CARES Recovery Center thrives on the work of our peer-trained volunteers. Through research and experience, we have learned that individuals who are in early recovery are strengthened by peer volunteers providing encouragement and inspiration to those just starting their road to recovery.

Volunteers participate in trainings designed to build specific skills, recovery interests and needs, as well as a volunteer orientation. Our mandatory volunteer training teaches necessary communication skills, focuses on team building, and incorporating recovery into a volunteer’s life. Upon completion of the volunteer training, volunteers will be able to effectively communicate CARES’ values and positioning, policies, procedures, as well as advocacy for those in recovery.

CARES volunteers come from all walks of life, bringing diversity to our team, which then in turn creates an environment of empathy and brings a diverse perspective culturally, economically, and educationally.

Volunteer opportunities include:

 

  • TRS-Telephone Recovery Support Caller
  • CPRS Internship
  • Front Desk/Greeter
  • Administrative Support
  • Peer Group Facilitator
  • CARES Events Advocate
  • Center Operations & Maintenance
  • Vocational Support
  • Community Relations
  • Social & Community Committee

If you are interested in volunteering with CARES, or learning more about our volunteer training and opportunities, please contact Christina Fagan at cfagan@mcpik.org.

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