As we are a not-for-profit service, we rely on contributions from volunteers – they really do make a huge difference, and help us to run a high quality service for our community. They help us with our administrative roles, as well as our work directly with clients. Whether you want to give back to your community, or explore a career change, by volunteering with us you’ll get the opportunity to learn new skills and support our service users to make positive changes.
If you are interested in joining our team as a volunteer, you’ll receive comprehensive training and reasonable expenses, and become a valued part of our friendly team. You need to be willing to learn, passionate about supporting those using substances, and have an open mind and a non-judgemental attitude.
Become a Volunteer Counsellor
We’re looking for volunteers to expand our team of counsellors.
You will be studying on a counselling diploma or above, and have previous experience of offering counselling to clients within an organisation; this may have been paid or voluntary. You will also be a student or full member of BACP or equivalent and will abide by their ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer counsellor with DAWS please contact Sarah Trenam, Counselling Co-ordinator, on email@example.com
Our wonderful team of Peer Mentors is a huge part of what makes DAWS special. Each Peer Mentor has lived experience of alcohol or drug use, often having come through the DAWS journey themselves.
All of our peer mentors go through an accredited training course to give them the tools they need to volunteer, leading to a Level 2 qualification and a graduation ceremony. Some of our full-time DAWS team members started off in a Peer Mentoring role.
Once the training is finished, Peer Mentors become a part of the DAWS team. If you have overcome alcohol or drug issues yourself, and you would like to learn more about becoming a DAWS peer mentor, we’d love to hear from you. Call us on 0330 303 8080 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Service User Involvement
We constantly refine and improve our services based on what our clients tell us; they are experts when it comes to their own care. Our Service User Involvement project provides us with feedback on how we’re doing, and to support us with future developments to the service.
You can get in touch if you would like to join one of our involvement forums. Call us on 0330 303 8080 or email us at email@example.com