Volunteers are integral to our organization. For many unique reasons, finding volunteer opportunities to support this cause have been difficult. Therefore, we believe there are many people with a desire to help end the suffering families and people experience as a result of the substance use crisis we are experiencing. Recovery Force is just beginning to develop the army needed to combat this problem. WE NEED YOU. We have a useful role for people who have an hour a week to spare and we have key volunteer positions that entail a great deal of responsibility. All you need to succeed with this movement is to care about the suffering you know is going on around you. There will be orientation and on-the-job training for every position. WE NEED YOU NOW.
Below you will find a list of volunteer opportunities that are available. If you find one of interest, complete the form below. We will not exclude anyone who wants to help. We have opportunities for everyone to be a part of this historical change. There may be a more extensive application for some positions but we currently are not requiring that up front so as to make the process easy for everyone. Once you submit your application you will be contacted to discuss your interests further. Thank you for your interest in joining the Recovery Force team.
Volunteer Opportunities Available - Click on Title to Read Descripton
We need a person to assume a significant position as Volunteer Director. This person will be responsible for staffing a variety of programs including overseeing Assistant Volunteer positions.
These positions will oversee a particular recovery support service program provided through Recovery Force
Assist guests from the recovery community by providing welcoming attitude, access to reading materials, games and supplies for engaging in other activities that are available.
Field incoming calls for information and assistance locating resources
Share lived experience with people new to recovery and their families by helping to solve problems, set goals and locate resources.
Telephone Recovery Support Staff
Volunteers will be trained to work 3 hour shifts calling people in the recovery community who have SIGNED UP for a weekly telephone check up to determine if any assistance is needed to resolve any issues that may have arisen. Family member volunteers will call family members who have signed up for a weekly call and people in recovery will call people seeking or in recovery from a substance use disorder (SUD).
Peer Group Facilitators
Family members and people in recovery are needed to facilitate "All Recovery Groups", which are discussion-oriented groups designed to provide opportunities for venting, receiving feedback and solving problems associated with any area of addiction or recovery. ALSO, needed are people with lived experience to facilitate specialized support groups for people Re-Entering the Community from Incarceration, Siblings who Lost a Loved One to Substances, Parents of Persons Recovering with Medication and any other groups that the recovery community asks for through our surveys or otherwise.
Mutual Aid Homegroup Liaisons
We need mutual aid group liaisons to offer monthly Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Nar-Anon and Al-Anon at our Brigantine facility to provide this support as pathways to recovery. We also would like SMART recovery to hold a group with us as well. Recovery Force has established Opiates Anonymous in the State of New Jersey and will facilitate that group. We also have toolkits to help others interested in creating this fellowship which is by and for persons recovering with MAT and MAR.
Social Media Assistants and Information Technology Assistants
These individuals will work in coordination with our Director of Social Media and Information Technology in the area of maintaining specific functions or content areas or particular venues as related to our website and technology-based recovery support services or our social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and You-Tube.