Our volunteer project really does give you the opportunities you need to gain skills, confidence and have some fun. Volunteers add huge value to the organisation and their support really does make a difference. Oasis offers training and a wide variety of volunteer opportunities.
Activities that volunteers have been involved in have included: Volunteer counselling, providing drop-in cover regularly and in emergencies; needle exchange; delivering emergency food parcels; Schools Drug Education Programme; shadowing and supporting project workers; carrying out initial assessments; group facilitation; running a fitness class; Art Group; public awareness-raising (stalls, leafleting and promotional events e.g. Carol Concert, helping at the Golf day); creating an Oasis promotional DVD; data entry; phone cover; IT advice; health promotion (Dental Hygiene Week); gardening project and buddying clients in recovery. In addition to these specific activities, volunteers have provided a wealth of knowledge, ideas, suggestions and moral support. supporting the Oasis Republic recovery network, the recovery café.
An application and interview process takes place before becoming a volunteer, to ensure that you are suitable for the role and to make sure that you are matched to placements that you want to get involved with. Supervision and support is provided by the co-ordinator.