Addiction Therapist Volunteer Opportunity in Nigeria

 Heartitudes Foundation is a charitable NGO that is domiciled in Owerri, Imo state. It is birthed out of a need to truly help humanity. The Heartitudes Foundation reaches out to help those who are truly in need of help, especially in the areas of health and medical care. It has achieved a lot in the areas of promoting and improving healthy living standards, footing the medical bills of those who need it and rehabilitating patients back into the larger society.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Addiction Therapist Volunteer

Location: Owerri, Imo

Job type: Full-time

Position Overview

  • As an Addiction Therapist Volunteer, you will play a crucial role in our mission to support individuals in overcoming addiction and reclaiming their lives. Working within a multidisciplinary team, you will provide counseling, psychoeducation, and support services to individuals and their families.
  • This volunteer opportunity offers a rewarding experience to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by addiction.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments to understand clients' addiction history, mental health status, and treatment needs.
  • Develop individualized treatment plans in collaboration with clients, incorporating evidence-based practices and client-centered approaches.
  • Facilitate individual and group therapy sessions, addressing topics such as substance use, relapse prevention, coping skills, and life management.
  • Provide psychoeducation to clients and their families on addiction, recovery principles, and healthy lifestyle practices.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including medical professionals, social workers, and community organizations, to ensure coordinated care and support.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential documentation of client interactions, progress notes, and treatment plans in compliance with organizational and regulatory standards.
  • Participate in team meetings, case conferences, and training sessions to enhance skills and knowledge in addiction treatment.


  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field.
  • Certification or licensure in addiction counseling or a willingness to work towards certification.
  • Previous experience in addiction treatment, counseling, or related field is preferred but not required.
  • Strong understanding of addiction dynamics, recovery principles, and evidence-based treatment modalities.
  • Excellent communication, empathy, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Commitment to upholding ethical standards and maintaining client confidentiality.

Application Closing Date
15th May, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume / CV and a brief Statement outlining their interest to: CC: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.