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Our work benefits a wide range of people from a wide range of different backgrounds. We help these beneficiaries to achieve better physical and mental health, better relationships with others, and ...

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Organisation role · 2–4 hrs/Week
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The Matthew Project
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Summary

We are looking for people with a positive outlook to support young people who have had a substance misuse issue or affected by someone else's misuse.

Detailed description

We are looking for people who are enthusiast, empathetic, caring and with a positive outlook to support young people who have had a substance misuse issue, or are affected by someone else's misuse.


We are a happy team and welcome people from all backgrounds. We support people throughout Norfolk.


This role is dependent on individual needs and mostly it will be offering regular support, building trust and a relationship with the young person. Occasionally it may also be a one-off visit, telephone support or accompanying the young person to an appointment or meeting.


Tasks will be agreed with the team and Practitioner Manager on an individual basis and may include:

  • Making calls to the young person as necessary and agreed with the individual, to check on their wellbeing
  • Meeting with the young person for a coffee and chat in a public place
  • Following up on any needs identified by the young person’s Matthew Project worker (e.g. support in completing a form, offering moral support at a meeting where the Matthew Project Worker is not required in a professional capacity etc.)
  • Reporting back to the young person’s Matthew Project worker. - Supporting the young person to access services
  • Accompanying the young person to any Matthew Project event, preferably being able to drive them there if required.


The role will require some lone working although meetings are always within a school or public place.


Training and expenses are given


We are student friendly - we know that you will likely be going home in the holidays and there are times when those essays/dissertations have to take priority! If this is to support your coursework, we are also happy to discuss that and try to make it beneficial for you.


What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs
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About The Matthew Project

Our work benefits a wide range of people from a wide range of different backgrounds. We help these beneficiaries to achieve better physical and mental health, better relationships with others, and overall better quality of life, along with access to more opportunities.

As well as the individuals themselves, our work also creates social change and improvements to the local community in a range of different ways. These include improved family relationships and friendships, reductions in drug/alcohol misuse, reduced strain on local health and wellbeing services, reductions in rates of offending, and improved skills and employment outcomes for our service users, all of which help to regenerate the local community.