Volunteers are vital to the ARC. Using volunteer's experiences as an asset to shape the project enables beneficiaries to become active agents not simply recipients of a service. ARC volunteers are from a wide range of backgrounds, many have or continue to work towards their own recovery and understand the impact of alcohol on people, families and the community.
ARC volunteers deliver two essential outcomes:
- They act as a role model and motivator for others who are early in their recovery, showing overcoming an addiction is possible.
- Volunteering provides a mechanism for people who have overcome an addiction and want to give something back: utilising their unique knowledge and delivering a more meaningful experience of volunteering. Training and development is on-going, which improves the future employment prospects of the recovery volunteer and enhances their own recovery capital.
We have a number of volunteering roles at the ARC:
- Drop-in volunteers - meeting those new to the ARC and helping them to settle in
- Group facilitators - including SMART groups
- Activity facilitators - everything from running a craft group, helping with CV's to driving our minibus
- Recovery Mentors - peer support during periods of crisis, hospital stays, treatment or following completion of a rehab programme
- Telephone support - for those still drinking or unable to attend activities
- Qualified volunteer counsellors
If your interested in volunteering please fill in the form below