Volunteers are trained to facilitate support groups, offer 1-1 support work, deliver drugs awareness courses to community groups, chair meetings, use telephone helpline skills, as well as speaking at conferences to raise the profile of carers needs, fundraising, and administration tasks.
Each volunteer has their own development plan and receives regular supervision, support and access to further training.
Volunteers contribute, on average 2600 hours each year and can specialise in roles across all areas of PROPS North East from Peer Support to Governance.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or Trustee with PROPS please contact us on 0191 226 3440 or by email on [email protected]
PROPS – Positive Response to Overcoming Problems of Substance Misuse, is a North East based support service for individuals, families and carers of those living with alcohol and substance misuse.
PROPS provides a wide range of support services such as: one-to-one support, counselling, drug awareness training, a confidential out-of-hours helpline, volunteer support and respite breaks.
Please remember that you are not alone and we have a dedicated and friendly team here to help you if you are living with, or caring for someone misusing drugs or alcohol. Call our helpline on 0191 226 3440.