People helping people to develop compassionate and resourced communities to support sustainable recovery for everyone

The Beacons believe wholeheartedly that recovery is possible for anyone; our vibrant community of people with lived experience, support each other and reach out to those who need help. By investing in people with lived experience, we will demonstrate to the wider community the different side to addiction; a side which sees people rebuild their lives afresh with new friends, stronger family links and better prospects.



At The Beacons we have a small team of dedicated volunteers who are involved in a range of activities, however, we need more of you! If you have lived experience and you’re interested in giving some of your time to help others, then we’d love to hear from you. In return you can engage in a volunteering programme that will provide you with your own Personal Development and Support Plan which includes training and any support you need to start towards gaining qualifications in areas such as, peer support, mentoring or coaching.

What's in it for you?

  • Increase your confidence and social skills
  • Build your self-worth by feeling rewarded by helping others
  • Build your self-esteem by connecting and helping people.
  • Gain experience of working in a helping environment
  • Become part of a community of likeminded people
  • Contribute to your community by supporting the people in it
  • Gain organisational, communication and teamwork skills
  • Get involved in social activities and outdoor pursuits
  • Have fund making new friends and connecting
  • Be part of an exciting, dynamic, innovative initiative

The people you meet as you come to The Beacons will be volunteers with lived experience; they will welcome you and make you feel at ease. You will never be pressured to do anything you don’t want to do. We want your Beacon to be a place where you can get to know people and enjoy an active social life.