Recruiting | Project Volunteers

Project Volunteers are based in the Health and Harm Reduction Centre (HHR Centre) and Needle Exchange at our central office in Brunswick Square. The HHR Centre is open from Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm and on Saturdays 9.30am – 1pm. Anyone with any kind of drug or alcohol related problem can come in. The centre is staffed by Engagement workers and volunteers.

Health and Harm Reduction Centre – Volunteers welcome, engage, offer harm reduction advice, refer, assess and signpost service users to other services, including our onsite nurses.

Needle  Exchange – Volunteers  are  fully  trained,  inducted  and  supported  to  work  in  the  needle exchange  where  service  users  can  get  new  injecting  equipment,  return  used  needles  for safe disposal and get advice on safer injecting and harm reduction.

Helpline – Volunteers answer the BDP helpline, offering support and information to individuals, family members and other organisations. Volunteers have access to the confidential database where notes can be recorded. Some basic IT skills are needed in order to use email and basic IT packages though training and support is given.

For more detail see the Project Volunteer Role Description in the application pack:

Training will be up to 4 full days of essential in person training in the weeks commencing 4th October 2021. To be arranged.

To have an informal discussion or to talk through the application process, please contact Sophie Wilsdon, our Volunteer Manager, on 0117 987 6000 or

Please submit your completed application pack by email to

Hours4 – 6 hours per week during BDP opening hours for at least 9 months
Closing DateThursday 9th September 2021 at midday
Interview DateWednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd September 2021 – Face-to-face or Zoom