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Hope UK’s volunteers are crucial to our work.  Could you be one of them?

Educators at the annual conference - a great place to make new friends

Educators at the annual conference – a great place to make new friends

Could you lead or facilitate sessions with children, young people, parents or other adults? Could you help them learn about drugs and alcohol, consider their attitudes, and develop key skills such as peer resistance and parenting?

If you don’t feel that you could stand up in front of a classroom or a youth group, could you do this informally on the street or at a freshers’ fair (for example)?

Could you help us develop Generation Hope in your area by recruiting and supporting new members?

Or could you talk about Hope UK to local churches and church groups?

With our help you can.  We now have four volunteering opportunities to suit different interests and abilities.

Hope UK’s Drug Educator training course is accredited by the Open College Network and provided to you free of charge (Hope UK raises funds toward the real cost of nearly £1,200).  It takes 120 hours to complete, including 9 distance learning modules and 3 practical training weekends.  In return, we ask for an average of 2 hours per week of your time to use the training to reach out to your community. Teams of Educators working together locally achieve more and benefit from mutual support and encouragement. If at least 8 people in your area want to train together, it may be possible to arrange training where you live.

During the training, you will learn how to be a good communicator, how to plan your session and how to make it interactive and inclusive for everyone. You can watch experienced Educators taking sessions before you take the lead yourself.

To be an Educator you need to be over 18, Christian and drug-free and you must become a member of Hope UK.

For more information about this and the other volunteering opportunities, download the information pack and application form, or contact Debbie Devine at 020 7928 0848 or d.devine@hopeuk.org.




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