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Volunteering with Life Recovery

"'Come as you are to Christ.' That's what LRG is. It doesn't matter what your background is – you're forgiven and people take you as you are, today."

– Jon, Life Recovery Group member

Our Life Recovery project helps people recovering from addiction and abuse, teaching life skills, creating mutual support and nurturing people's faith. It's split into two parts: the LIFE Course and Life Recovery Groups.

The LIFE Course is an eight-week course, designed to teach people in recovery how to care for themselves, how to manage unhelpful thinking patterns, how to build and maintain healthy relationships and how to live independently.

Life Recovery Groups are Christian recovery communities supporting people who have been affected either directly or indirectly by substance misuse, mental health problems or compulsive behaviour.


LIFE Course volunteer

LIFE Course volunteers help once or twice a week on the LIFE Course, listening to participants, joining in activities and discussions, helping with reading and writing and occasionally having one-to-one meetings with participants. It's necessary for LIFE Course volunteers to have excellent interpersonal and listening skills, and a high level of empathy and patience.


Life Recovery Group volunteer

There are currently Life Recovery Groups meeting in Easton, Southmead and Knowle. Volunteering with one of them would involve attending group meetings, being a warm and positive influence and befriending group members. You might also be able to help with administration and lifts to and from group meetings.


If you're interested in either of the roles above, please contact our Volunteers Coordinator, Steve Smith. You can email him at steve.smith@crisis-centre.org.uk, or call him on 0117 405 7112.