About Finglas Addiction Support Team (FAST)
FAST is a community based initiative providing information, support and counselling for those affected by drug and alcohol misuse. Through fostering belief in the person’s potential for change and focusing on the value they have as people, we have witnessed individuals emerging from isolation and despair into able, confident people realising their ability to participate in their families and their communities.
FAST continuously strive to develop our service in different ways and lead the way is addiction treatment. We want people with mental health and addiction issues to get the right kind of treatment when they initially present, meeting expectations of our participants requires a responsive service where every engagement counts towards a meaningful individul.
Holistic approach for supporting clients of FAST with their substance misuse; holistic massage, Indian head or another, sports massage, reki, meditation etc.
FAST work with adult people with addiction and mental health issues. Holistic services are provided in group and one to one sessions.
What's required for this position
The person must have a qualification in holistic work and interest in working with people who are in recovery from mental health and substance use disorders.
- Fitness/ Health/ Beauty
- Hospitality/ Befriending
- Personable Skills
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: 6 months
Hours required: 2hrs Weekly
Location of volunteering opportunity:
FAST 2a Wellmount Road, Finglas, Dublin 11
Screening details for this role:
- Garda Vetting
- Informal Interviews
- Application Form
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
- Initial induction and training
- Reimbursement of expenses
- Insurance cover
Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
The benefits will to gain experience working with multi d team , to be included in training. To support people on the path of recovery. The use of a purpose built holistic clinic.