive training and support to provide you with everything you need to be able to be successful in this role. It is important that candidates consider the time commitment of this role as reliability will be key to the support we offer the Coachee you will be supporting and will make a huge difference in their confidence to engage and successfully leave our service. 

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: 

Contact details:

jacquelineturner@together-devon.org.uk

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.


Recovery Support Volunteer

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Role Title

Recovery Support Volunteer

Area:

We are recruiting across Devon.
Our main bases being in Newton Abbot, Exeter and North Devon

Ideal Hours:

We are looking for individuals who can commit to 6-16 hours per week

Overview:

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 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 Together’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: 

Contact details:

jacquelineturner@together-devon.org.uk

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.

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