Join our crew of volunteers

We offer lots of ways to get involved so volunteers can make a direct impact on their communities in ways that match their capacity, skills, and interests while meeting other amazing harm reductionists near them. Apply to attend an orientation and find a place to plug in.

Attend our next volunteer orientation

Our next two-part volunteer orientation is coming up! Join us to help keep our people safe. 

Black, Indigenous, and Latine people are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Highest need currently: volunteers with Monday – Friday daytime availability

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“SPW has created a community of folks who are merging passion and compassion to increase safety and empower people who use drugs in our communities. I have volunteered in many spaces in many states over the years and SPW is my favorite!”

Volunteering can look like...

Sitting on your couch, binge-watching TV, and putting together kits that can help save lives
Joining our staff on outreach and talking to folks on the street, at parks, and at community events about harm reduction
Participating on a fundraising committee
Writing thank you cards
Facilitating conversations with new volunteers at orientation
Helping to administer rapid HIV and Hep C tests
Driving around listening to music and delivering supplies to volunteers
and more!

Share your time, grow your skills

Our volunteers are a huge source of support and we strive to make the experience meaningful for you. Some benefits you’ll love are:
We’ll even sign off on your hours for community service requirements!

“Volunteering at SPW is an amazing way to stay up to date on ways we can help keep our communities safe. You get to work with an organization that puts people first, helping you become an ally by ending stigma, in a way that is meaningful, and rewarding.”

Come as you are

When you volunteer at SPW, you don’t have to hide any part of yourself or pretend to be different. Our volunteers span the spectrum of lived experience and we value their unique insights. We don’t conduct background checks, drug tests, or require any kind of state ID. Our roles are specific, simple, flexible, and easy to accomplish so you can show up how you want and when you want.

“I love that volunteering with SPW doesn't feel like you're there to work, they make volunteering fun, and easy. The staff is incredibly appreciative, and supportive - they make you feel a part of the SPW family. I volunteer with SPW because I believe harm reduction is an awesome way to help keep our loved ones safe and put an end to overdoses.”

Meet some of our current volunteers

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Introducing the new SPW Virtual Classroom

Free, online, self-paced courses with certificates awarded on course completition.