Communities for Recovery started as a group of volunteers, and volunteers remain as the cornerstone of the organization today. We have so many ways you can give back and find purpose and belonging as a volunteer with us.
Opportunities range from one day, like helping us with a community outreach or fundraising event, to long term, like becoming a Peer Recovery Coach. Whatever your passion is, we can help you find a way to apply it in volunteering.
See our calendar of volunteer events or connect with us to get started!
Our Peer Recovery Coaching program is a major way that people who have lived experience in recovery can give back as a volunteer. Volunteers are also needed to staff the community center, facilitate groups and workshops, and help us connect with other resources in the community. We are also open to your ideas – connect with us to share your interests!
No, we welcome anyone to be a volunteer. Having experiences with substance use or mental health is required for some positions, like Peer Recovery Coaching, but many of our other opportunities are open to anyone. Friends and loved ones of people in recovery have a very special place in our community as volunteers.
In 2017 the C4R Volunteer Program provided volunteers for:
63 support groups
16 wellness groups
1,920 group hours
7 trained mentors
19,333 support encounters
Over a dozen partner organizations
Many, many activities at our recovery support center