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Volunteering at DISC - Craig, Leeds Community Drug Partnership

19/09/2011

Having previously worked for DISC within the LCDP as a temporary administration worker Craig has the previous experience of meeting service users on a regular basis in the reception and waiting room.

These experiences lead to him becoming a volunteer support worker; with his comfortable approach towards service users this helps him in his volunteer group work.

Craig volunteers three days a week supporting the Deacon House Recovery and Art Groups. Both groups were set up earlier this year to support service users in their recovery and to give them the opportunity to support each other within a group situation.

Craig said, "I like the idea of helping people, supporting the groups as a volunteer has enabled me to do this. I have contributed to group discussions and support as well as supporting individuals with CV’s and applications for training etc."

"Being a volunteer gives me the opportunity to gain practical hands on experience that cannot be learned within a classroom environment and opens doors to different opportunities"

Craig hopes to progress to study an NVQ in Social Care and looks forward to new challenges that volunteering within the LCDP at DISC can provide him.

Volunteers at DISC receive a full induction, ongoing training opportunities, supervision, expenses and an opportunity to expand their CV and skill / knowledge base.  Volunteers are also offered support upon exit with applying for other posts and preparing for interview.  DISC benefit massively from volunteers and their skill set and experiences and we are keen to devise roles to suit individual volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering in either Leeds, Bradford or Hull please contact Ann Denton on 07957297828, 0113 2456464 or ann.denton@disc-vol.org.uk

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