rtrgerryinner1"Our vision is to transform the North East of England from a place with one of the highest rates of alcohol, drug and other addictions to a region with with one of the highest rates of abstinence based recovery"


We have fantastic voluntary vacancies at George Street Social. We want to hear from you!




Volunteer FAQs

What will I get out of volunteering for RTRT?

There are many benefits of volunteering your time to the Road to Recovery Trust, such as

  •        The chance to meet a vast variety of people, and be part of a community that supports recovery and wellbeing.
  •        An opportunity to give back, to make a difference in people’s lives, to be part of a movement that is changing the world for the better.
  •        The chance to gain new skills and build on the skills that you already have.
  •        Chance to make new friends.
  •        We provide a reference for any volunteer who asks, and all volunteers are welcome to enjoy a free tea/filter coffee from George Street Social.

How can I contact you and register my interest?

You can email Elle (Volunteer Co-ordinator) at gabrielle@roadtorecoverytrust.org.uk. Or you can pop in to George Street Social and fill out one of our volunteer forms!

When/what times can I volunteer?

We offer 4 hour volunteer shifts, from Monday-Saturday 9am to 5pm. We also offer 5pm-9pm shifts on Wednesday and Thursday of every week.

I’ve got specific skills and experience; can you use them?

George Street Social is a place where people are encouraged to grow, flourish, and improve any aspect of their wellbeing. If you have skills and experience to give, or you are looking to develop skills in a new area – you can speak to the General Manager or Volunteer Coordinator about how we can best make that happen.

Will volunteering affect my benefits?

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) states that:

‘You can volunteer for as many hours as you want, as long as you still meet the conditions to get your benefit or tax credit’.

You are not required by the Road to Recovery Trust to disclose whether you are in receipt of benefits.

I am retired/a student/work full-time, can I still volunteer?

People from all walks of life are encouraged to volunteer at George Street Social!

Can I volunteer with a criminal record?

We welcome volunteers with previous criminal convictions – we ask that you disclose at interview.

What age restrictions are there for volunteering?

We ask volunteers to be age 16 and over to volunteer with George Street Social. Anyone under the age of 18 who wishes to volunteer in the evenings will be considered on an individual basis.