Syringe access relies on volunteers to staff our exchange sites. Volunteering is way to directly impact the life of an exchanger in a positive way. The philosophies of harm reduction and non-judgment are essential when interacting with exchangers.
There are several ways to volunteer:
1. Site team member -- working a regular 2-hour site every week or every other week
2. Floater -- working at more than one site, filling in when needed and arranging their schedule with the volunteer coordinator
3. On Call -- working at one or more sites when there is a need for a last minute fill-in
At the present time, new volunteers usually work as floaters/on-call until a spot on a team opens up.
Syringe access requests a 6 month minimum service. If you are interested, please complete our online registration form.
Volunteers are also needed to help bag syringes for the sites. This is done in the office at a time convenient for the volunteer and supervising staff.
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