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.
“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
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.