Volunteer Training

At Blenheim we care about supporting our staff and volunteers in the important jobs they do. We will work with you to develop the knowledge and skills you need to have a positive impact, so that you feel confident volunteering with us.

Our training provides a great opportunity to develop your awareness around drugs and alcohol and to get to know our other volunteers. We look at how drugs and alcohol can impact on individuals and communities. We also focus on the psychosocial interventions we use and the treatment options that are available.

The training includes a mixture of e-learning and face to face training covering the following topics:

  • Knowledge to Facilitate the Client Journey

  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness

  • Boundaries and Communication

  • Recovery Care Planning and Goal Setting

  • Assessment and Risk

  • Confidentiality

  • Handling Information

‘I honestly can’t praise the training team enough, and the friendly staff I came across during the training days. I felt comfortable and welcome during my interview, which made something daunting into a relaxing experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the training and the way it was delivered, it was very interactive and informative. The online training site is just as brilliant and easy to access and very user friendly. I was always kept up to date with training dates and sent reminders prior to training sessions. The graduation was amazing and I will always remember it. The day was creative and reassured me that I had made the best choice by applying.’