A distance, travelled.

You’ve got abilities, knowledge and strengths that could potentially make a real difference to a recovery service in Wales.

If you’ve made the recovery from substance misuse or other wellbeing issues in the past – or been affected by someone who has – and you want to help others experiencing the same, MILE is for you.


So how does it work?

MILE is a training programme. It’s designed to help you get to a point where you’re comfortable and confident entering volunteering in the wellbeing sector.

It’s aimed at people who have experienced recovery from substance misuse or other long-term wellbeing issues, or who have been affected by the wellbeing issues of friends or family.

The programme takes about 10 weeks and is a mixture of group sessions, 1-to-1 work, and periodic reviews to make sure it’s all going well. We’ll cover the things you need to know when volunteering, such as boundaries, confidentiality, and dealing with challenging behaviour.

It’s a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, and we tailor the work you’ll be doing to fit you. We do it that way because we’re hoping we can help you become more confident in your strengths and capabilities.

You’ll also have the opportunity to complete a City and Guilds Level 1 Qualification in Employability and Personal Development Skills, which runs alongside MILE subjects delivered within the programme. We’ll talk with you about this a bit more when we meet you.

How do I get involved?

Just get in touch with us and let us know you’re interested in MILE – see the contact details at the bottom of this page. We’ll send you out the relevant form and, once we’ve got that, we’ll talk it over with you to make sure that MILE is right for you at this moment. If it is, we’ll sign you up and let you know when we’ll be getting started.

Sometimes, we’ll find that MILE might be too soon for applicants; in that situation, another of the programmes we run might work best for you to begin with. We’ll work with you to figure out which one is right.

Got questions?

No problem – get in touch with our Volunteering Team who’ll be happy to help.

T: 029 2052 9002


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