Run by the Volunteer Centre to work with The Elms (Community Drug and Alcohol Service) the SURF project has two main goals:

  • to encourage service user involvement in the local community
  • to offer additional support to service users of the Elms as well as offer valuable experience working with service users in the form of Volunteer Mentors

Volunteer Mentors have been recruited to offer informal support to service users from the Elms.

Whether it’s a coffee and a chat or help with CV writing, job-hunting etc. there is a lot volunteers can help with and a lot volunteers can give to make a positive difference to someone.

AVOW raised awareness about homelessness by sleeping rough for a night in December 2012. Charlie interviewed Carol, who took part in it: Charlie Sleep Out Dec 2012 interview with Carol

For further information about the SURF Project please contact: Peter Jones, Substance Misuse Volunteer Coordinator on 01978 312556 or email: peter.jones@avow.org