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Recovery Volunteer

What do Recovery Volunteers do?


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 Structured Recovery Programme
  • Attending volunteer meetings and training
  • Operating the Needle Exchange and correctly following all the needle exchange policies and procedures (Essex centres only)

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
  • Be committed to the agreed hours allocated for the volunteer role

Where can I be a Volunteer Recovery Worker?

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

Plus outreach locations across Essex.

How much time do Volunteer Recovery Workers 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 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call Head Office Volunteer Team on 01206 369782