Our volunteers are a key part of our team and have an important role to play in the support we offer.

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Become a volunteer

We believe that recovery needs to be visible throughout our service and therefore we are proud that many of our volunteers have personal experience of recovery themselves. Volunteering with us is a rewarding and enriching experience, and can help people to build skills and confidence for future employment.

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Volunteer roles

Recovery Support Volunteer

In this role you will be supporting clients at Nottingham Recovery Network both on a one-to-one and group basis. You will train to be a mentor to others and create meaningful goals for your mentee to complete with your help.

Role summary

This role involves regular check-in calls and supporting of appointments to help clients reach their treatment goals, and engage in community resources and NRN groups. There is also the opportunity to facilitate recovery-based groups and support with meeting and greeting clients.


A volunteer in this role should ideally have personal experience of substance use and recovery themselves. They would need draw on this experience to support clients on a one-to-one basis.

There is also the requirement to complete our accredited Level 2 Mentoring Course (to achieve a Level 2 qualification) to learn the skills needed to become a Recovery Support Volunteer.

Community Volunteer

Community Volunteers are volunteers who may not have personal recovery experience but want to offer their time and support.

This role can involve the following:

  • Reception duties
  • General administration
  • Fundraising
  • Educational support
  • Meeting and greeting clients
  • Supporting the facilitation of non-recovery based groups (creative writing and gardening groups)
  • Supporting our services across different recovery community sites
  • Assisting in event organising and running
  • Helping to connect our clients to the recovery community and supporting wider community reintegration.

This role may be of interest to professionals, people in education wanting to gain relevant experience, members of the local community who may want to contribute to our services with their current skill set, or those wanting to gain valuable work experience.

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