Our values are at the heart of our work; they shape the way we support and care for our people. Our people are committed to making a difference to others' lives through giving hope and providing professional, creative and compassionate support.

The Matthew Project works with individuals and communities affected by substance misuse. Our job roles work alongside individuals and their families throughout their recovery from substance misuse, providing one-to-one specialist interventions, education and advice to all those who access our services.  Finance, fundraising, ICT, HR and administrative functions provide the infrastructure that support our services.

If you have any questions please call 01603 626 123 or email at enquiries@matthewproject.org


No Current Vacancies Available.



We have many opportunities based throughout the county and at different times and days.  Our volunteers support children, young people and adults. 

These could be an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to gain experience in social care, education or mental health.  Induction and any other necessary training will be given.  We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and life experiences.



The following list gives a little information about what opportunities we currently have and for more information please contact Sarah at sarah.nunn@matthewproject.org or on  07810 656690.

Children and Young People


Providing regular support on a 1:1 basis to a young person and/or their family or other significant people.  This role is dependent on individual needs and so may require regular support or support on an ad hoc basis.  It may be a one off visit, telephone support or accompanying the young person to an appointment or meeting. (Countywide, during usual office hours)

Positive Activities

Our Positive Activities Project supports children and young people who have been, or are, affected by a loved one’s substance misuse.  We do this by providing a safe place for them to join in with a wide range of activities and try something new whilst also supporting their mental wellbeing.  These children and young people are amazing!  They show enormous resilience, compassion and determination but they also face stigma, isolation and loss of normal childhood experiences.


We are looking for volunteers who can provide the groups and individuals with general support or by running an activity, for example music, gaming, arts and crafts, messy play, team games, sport…anything that may engage someone and give them the security of knowing someone cares.  (Norwich, Monday after school or Friday evening)


Facilitating assemblies and sessions, presentations, displays and/or workshops for schools and groups.

There will be training before the sessions and shadowing/co-facilitation opportunities to enable you to perform this role to the standard required.  You will be able to go solo once you, and us, are happy that you are able to do so.  (Countywide, during school hours)


Next Steps

The Next Steps Recovery Centre, a welcoming and vibrant place, to build community, support and skills for people in recovery from substance misuse. The hub will be open 7 days a week so activities can be during the day, evening or weekends.  No group work experience is necessary but you do need to be able to encourage everyone to join in and feel comfortable.


This could be an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to gain experience in social care, education or mental health. Volunteers must be able and willing to attend induction training.  Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.  References and a DBS check are usually required.

This Recovery Centre is the first of its kind in Norfolk, addressing a huge unmet need in the County.  Volunteer and be a life changer.


We are looking for volunteers to support Next Steps Recovery Hub members to learn and develop skills increasing confidence and to help them access employment.   This may be on a 1:1 basis or a small group and the level will depend upon your own experience or qualifications.  For example, you may be able to role play an interview, give tips on job searching, advice on appropriate clothes for interviews and how to have these within a tight budget.  No group work experience is necessary but you do need to be able to encourage everyone to join in and feel comfortable.  (Norwich, weekdays and during normal office hours).

Veteran Support Group

This opportunity is only open to veterans or current forces personnel.  Supporting veterans within one of our drop in groups.  (Norwich, Tuesday evening.  There may be opportunities elsewhere in the county, please contact us for more details)

Painter and Decorator Coach and Leader (Next Steps) Volunteer

Are you, or have you been a professional painter and decorator, or a gifted amateur?  Can you pass on these skills?  We are looking for volunteers to support Next Steps Recovery Hub members to learn new skills in painting and decorating for enjoyment and/or to college entry level.  Enabling members to increase their confidence, make a positive contribution to their own ongoing recovery and the wider community and increase their employability.

No groupwork experience is necessary but you will need to be able to lead a team and encourage everyone to join in and feel comfortable.

We can be fairly flexible when this workshop will happen but will ideally be sometime during Monday-Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm.

For more information click here to download the job document or contact Sarah

Taking applicants now!

The Matthew Project

70-80 Oak Street, Norwich, NR3 3AQ


01603 626 123

Opening hours

Monday - Friday : 09.00 - 17.00

Saturday : Closed

Sunday : Closed

Unity & Youth and Families

Gateway Unit 8, 83-87 Pottergate, Norwich, NR2 1DZ

unity@matthewproject.org / youth@matthewproject.org

01603 216 420

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