Volunteers are the heart and soul of Communities for Recovery. Learn more about the many ways you can get involved as a volunteer.  

Communities for Recovery started as a group of volunteers, and volunteers remain as the cornerstone of the organization today. We have so many ways you can give back and find purpose and belonging as a volunteer with us.

Opportunities range from one day, like helping us with a community outreach or fundraising event, to long term, like becoming a Peer Recovery Coach. Whatever your passion is, we can help you find a way to apply it in volunteering.

See our calendar of volunteer events or connect with us to get started!

Our Peer Recovery Coaching program is a major way that people who have lived experience in recovery can give back as a volunteer. Volunteers are also needed to staff the community center, facilitate groups and workshops, and help us connect with other resources in the community. We are also open to your ideas – connect with us to share your interests!

No, we welcome anyone to be a volunteer. Having experiences with substance use or mental health is required for some positions, like Peer Recovery Coaching, but many of our other opportunities are open to anyone. Friends and loved ones of people in recovery have a very special place in our community as volunteers.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with C4R fill out a volunteer application. You may drop it off at the front desk or send it to our volunteer coordinator, volunteer@cforr.org.

Click here to download an application.

Connect with our Volunteer Coordinator

When I volunteer for Communities for Recovery, I feel empowered. It gives me a feeling that I am doing my living amends. I’m now providing something for myself, doing something that I can be proud of, and that my family and my friends can be proud of

Tom Stone, Volunteer

In 2017 the C4R Volunteer Program provided volunteers for:

63 support groups

16 wellness groups

1,920 group hours

16 events

7 trained mentors

19,333 support encounters

Over a dozen partner organizations

Many, many activities at our recovery support center