"I feel so privileged that NewLink Wales have given me these opportunities to see firsthand the amazing work that it, and other charities do, as well as speak to the clients themselves and hear their stories."
If you want to help Wales’ substance misuse sector and wellbeing organisations put lives back on track, you’re in the right place. We work with many of Wales’ key substance misuse and wellbeing charities, sending them the right volunteers to join their team.
If you want to get out there and get involved with meaningful projects in the communities around you, in order to help you reinforce your own recovery, we do that, too.
We’ve got three different volunteer pathways, designed to give as many people as possible a chance to get involved.
You may be coming to us completely new to the substance misuse and wellbeing sector, or you may be going through treatment yourself and want to help others make that first step towards recovery. If you’re interested in volunteering, we’ll have a chat with you to help figure out which pathway’s the right one.
Once that’s sorted, your chosen pathway will make sure you can put your personal experiences, knowledge and skills to use as effectively as possible, allowing you to make the biggest difference you can.
Whatever your background, if you’ve got the drive and determination to help, we want you on board.
VOLocity is our general volunteering programme for the substance misuse sector. It means you can use your skills to make a difference, learn new skills to boost your future, and meet some incredible people.
If you’re going through substance misuse and alcohol-related treatment, New Steps is here for you. It’s a chance to meet people, build skills, and be part of something incredibly positive.
Bee-keeping offers the ideal community setting for people to solidify their recovery, prevent relapses, and get the problem-solving skills they need to maintain change in their lives.
MILE is a training programme. It’s designed to help you get to a point where you’re comfortable and confident entering substance misuse volunteering.
Footsteps to Recovery is a programme that allows you to access services from across three leading organisations. We’ve teamed up with SOLAS and Recovery Cymru to put it together, and through it NewLink Wales offers our MILE and NewSteps volunteer programmes.