Sustain Project

The Sustain Project works in partnership with Bristol Drugs Project, as part of the wider Recovery Orientated Alcohol & Drugs Service (ROADS), to promote and enable volunteering opportunities for people with a history of drug and/or alcohol problems.

We believe that volunteering can help people to create new routines, increase confidence, improve skills, find new passions, gain valuable work experience, and therefore help to sustain all of the positive changes that they have already made. 

Volunteering Drop-In

Weekly drop-in every Thursday 4pm-5pm @ BDP, Brunswick Court, Brunswick Square, St Pauls, Bristol BS2 8PE.

As well as offering advice we can give you details of the Volunteer Centre drop-ins, help you fill out registration forms, or book you an appointment to meet one-to-one with an adviser.

One-to-One Advice

We provide individual appointments for people who need more support to get in to, and get the most out of, volunteering opportunities across Bristol. Individuals can refer themselves to us for one-to-one advice, or get help to do this through a support worker.

Adviser appointments are perfect for those who would benefit from more time and support to consider what types of volunteer opportunities could best match their skills, passions and interests. We can help to you to choose the best opportunities for you, as well as helping with contacting organisations, filling out application forms and preparing for meetings.

If you would like to arrange an appointment with one of our advisers, please call Yaz on 0117 989 7734.

Adviser appointments are available on Thursdays and Fridays at our Volunteer Centre near Queen Square.

Moving From Volunteering to Paid Work - Workshop Series

For many people volunteering is a solid next step towards seeking paid employment, and we have devised a series of bite-size workshops to help you to take that step.

For more information about workshop dates for 2016 - please e-mail


Please get in touch if you have any feedback, questions, or would like to make a referral. 

Contact Yaz Brien, Sustain Co-ordinator

0117 989 7734 or