change, grow, live – health and social care charity

Volunteer with us

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Volunteers play an integral role in the delivery of our services, with nearly 2,000 people holding volunteer and peer mentor positions across the organisation.

As a volunteer you will be able to give inspiration to service users and gain the satisfaction of knowing you have helped them to change their lives. You will also help to forge strong links between our services and the local communities in which they are based.

What skills and qualifications do I need?

Our volunteers bring diverse skills and life experiences to complement our work. Some bring personal experience of the challenges of living with substance misuse or coping with a loved one’s misuse.

Some roles, such as counsellors and mental health nurses, require specific qualifications. However, the majority of roles do not require any qualifications as we will provide all the training and support you may need.

What we are looking for:

  • Reliability and honesty
  • A passion for working in this field
  • A willingness to learn and be challenged
  • An open, non-judgemental manner

“Don’t ever think you’re not capable of doing it. It’s about having the right heart, soul and passion. That is what the clients want to see. We can teach you the rest.”

Tan Jeram

A warm welcome for everyone

We are passionate about diversity and creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome and valued. We want our volunteers to reflect the diverse communities we support. So we strongly encourage applications from all members of the community, in particular those that are BAME, LGBT or that have a disability, as well as those with previous experience of the challenges our service users face, like substance misuse and homelessness.  

Volunteer at CGL

We are always looking for more talented and motivated people to volunteer with us.

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You can add your details to our volunteers database. Just download and complete the application form and send it to your local service by email. Find the contact details for your local service here

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