The Sussex County Recovery Community Center is a safe place for members of the recovery community to connect with others and enhance their recovery. We support and promote all pathways of recovery, honoring the right of every individual to choose the path that best meets their own personal preferences, needs, and values. Our services are peer-driven and we value the contributions of volunteers.
Volunteering at the Recovery Community Center will give you the opportunity to be involved with the development of events and activities that support our local community.
The volunteer work I have done so far has been very fulfilling and allowed me to feel like I can do something for an organization which has helped me stay sober, feel connected, and stay on the right path in life. Read More
"Hi, my name is Andrew Frazell, and I am an avid outdoorsman who enjoys fishing, camping, hiking, scuba diving, and photography. I am an advocate for nature conservation so we can leave the earth in a better condition than we found it for our kids and grandkids. My family raised me always to play outside and appreciate my surroundings. I love adventures and travel and fully experience new places and things.
I started attending SMART meetings in November 2020. I appreciated the virtual atmosphere given COVID-19 precautions and the inability to drive. During each meeting session, I have learned so much and felt included in the virtual Center family. The positive atmosphere developed by the Center led me to want to do more and give back. I like giving back to the outdoors, and I knew I would feel the same way with the Recovery Community Center. I started small and volunteered with my dad to wash off exterior chairs. It was a simple task but helped allow the Recovery Center to begin their in-person groups. Since that first volunteer experience with the Center, I have presented vacation photography at a JAM session, been nominated and selected to become a Center Board member to help develop new events and outreach, and recently given a chance to host a virtual SMART meeting every other week.
The volunteer work I have done so far has been very fulfilling and allowed me to feel like I can do something for an organization which has helped me stay sober, feel connected, and stay on the right path in life. Volunteering has increased my happiness and sense of belonging. I encourage others to get involved. Everyone might experience different aspects or have different skills. I was able to lend a physical hand in helping to clean and use verbal skills through a presentation, but there are many opportunities to help, such as shared driving to meetings. It takes many volunteers and staff members to keep a place like the Recovery Center operating efficiently. You may not feel like you can contribute as much as you would like but know that whatever you can do is truly appreciated and has the opportunity to help someone even without you realizing it. That volunteer work or even a simple smile and asking a fellow member about their day goes a long way to keep others on the right path. Thanks for taking the time to read about my experience. I hope you have the chance to develop your own volunteering and growth journey!"
Join a committee based on your talents, skills and interests.
• Develop relationships with local groups and organizations
• Distribute materials at different locations throughout the community
• Maintain records of distribution and inventory at the locations
Social Media Committee
• Assist in developing calendar of social media posts
• Contribute content ideas for multiple social media platforms
• Promote activities by sharing and engaging with posts
• Assist in planning social, wellness or educational events for the recovery community
• Engage and collaborate with other organizations, businesses and volunteers
• Coordinate with social media committee for promotion and advertising
Music & Arts Committee
• Collaborate to create events and activities focused on music and/or other artistic expression
• Assist with maintenance and general up-keep of the Recovery Community Center
• Oversee literature and resource area
Recovery Coach Committee
• Must complete CCAR RCA or CPRS training to join; *volunteers active for 6 months can be provided with training*
• Participate in monthly committee meeting for supervision and professional development
• Support recoverees in developing and maintaining a wellness plan, documenting interactions and progress