Aspire celebrates its new volunteer mentors

A Doncaster service, which provides specialist detox and rehabilitation support to aid the recovery of people with drug and alcohol problems, celebrated its newest volunteer mentors at a recent graduation ceremony.

Aspire Drug and Alcohol Service which is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust and registered charity The Alcohol & Drug Service, held the ceremony to recognise the success and commitment of five Volunteer Mentors at New Beginnings on Marshall Avenue in Balby.

Lydia Rice, Aspire Volunteer and Mentor Coordinator, said: “I am very proud of all our new volunteer mentors. They play an important role in the recovery process. Everyone who steps forward as a mentor can use their skills and experience to help others. This event celebrates their success and acknowledges the important asset they are to connecting and helping people. They should be justifiably proud of their achievement.”

To graduate each of the Volunteer Mentors completed a 15 week programme designed to give them the skills to mentor others. As mentors they will share experiences and offer reassurance to encourage those in recovery to take the vital first steps towards making new circles of friends for a successful recovery.

Each of the newly graduated Volunteer Mentors were presented with their certificates by Lydia Rice, Aspire Volunteer and Mentor Coordinator and Stuart Green, Aspire Service Manager at the event attended by staff, volunteers, family and friends.

If you or someone you know is experiencing drug or alcohol issues and want to talk to someone in confidence please visit, or ring 01302 730956.

Some of the Volunteer Mentors with Lydia Rice (centre).
Some of the Volunteer Mentors with Lydia Rice (centre).