Sova Norfolk Mentoring provides fully trained volunteers in the community to support individuals with identified substance misuse behaviour as part of a wider behaviour change service across Norfolk.

Important Note:

Sova will be merging with our parent organisation, Change, Grow, Live (CGL) before the end of March 2019. Therefore whilst your application to be a volunteer may initially be processed by Sova, due to the merger timetable you may have your volunteer application approved and processed by CGL.  All details regarding the role of volunteer and the terms offered by Sova however will be maintained therefore the terms you have applied for in relation to this advert will remain post merger. During the recruitment process you will be offered the opportunity to consent to becoming a volunteer with CGL in line with the change of employer name.

Commitment: 2 hours per week 

Opportunity detail:

Our volunteers provide specialised practical behaviour change interventions through community mentoring, enabling individuals to tackle problems, build confidence, integrate into their community and reduce risk of harm and ongoing substance misuse.

Volunteers support individuals through community detox, social isolation and to improved living skills. We also support those who are not ready to engage with the wider service, encouraging engagement and raising awareness of the impact their substance misuse may have on themselves, their families and the wider community.  

Our volunteers are given an opportunity to build on skills to support their learning, give back to their community and gain an understanding of the barriers and stigma associated with substance misuse including alcohol, opiate and non-opiate use. Sova offer all our volunteers training, ongoing support and supervision as well as working as part of a team with other mentors; volunteers will also work closely with other professionals across the service.


Application Form

Recruitment Pack

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