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Befriender/Detox coach with Keys Community Detox

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About this volunteering opportunity

An essential qualification for this role is a passion to see people released from addiction. Keys Community Detox supports people who are already on or are open to a spiritual route to recovery. In particular Christian prayer and Bible readings are used, so a Detox coach or Befriender would need to be both a Christian as well as a committed member of a local church.

Detox Coach -
A prospective detox coach should realistically be able to give significant blocks of time as fairly intensive support is offered to individuals undergoing detox. This means being able to set aside at least a couple of hours for most days during the one to two week detox period.
This is a commitment that many people, especially those in full time employment, will not be able to make. There is, however, no set requirement as to how many detoxes a coach will support perhaps two per year will be a general expectation.

Befriender -
For those who may not have the time to be involved as a Detox Coach becoming a Befriender is also a very valuable way of supporting this work. A Befriender is someone who can support our clients in preparation for a detox or on their recovery journey by simply meeting up with the client to offer support and encouragement.

About this organisation

Keys Community Detox is a church based detox programme to help people escape from alcohol and drug addiction through integrated medical, spiritual and community support.

We are looking for amazing volunteers to join our small dedicated team who have a passion to see people released from addiction by supporting them through every stage of their recovery journey.

Keys Community Detox supports people with addictions who are already on or are open to a spiritual route to recovery.

Induction, training and support offered with this opportunity

Detox coaches will be given full training which will include instructions on how to run a Keys Community Detox, as well as giving an overview of the science of drug and alcohol misuse, plus the feautures of drug and alcohol withdrawal. We have annual Team Days where members of the team meet together for training and support.

We will support you in your role through prayer and refresher training.

Skills or experience needed for this opportunity

We are looking for people with empathy and integrity with a heart and a passion for working with people who desire to be free from addictions.

You will need to be flexible with the times offered although we will alway try to work around the time you can give to Keys.


The contact person for this opportunity is Sarah Davies, 01273 987977

  • Expenses are NOT paid for this opportunity.
  • This opportunity is NOT fully wheelchair accessible.
  • Assistance with childcare is NOT available for this opportunity.

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  • people with drugs/alcohol problems
  • volunteering as part of a team
  • befriending
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