Individuals are needed to assist with the AODA Speaker Program.
The program works with clients who have alcohol, drug dependency and other addictions. AODA Volunteers are recovering people who regularly visit area facilities (Waukesha County Jail, Waukesha County Huber Facility, Lawrence Treatment Center, Waukesha County Alcohol Education Series, Waukesha County Mental Health Center, and the Century House half-way house) and reach out to those who are considering abstinence or are new in recovery.
As a volunteer, you will partner with a veteran volunteer to visit these facilities to share your experience, strength and hope with men and women who suffer from alcoholism and other drug addictions.
This can be a very rewarding opportunity. It will give you a chance to make a difference in someone's life. And the positive impacts on the community are immeasurable. Our program gets people back to work, strengthens families, reduces domestic violence and prevents dependency-related accidents and illness.
The volunteers carry the message to the alcoholics and drug addicts who still suffer, and to the community at-large. We carry the message in many small, subtle, but powerful ways. These quiet behaviors help rebuild confidence and change behaviors so that recovering men and women can become productive members of society.
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Minimally one shift per month
- Comfortable talking to people about your experiences with alcohol and drug use situations.