Many consider the opportunity to do service to be an integral part of the recovery process. In addition to volunteer opportunities provided by addiction recovery groups such as AA and NA, there are national organizations that post volunteer opportunities covering a wide range of interests and skills.

Idealist.Org (idealist.org)
Click on volunteer opportunities at the top of the page and then select Substance Abuse & Addiction from the left side menu under “ORG areas of focus”. Enter the city you are in on the top of the page.

Volunteers of America (volunteermatch.org)
At the bottom of the page select the city you would like to volunteer in, then enter your area of interest in the Narrow Your Search box. You can select Advanced Search to put in terms such as addiction or substance abuse. Or in the middle of the page where it says “What do you care about in. . .? – type in the name of the city you’re interested in; where it says “I care about” type in addiction or substance abuse.

Updated May 17, 2018