Blenheim have a range of exciting volunteering opportunities and roles across our services, so there is something to suit everyone. We are always looking for volunteers, whether you want to make a positive difference in your community, gain professional experience, or become part of an inspiring team and organisation.
Sometimes, we have a specific role that we are looking to fill, and these are listed on our current opportunities page. But we are always looking for people who are interested in volunteering with us. Once we have your Volunteer Application Form we will do our best to find you a volunteering placement that matches your preferences!
Volunteer with us today!
In a drop-in
Lots of our volunteers start by working in a drop-in. It is an informal but very important part of the work the service does. You welcome service users in to the service, make them a cup of tea and have a chat. This is about becoming a friendly and familiar face for the service users, who are often wary. It is important to build this trust before you take on other kinds of work in the service. You will progress to become involved in assessments, brief interventions, key work and referral to other treatment services.
In a day programme
Our day programmes offer structured group work and individual interventions for people with drug and alcohol issues. You will be supported by the staff team and become involved with looking at relapse prevention, self awareness, coping skills, drug awareness, gender groups, complementary therapies, exploring recovery, ETE advice, creative activities and group outings.
In the central office
Volunteering in our central office is an excellent opportunity to experience working in a busy office, supporting the Blenheim team with a wide range of functions and gaining insight into how the charity is run. You will have administrative or reception duties and we can work with you to tailor your duties if there are specific areas of interest you want to experience like marketing and communications.
In a Young Peoples Service
In our young peoples services we work with children, young people, families and professionals. You will be supported by the staff team and become involved with providing information, advice, support and structured interventions on drugs and alcohol.
In an ETE Service (Education, Training and Employment)
Our ETE services support our service users to access education, training and employment opportunities. You will be supported by the staff team and become involved with initial assessments, support and workshops.
In Criminal Justice
Some of our services work with people in the criminal justice system who have drug or alcohol problems. You will be supported by the staff team and become involved with assessment, harm reduction, advice, information and referrals to people who have been arrested and are in police custody or the courts.
In an Alcohol or Family Service
In our alcohol or family services we provide information, advice and support for people concerned about their own drinking or the drinking of someone they care about. You will be supported by the staff team to become involved with offering information, assessment, key work, group work, counselling, complementary therapies, referrals, links to education, training and employment projects and service user involvement.
Self Management and Recovery Training (SMART) are peer support meetings to help people manage their recovery with others in recovery. You can volunteer to help support service users in the organising and running of these events.
Lots of our services have therapists supporting our service users’ physical and mental needs and restoring their wellbeing through complementary therapies like homeopathy, shiatsu and yoga. If you have or are working towards a qualification in these then you can volunteer with us to use and develop your skills.
Lots of our services have counsellors providing a range of care-planned counselling interventions for our service users who have complex issues in addition to their substance misuse, like mental health, child protection, homelessness, or abuse. If you have or are working towards a counselling qualification then you can volunteer with us to use and develop your skills. Download the Volunteer Counsellor Application Form.
Lots of our services have nutritional therapists providing a wide range of information and advice to our service users around diet, heath, nutrition and wellbeing. This can be in an educational group setting or personalised one to one sessions. If you have or are working towards a qualification in nutritional therapy then you can volunteer with us to use and develop your skills.