We’d like to say thank you to Community Led Initiatives for this guest blog sharing information about their volunteer mentor role, how you can apply and what the roles is about. We have seen a huge increase in volunteering throughout Covid-19 and this is an 1 example of a great way to get involved in a local group and support them in a more permanent way as they continue to help communities and individuals across MK.

Not sure where to volunteer next or what you could do now? Become a mentor, change a life.

Community Led Initiatives (CLI) are recruiting volunteer mentors for their SAMAS project. You will be supporting people in recovery from substance misuse and gambling addiction. This role requires 2 day’s training via zoom. 

A bit about Community Led Initiatives – 

CLI is a mentoring service that aims to support people through their recovery from substance misuse and gambling addiction. We provide 1-1 mentoring, group activities, community building and co-production as we work to remove barriers for people facing complex issues such as drug and alcohol misuse, gambling, homelessness and mental health.

Our 1-1 mentoring and group support provides emotional and practical help for people who want to make positive changes orientated around recovery, their personal goals, connecting with their community and a life beyond addiction.

What you could be doing? 

As a mentor you will be working with people who have reached a point in their recovery where they are motivated to make positive changes in their lives. You will provide practical support centred around constructive activities that support them in their goals for recovery and life beyond addiction.

  • No qualifications or experience is required
  • Training Provided
  • Ongoing support throughout role

We are proud to say our mentors come from all walks of life and people with lived experience of substance misuse, gambling, homelessness, mental health and offending are welcome, although it is not essential.

A commitment from you: 

  • Mentors would need to be available for 4-6 hours per week.
  • Able to commit to for a minimum of 9 months.
  • Attend a 2 day zoom training course.
  • Attend telephone supervisions and meetings.

Become a mentor, change a life.


Apply Now:

Follow this link to our application form: https://www.communityled.org.uk/volunteer.php

Or contact our project coordinator for Milton Keynes: Amanda Grewal. Email: Amanda.grewal@communityled.org.uk Telephone: 07872069673.

For more information about CLI please visit our website: https://www.communityled.org.uk/