Why I volunteer at BDP…

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It’s National Volunteers’ Week – a great opportunity for us to say a big thank you to our fantastic volunteers (past and present) who have been making our work possible.

Taking place every year from 1st – 7th June, Volunteer’s Week is campaign ran by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, helping to raise awareness of the contribution volunteers make across the UK every single day.

This Volunteer’s Week we’ve been asking our dedicated Project Volunteers why they enjoy volunteering at BDP. Our Project Volunteers work alongside our Engagement Team in our Health & Harm Reduction Centre, gaining front-line experience answering people’s questions and providing access into services. Here are some of their responses…

I’ve learnt so much through volunteering, I’ve gained new skills and confidence. I really enjoy my afternoon at BDP, each week is different and its always interesting!

Volunteering gives me a warm and uplifting feeling and gives meaning to my life. There is nothing better than providing love, support, advice and help because you want to.

I look forward to come every Wednesday morning ’cause I love spending my time here, it gives me a feeling of belonging to Bristol community.

– Project Volunteers


We also have a fantastic opportunity to volunteer in our Youth Groups (known as M32) for children affected by their parents’ alcohol or drug use. Click here more details.

I found the atmosphere to be very warm and welcoming, the people were really friendly and the kids were absolutely adorable. I took everything M32 has to offer!

Youth Group Volunteer


Find out more about our volunteering opportunities and get involved.

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