Volunteering

Why volunteer?

Volunteering with The Matthew Project makes a valuable contribution to the lives of adults and young people with drug and alcohol related issues and their families. Your support will make a positive difference in achieving our vision and mission.

As a volunteer you will gain important knowledge and skills and will have the opportunity to put existing skills to use. All volunteers receive general and role-related training, as well as continuous support and supervision from Matthew Project staff. Areas covered in the training sessions include:

  • The History of The Matthew Project
  • The Matthew Project Teams
  • Explanation of the Volunteer Policy and Agreement
  • Personal Safety
  • Basic Drug & Alcohol Awareness
  • Boundaries
  • Confidentiality
  • Child Protection / Safeguarding

Volunteers contribute to our work in a wide variety of positions across our teams, getting involved with outreach work with young people, schools visits, needle exchange, drop-in services, counselling, and fundraising.

How do I volunteer?

Applicants to client-facing roles must complete a series of checks before being accepted as a Matthew Project volunteer. The entire application process can take several weeks to complete and we expect a minimum commitment of 6 months once you are accepted. A shortened procedure is in place for fundraising and support volunteers.

Check our current vacancies for available roles that suit your interests and availability.

  1. Downloaded the relevant role description and application form here or contact us on 01603 626123 to request an application pack. When calling, please remember to state which role you would like to apply for.
  2. Complete and return the application form.
  3. You will receive acknowledgement of your application and, if selected, you will be invited to interview.
  4. Informal interview with team manager.
  5. Complete DBS and reference checks - it can take up to six weeks for DBS disclosures to be returned.
  6. Attend Matthew Project training over 1 full day.
  7. Attend further team related training and induction with team manager.

Contact us

Email: volunteers@matthewproject.org
Call: 01603 626123

The Matthew Project is well known for its excellent work with people in need in Norfolk and Suffolk. We provide support to those who are affected by their own, or another's, use of drugs or alcohol.

The Matthew Project is a caring charity with a Christian ethos and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Registered charity no. 1122801