Want to Get Involved?

Almost every family is affected by substance abuse in one way or another. Volunteering at the Turning Point of Franklin County (TPFC) is a positive way to learn a little bit more about yourself, your loved one, or your friend who is struggling with addiction.

The Center has a limited staff with the primary objective to provide peer support, manage operations, coordinate volunteers, and develop and facilitate groups. TPFC welcomes volunteers to help keep the center up and running. As a volunteer at Turning Point you are an integral part of the overall mission of providing a supportive, safe and substance-free environment for those interested in recovery and their families. Our center is founded on the premise of providing "peer-to-peer" recovery support services. As a recovery support worker, you will have the opportunity to help people from the community who are on a lifelong journey of staying clean and sober. Your commitment to support our guests is deeply appreciated.

As a volunteer you will:

  • Serve the recovery community
  • Make a new friend and be of service to others
  • Share your experience, wisdom and support with others
  • Be an active, vital member of the recovery community
  • Develop professional work habits, references, and job experience
  • Receive recognition for your dedication and services to the community

Additionally, we would like to note that many of our volunteers and potential volunteers have special skills or talents and we would like to acknowledge that and give people the opportunity to share these skills or talents with our guests. If you would like to donate your time at the Center to do a special activity or event such as art classes, crafts, hiking, kayaking, or anything else, please feel free to let us know that and we can work together to start a group. There is plenty of fun in sobriety and we like to contribute to that as much as possible.

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Friday at the Point,12:00 AA meeting There is a Solution.7pm New Creation Christian Fellowship.Peer Recovery Support 9:30-3 ... See MoreSee Less
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Officer Victor Hinojosa receives a fist bump while waiting with an intoxicated person for their ride home. A concerned community member observed them walk unsteadily and fall down several times while walking on School Street. We were able to check their welfare, offer services, and get them in touch with a loved one to care for them.This is our preferred outcome when interacting with persons incapacitated by alcohol: conversation, offers of assistance, and a safe place to go.Our partnerships with the area entities below give us alternatives to the criminal justice system for many of our interactions involving those with substance abuse or mental health challenges:Washington County Mental Healthwww.wcmhs.org/Vermont Care Partners/Team Two Vermontvermontcarepartners.org/team-two-2/Turning Point Addiction Recoverywww.tpccv.org/Central Vermont Substance Abuse Servicesvtaddictionservices.org/members/central-vermont-substance-abuse-services-cvsas/Washington County Diversionwcdp-vt.org/Montpelier Community Justice Centerwww.montpelier-vt.org/371/Community-Justice-CenterThe Lighthouse Detox FacilityProject Safe CatchMany thanks to these and other partners who provide resources to help those struggling in our community. ... See MoreSee Less
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Thursday @ The Enosburg Point 10am-Coffee and Connect Noon-AA Hybrid zoom.us/j/4738981611:30pm-Crossroads ... See MoreSee Less
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