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Telephone Recovery Support Volunteer Training

What is Telephone Recovery Support?
Minnesota Recovery Connection's Telephone Recovery Support program is a peer-to-peer support service that allows recovering people a way to give back, strengthen their own recovery, and support others who are seeking recovery from substance use disorders. Through this program, trained MRC volunteers call individuals seeking recovery who have requested this service. Volunteers ask how participants' recovery is progressing, connect them to resources, listen, and offer support.

All telephone recovery support calls are done in our office under the supervision of staff. Because of federal funding guidelines, all staff and volunteers need to to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. The proper paperwork must be submitted for medical and religious exemptions. Please reach out to the volunteer coordinator with any questions.

Telephone Recovery Support volunteer peers need the following:

  1. Six months or longer of recovery experience if in recovery, or recovery experience as a recovery ally (family, friend, partner of a person in recovery)

  2. The desire to support others in their recovery

  3. The willingness to honor all pathways of recovery, including harm reduction

  4. The ability to participate in and complete a four-hour training

  5. A commitment to volunteer at MRC’s offices for a minimum of two 3-hour shifts per month, for at least two months

  6. No violent or predatory convictions

  7. To be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before their first shift

If you need assistance registering, please contact Minnesota Recovery Connection at 612-584-4158, ext 220 or volunteercoordinator@minnesotarecovery.org.

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