Drug and Alcohol Service - Birmingham

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We believe in our volunteers.

Our volunteers are recognised, they are valuable. Together we empower the people we support to make personal positive change, to grow as individuals, and live safer healthier happier lives.

We make sure every volunteer feels welcome and part of the team. We support our volunteers through skills development, experiences that build their confidence, and quality supervision during their time with us.

We pride ourselves on recruiting dedicated and compassionate volunteers who share our values. Our volunteers are prepared to support teams to achieve Birmingham’s drug and alcohol misuse strategy goals: zero deaths due to drugs or alcohol addiction, zero overdoses due to drug or alcohol addiction, and zero people living with addiction to drugs or alcohol unable to access support.

We also support our volunteers to build on their work experience to reach their goals after volunteering with Change Grow Live Birmingham. 

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Volunteers are a really important part of our service. You'll give inspiration to people and help them change their lives.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please see the vacancies on our volunteer recruitment site.

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Peer mentors

Many of the people who come into our services are nervous and don't know what to expect. If you have been through treatment, you can become a peer mentor and help reassure people about what to expect. You can give advice because you understand what people are going through.

If you are interested in becoming a peer mentor, please see the vacancies on our volunteer recruitment site.

Volunteering provides support to people in need and the community, but the benefits for you can be even greater.

  • Connect you to others. You can make new friends and improve your confidence and social skills
  • Is good for your mind and body, it can reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose 
  • Can advance your career, help you to develop skills and knowledge, and help to build your CV
  • Brings fun and fulfilment to your life, helps you to explore your interests, passions and helps you discover what career path you want to take

Volunteering Opportunities at Change Grow Live

If you want to help other people change their lives, we'd love to have you on the team. Our amazing volunteers help us make a real difference to people’s lives. You'll give people support and inspiration that will help them change their lives for the better.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and walks of life, and we’re grateful to everyone who makes up our charity.

When we recruit volunteers with lived experience, we look for people who are in a good place in their own recovery and can inspire other people by their example.

If you’re engaged in our services and your own recovery and would like to support other people, speak to a member of staff about our volunteering roles.

They can tell you more about what volunteering involves and whether it’s a good fit for you and where you are in your journey.

If you would like to volunteer for Change Grow Live but you feel now is not the right time for you, you could consider completing some courses at Fircroft college to increase your confidence and aid your own recovery. Visit the Fircroft college website to learn more.

There are also other volunteering opportunities on the Birmingham Voluntary Service Council website.

How can you apply?

You can see our volunteering vacancies by following the link below. If there are no vacancies listed, don’t worry – new ones are added when they become available:

Vacancies at Change Grow Live (icims.com)

If you’re applying for a volunteer role, we encourage you to tell us as much as possible about why you’d make a great volunteer!

If there are no volunteering opportunities at Change Grow Live, you can also consider other volunteering opportunities elsewhere.