VOLUNTEERING

Hope UK’s volunteers are crucial to our work. Could you be one of them?

Could you facilitate sessions with children, young people or adults? Help them to learn about drugs and alcohol, to consider their attitudes, and to develop key skills such as peer resistance and parenting?

Maybe you could do this informally on the street or at a freshers’ fair (for example)?

With our help, you can. We have four volunteering opportunities to suit different interests and abilities.

Our Volunteer training course is accredited by the Open College Network. It takes about 120 hours to complete, including distance learning and four practical training weekends.

In return, we ask for an average of two hours per week of your time (or one day a month) to reach out to your community. Volunteers working together locally achieve more and benefit from mutual support and encouragement. If at least 8 people in your area want to train together, it may be possible to arrange training where you live.

During the training, you will learn about drugs, how to be a good communicator, how to plan activities and make them interactive and inclusive for everyone. You will observe and work alongside experienced workers before you take the lead yourself.

To be a Volunteer you need to be over 18, Christian and drug free.

For more information download the information pack and application form below or contact us

WHAT OUR VOLUNTEERS SAY

“It has been a privilege to be trained by Hope UK, and my desire is to reach 10,000 children and parents myself, as I have personally seen the pain and suffering that drugs cause. Education is one way of helping those young people to make drug-free choices. We at Hope UK are committed to doing this.’
Volunteer, London

‘Although we are a very small team here in North Herts, we are finding that the work is growing, which is very exciting, but it’s also a question of whether we are able to take on new commitments. What we really need is a couple of new educators in our area!’
Volunteers, Hertfordshire

‘I doubt I would have done Open University and have had this job without your encouragement on the training course a few years before that’
Former Volunteer, Dorset

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Mar
12
Tue
11:30 am Basic drug awareness for youth w... @ Online event via Zoom
Basic drug awareness for youth w... @ Online event via Zoom
Mar 12 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Basic drug awareness for youth workers @ Online event via Zoom
An overview of drugs for youth workers, including a focus on some currently popular substances This workshop is for paid and volunteer youth workers who may encounter alcohol and drug use in the course of[...]
Apr
22
Mon
7:30 pm Talking about drugs with your ch... @ Online event via Zoom
Talking about drugs with your ch... @ Online event via Zoom
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Talking about drugs with your child – a guide for parents @ Online event via Zoom
Looking at age appropriate ways to start talking to your child about drugs Whatever your personal views on drug use, you will no doubt want to talk to your child at some time about this.[...]
May
22
Wed
12:00 pm Drugs in your community – practi... @ Online event via Zoom
Drugs in your community – practi... @ Online event via Zoom
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drugs in your community – practical ideas for a local church @ Online event via Zoom
Helping church develop policies and practice to help their communities Aimed at church workers in the UK, this one-hour, interactive workshop will help you improve your policies and practice. You will discuss the drugs you[...]
Jun
18
Tue
11:30 am Confidence and Self-Esteem – Way... @ Online event via Zoom
Confidence and Self-Esteem – Way... @ Online event via Zoom
Jun 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Confidence and Self-Esteem - Ways to help your youth group @ Online event via Zoom
Ideas for youth workers to use in their role Ideas and tools youth workers can use to help young people develop self confidence. Participants will learn a variety of activities and will receive resources following[...]