Opportunities for volunteers with DAAS

As a service we welcome support from volunteers and throughout the year hold training for those wishing to volunteer.

What the service offers volunteers:

  • Comprehensive training package
  • In-house clinical supervision
  • Non-clinical and personal development support
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Support with work towards DANOS (Drug and Alcohol Occupational Standards)
  • Ongoing training
  • An opportunity to contribute skills and be involved with an innovative community service
  • An opportunity to gain experience of face-to-face work in a specialist area
  • The chance to be part of a small friendly team

 

How to become a DAAS Volunteer

The first step is to contact the service to express your interest. From that you will be invited to an information evening where you will find out more about a volunteer role and take away an application form to fill in and hand back to us. Following this we will ask for references and selected applicants will be invited to attend our volunteer training programme. After completing this, applicants will be required to attend an interview and CRB checks will be made. If all of this is successful then client work can be started

*Due to the sensitive nature of this work any volunteer may be asked to stop working for the agency if concerns arise. This would always be discussed with the volunteer.

What we expect from volunteers:

  • An agreed number of client contact hours per week
  • Obligatory attendance at DAAS group supervision
  • Adherence to the ethos, policies and practices of DAAS
  • A non-judgemental attitude and the ability to work confidentially
  • Volunteer counsellors must have or be working towards a qualification recognised by this agency

*The above does not apply to volunteer support workers, however you will need to be a person with an interest or some experience in the alcohol field

Applications are invited from anyone over the age of 18. If you have any special needs DAAS will endeavour to accommodate them

If you wish to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact us