Volunteer at BDP

Volunteers have been at the heart of BDP’s work for more than 36 years: they add breadth and depth to what we do and we have real expertise in nurturing their potential. Volunteering at BDP provides:

BDP has a long and proud history of working with volunteers. We strongly value volunteers’ contribution to our services and have been accredited with Investing In Volunteers since February 2009.

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We are now recruiting for 7 different roles! Project, Club and Festival, Creative Communities, Allotment, Admin and Phone, Diverse Communities and Youth Volunteers.

Project Volunteers

Project Volunteers are based out of our Health & Harm Reduction Centre. Project Volunteers work alongside our Engagement Team in a client-facing capacity helping run our advice centre, needle exchange, and helpline, among other things.

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Administration Volunteers

Administration Volunteers are based out of our central offices and sit in the bustling Engagement Team office. Admin Volunteers will assist with the day to day running of BDP, helping with a wide range of admin duties such as data entry, filing, photocopying and other office tasks particularly around blood-borne virus testing data and Naloxone tracking data.

Administration Volunteer Application PackDownload
Club & Festival Outreach Volunteers

Love live music and passionate about reducing the harms associated with taking club and party drugs? Club & Festival Outreach Volunteers support our Engagement Team to deliver harm reduction and advice to club and festival-goers. Our team is posted at all big events and clubs around Bristol, such as Love Saves The Day, Tokyo World, Pride, Motion and Lakota, and in educational settings.

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Diverse Communities Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to assist our Diverse Communities Link Worker in engaging communities across Bristol. This would suit someone who is passionate about inclusivity and has the ability to connect with people from many different backgrounds. Multiple languages would be a real plus too!

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Youth Group Volunteers

Our Youth Groups support 8-16 year-olds who have been affected by substance use in the family unit, giving them a chance to be themselves and relieve some pressure at home. If you are passionate about supporting young people and have the enthusiasm to get stuck into lots of different activities, you will be perfect for this role.

Youth Groups Volunteer Application PackDownload
Creative Communities Volunteers

Our Creative Communities use the power of music and self-expression as a therapeutic tool, connection to a community and self-discovery. Creative Communities volunteers will be working with our Rising Voices and Recovery Orchestra supporting the group leaders with the running of the groups.

Creative Communities Volunteers Application PackDownload
Allotment Volunteers

Got green thumbs and a passion for inclusive access to the outdoors? We are looking for volunteers to help with the running and management of our St Wherburgs allotment.

Allotment Volunteer Application PackDownload

Please ensure you read all the information provided before applying.

Closing date for applications: 12pm Wednesday 22nd June.

You can email, hand deliver or post your application form.

Email: recruitment@bdp.org.uk

Post/hand delivery: Recruitment, BDP, 11 Brunswick Square, Bristol BS2 8PE.

Interviews:   Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th June at BDP.