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Seventh Annual Susan Li Conference
This month Fairbanks will host the seventh annual Susan Li Conference, Defining the Times: Substance Use Disorders in Teens and Young Adults.
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Senior White House Official to Deliver Commencement Address at Hope Academy
President Obamas top advisor on Drug Policy Reform will highlight growing movement of young people in recovery and support for Recovery High Schools.
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“... at Hope Academy, they weren't just focused on my grades, they were focused on my sobriety too...”

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Volunteering

 

Support Others in Recovery By Giving Back

Volunteers are a vital component to the work at Fairbanks. Our volunteers support the mission of Fairbanks and are dedicated to serving individuals and families who struggle with addiction. There are many different ways to get involved in our volunteer program. All volunteer positions require:

  • Willingness to share personal experience strength and hope as appropriate.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate therapeutic boundaries w/ patients, clients & residents of Fairbanks.
  • Actively participating in and working a 12-step program, if applicable
  • Understands and supports the mission of Fairbanks
  • Have 90 Days of sobriety
  • TB test
  • Limited criminal history search
  • Sex offender registration search

Volunteer Descriptions

Staff Assistant – (6 months sobriety, if applicable)

  • Supports Fairbanks personnel
  • Gym, Clerical, Grounds Upkeep, Housekeeping, Receptionist, etc.
  • Morning, Afternoon & Evening Shifts
  • Requires excellent Customer Service Skills & Professional Appearance
  • Willingness to take direction & follow directions

Coffee Shop – (3 months sobriety, if applicable)

  • Morning, Afternoon & Evening Shifts – Cashier
  • Ability to make change and balance a cash drawer
  • Requires excellent Customer Service Skills & Professional Appearance
  • Requires small amount of physical labor
  • Willingness to run a neat & clean shop

Access - (6 months sobriety)

  • Greets potential clients & families entering facility for assessment
  • Morning, Afternoon & Evening Shifts
  • Requires excellent Customer Service Skills & Professional Appearance
  • Requires an Alumni who has been through Fairbanks treatment programs and is actively participating in and working a 12-step program

Book Store/Gift Shop - (3 months sobriety, if applicable)

  • Morning, Afternoon & Evening Shifts - Cashier
  • Ability to make change and balance a cash drawer
  • Actively participating in and working a 12-step program(if applicable)
  • Requires excellent Customer Service Skills & Professional Appearance
  • Shares their experience, strength and hope through the treatment and recovery experience, as appropriate.

Peer Facilitator - (6 months sobriety)

  • 6-7 pm Men & Women’s Groups
  • Saturday Morning Panel Discussions 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Actively participating in and working a 12-step program
  • Provides support to Fairbanks staff in providing current inpatients a role model for a successful recovery
  • Educates on the importance of the 12-step process including meeting attendance, types of meetings, how to read a meeting schedule, use of a sponsor, discussions of the steps and principles of 12-step recovery
  • Shares their experience, strength and hope through their treatment and recovery experience, as appropriate

Transportation - (6 months sobriety)

  • Provides current patients & residents transportation to twelve- step meetings and other community based appointments
  • Shares their experience, strength and hope provided through the treatment and recovery experience, as appropriate
  • Requires proof of automobile insurance & screening of driving record

To suggest interest in any of these positions, please complete the volunteer application.

In the event you have other talents you wish to explore as a way to volunteer, we would love to hear about them. Please email Kathleen or Erin.