Volunteers sought following opening of office

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Volunteers sought following opening of office

03 November 2014

Located at the Dunmow Business Centre along Stortford Road, Alcohelp is appealing for volunteers who have had direct personal problems with alcohol, who can work on new and existing Alcohelp projects. 

During this school year, from September until end July 2015, it is estimated that Alcohelp will see approximately 11-12,000 young people. The recruitment of volunteers will help support this vital work.

The charity was born out of the founding members’ desire to prevent others from making the devastating choices they made during their lives. Founders Terry Martin, Debby Peirson and Nigel Bongard, have been sharing their experiences and road to recovery with schools throughout Essex for ten years. Now with 75% of all its outreach work repeating workshops to new year-groups, and 80% of participating children reporting that Alcohelp has changed their perceptions of alcohol, maintaining the service is crucial.

Terry Martin, who is running the recruitment campaign said:

“We are looking for local people who have had their own struggle with alcohol and who really understand the dangers of this drug. We want to reach more children and young people, and recruiting more volunteers is crucial to helping us do this. Volunteers are a massive part of what we do, and what you get back is a sense of achievement and doing something positive.”

A variety of positions will be available including presenting in schools, answering the telephone help-line, general administrative jobs, coordinating and logistical roles such as drivers. Expenses are all paid for, including travel and subsistence.

More information on the charity and volunteering can be found at www.alcohelp.com/volunteers

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