The RAPt Volunteer programme receives people from all walks of life, with a particular emphasis on people in recovery who wish to volunteer to help others who are going through the same experience as they have to learn to deal with life successfully. Their experience with addiction makes them powerful mentors, while also providing them with an improved self-esteem, self-respect and sense of purpose.
It ran from 12:00 AM, 7 December 2009 to 11:59 PM, 11 December 2009
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1001701)
The aim of the Volunteer department is to encourage volunteering within the substance misuse and criminal justice sector. The Volunteer service at RAPt provides both volunteers and the clients they help, with an excellent opportunity to develop their skills. It is an invaluable experience for volunteers where they can gain vital professional knowledge. The Volunteer service helps individuals in their steps towards rehabilitation, but it also has a positive ripple effect on society. Families affected by addiction can begin to heal and be re-united as well as new and positive networks open up which benefits the community in general. This service embodies the mission of RAPt – to change lives. Many of these volunteers move on to become vital employees of RAPt, where they are able to continue offering their indispensable services while building up a professional career. A donation of £5,000 would help the Volunteering department pay for the volunteers expenses (lunch and travel would be paid for since the minimum time requirement for the selected volunteers is at least one day a week for at least six months).
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