If you want to join us, we can always find a place for you in the family called BoB!'

We have always believed that the well-being and happiness of our volunteers is central to the organisation. The lifeblood of the charity, they are involved in every aspect of our service delivery; from the design and implementation of the ideas that make each service unique, through to the day to day operations of the project where they choose to give us their time and enthusiasm, enabling us to help as many people as possible.

We are proud of the fact that every single service Manager employed by Build on Belief volunteered for the service first, and that we have stuck to our ethos of recruiting paid staff from within our own volunteer teams. We have had thousands of volunteers in our short history, and our staff work very hard at looking after them.

Nevertheless, volunteering for the first time can be a daunting prospect for even the staunchest of souls, let along someone early in their treatment journey, and still navigating the shoals and reefs of the real world without the crutch of their substance use. 

We also recognise that volunteering for Build on Belief can be a challenge when so much of the role involves chatting to others who are struggling themselves, and we know it can be difficult to find your feet.

The Build on Belief induction workshop gives volunteers a chance to learn about the variety of roles available to them, an opportunity to ask as many questions as they like, and most importantly, a chance to munch biscuits and bond with the rest of the team. The workshop also serves as an introduction to the rest of the training programme, encouraging volunteers to attend a wide range of sessions that will not only serve to make them confident in their roles, but will do wonders for their self-development.