Recovery Volunteer

Assist with the running of your local Open Road centre as follows:

  • Helping to make a friendly, welcoming environment

  • Answering telephone enquiries & making appointments

  • Basic administration

  • Service user support where appropriate

  • Supporting the delivery of the Structures Recovery Programme

  • Attending volunteer meetings and training

  • Operating the Needle Exchange and correctly following all the Needle Exchange policies and procedures

What skills are we looking for in a volunteer?

  • Relate to the issues and challenges faced by service users

  • Respect and understand the need for confidentiality

  • Be an effective communicator & demonstrate good interpersonal and listening skills

  • Identify and understand risk situations

  • Be willing to undertake training and continuing development

  • Agree to the hours allocated for the volunteer

Where can I be an Recovery Volunteer?

Essex: Chelmsford, Clacton, Colchester, Harlow, Vange.

Plus outreach locations across Essex.

How much time do Recovery Volunteers need to give?

A minimum of ½ day (or evening); up to a maximum of 3 days per week.

How do I contact the Open Road Volunteer Team?

For volunteer enquiries, please email [email protected] or call Head Office Volunteer Team on 01206 369782

To apply, please complete a volunteer application form as well as an equal opportunities form and return to [email protected]

Role Profile

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form