Become an Angel Volunteer

 

Angel Program Volunteer - Please click here to be directed to the MSP website for Official Angel Program Forms and additional program information.

 

MSP VOLUTEER QUALIFICATIONS:  Reliable, non-judgmental, and compassionate individual.  Flexibility is a must in this position.  Ability to stay calm under pressure or in difficult situations is a necessity. Willingness to assist in additional tasks, as needed, is essential.  All Angels must sign applicable MSP Angel Program paperwork, including confidentiality and liability release waiver forms. 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

·         At least 21 years of age.

·         Valid driver’s license.

·         Registered, insured vehicle in operating condition.

·         Provide transportation to treatment center for participant.

·         Pay for required meals and lodging up front; then request for reimbursement, which may take up to 60 days.

·         Submit to Criminal History Background Check.

·         At least 2 years in recovery.

·         Attendance at all mandatory training.

·         Reliable contact information (phone and email).

·         Ability to provide schedule of availability.

·         Fill out and sign required Angel paperwork.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Must be within one hour drive of the MSP Post.

·         Listen and engage with participants.

·         Provide resources and encouragement.

·         Assist participant with program paperwork.

  • Fact:  Michigan had 2,335 overdose deaths in 2016. 1,689 were opioid-related, up from 1,275 opioid-related deaths in 2015.
  • Fact:  MAPS Data indicates 690,782 Controlled Substance Prescriptions were dispensed in MI equaling 47,943,624 units prescribed in 2016.
  • Fact:  On 4/29/17, National drug Take Back Day, Michiganians gave back 20,370 pounds of unused prescription pills, according to the U.S. DEA.
  • Fact:  There are over 23.5 million people in long-term recovery in the U.S. from a substance use disorder. People do recover and get well.
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