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Volunteer

Based in the heart of Camden Town, ICAS is a confidential support service for people experiencing difficulty with their alcohol use.  Volunteering at ICAS provides an excellent opportunity for gaining a range of work experience and knowledge within a substance misuse setting, as well as providing an opportunity to make a personal contribution to the local community.  ICAS provides work experience for those who are interested in a career in Health & Social Care.  Our Volunteers provide a mixture of duties within the service – Administration, Reception and Volunteer Recovery Practitioner Role, which involves co-facilitating groups.  All of which provide sound work experience and valuable transferable skills, which can help in career development and enhance your CV.  All of our Volunteers receive specialist training.  We are committed to creating an inclusive environment which celebrates difference and allows our volunteers, staff and service users to flourish.  We always work to the principles of fairness and equality of opportunity in all our recruitment processes.

 


Peer Mentors/Recovery Navigators

Our Peer Mentors and Recovery Navigators are former service users, who have been through our treatment pathway and who are stable in their recovery. Peer Mentors/Recovery Navigators bring a visible recovery presence around the service. They will meet and greet Service Users at reception, they will escort SU’s to appointments, other Agencies etc. Peer mentors are trained to support new and former service users as they try to overcome addiction and make changes in their lives. Peer mentors provide a positive role model and active support for others just starting out on their road to recovery, helping individuals to consider their options and supporting them to achieve their goals.

 

For more information on any aspect of volunteering at ICAS, contact the ICAS Volunteering and Peer Mentoring Coordinator, Jane Robinson on 07554 016 740 or by e-mail to jane.robinson@cgl.org.uk