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Volunteers support every aspect of our work.

Volunteering with us, whether it is at public events to raise awareness or helping out with admin and reception work, requires sensitivity and a non-judgmental attitude, and also an ability to respect client confidentiality. Our volunteers are ‘people people’, with a positive attitude and a belief that everyone can change their lives for the better with the right support.

Join us and you will be part of a vibrant working environment, all while learning new skills, gaining work experience, and having access to free ongoing training and support.

Among other things, we are currently looking for:

  • new Trustees (particularly from Allerdale or Copeland)


  • walk leaders
  • community/individual fundraisers (online or at home)
  • charity tin coordinator

For the latest vacancies, call 0300 111 4002 ask to speak to the Volunteer Coordinator or email

Please note that CADAS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Volunteering Opportunities

Recovery Support

Do you want to directly support people experiencing problematic use? We recruit and train volunteers to deliver our one-to-one recovery services to adult clients.

Recovery Support Training

Centre Support

We recruit and train volunteers to help out with a range of tasks across our four centres. From reception work and admin tasks to general maintenance, cleaning and housekeeping, there’s something for everyone.


As a registered charity, the money we recieve from fundraising events is invaluable. We need volunteers to plan and run those events, and also to raise money for us as individuals in whatever way they can.

Other Opportunities

We also recruit volunteers to plan deliver our health and wellbeing activities, workshops, courses and help out at community events. To see a full list of potential opportunities, click here. (Please note not all opportunities will always be available at all 4 centres.)

Volunteering Requirements


Before you can volunteer for us, you will be asked to complete our two-day Introducing to Volunteering course. However more intensive roles require additional training. You can find information about our upcoming courses here.


You do not need knowledge or experience of substance use to volunteer for us. However if you have been dependant on drugs and alcohol in the past, you must be in long-term stable recovery before you can volunteer.

More Information

For more information about our volunteering opportunities and training, please get in touch.

Useful Resources

Unit Calculator

Think you might be drinking too much? Use DrinkAware's handy unit calculator to work out how many units of alcohol you are consuming along with recommended weekly guidelines.

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Drug A-Z

Want to know more about drugs? Their nicknames, effects and risks? FRANK has a fantastic drug A-Z where you can find all of the information you need.

Click Here


Are you waiting for recovery support? Would you like to know how to support yourself in the meantime? We have 10 self-care tips that could help you.

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Legal Highs

Want more information on New Psychoactive Substances (legal highs)? Including the effects, risks and their legality? FRANK has some fantastic information for you.

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