Make meaningful change in our community

When you join the staff at Sonoran Prevention Works, you join a group of harm reductionists who are passionate about creating a world where people who use drugs are respected and loved.

Come as you are

Have lived experience with drug use, incarceration, or sex work? We view that as an asset. Unlike other places that might reject you or make you feel like you have to hide your history, we prioritize hiring people who are already part of the communities that our work is in.

Benefits & perks

*Applies to most, but not all, positions

"SPW has been such a positive influence in my life because we are all committed to the harm reduction philosophy, which has helped grow me both as a professional and a human being. I feel that it is respected that everyone brings something unique to the table, whether it be their experience or knowledge, and everyones voice is heard."

Mariana Velazquez
Cochise Overdose Project Manager

Learn & grow

We are a coaching organization and work to support our staff in learning new professional skills. When you work at SPW, you’ll have:

We help you build skills like:

In the past, SPW staff have attended the National Harm Reduction Conference, received phlebotomy training, been certified in interpretation, and more. Former staff have gone on to start sober living homes, get their masters and PHDs in drug policy focus areas.

When you grow, we all grow

We’re always looking to expand our capabilities and find more opportunities to support people who use drugs in Arizona. That means more opportunities for you too! Here’s how our staff has grown over the last several years:

6 staff


9 staff


20 staff


24 staff


28 staff


Open positions

Not seeing a position that fits? We’re always collecting resumes and we want to hear from you. Tell us about yourself by filling out our general application.

What to expect

We’re so excited to meet you! The best way for us to connect is by submitting an application and going through our hiring process.

Each application process is slightly different based on the position. In general, you can expect to write a cover letter, take an assessment based on skills you might need for the position, and go through 2 rounds of interviews with a hiring team made of SPW staff from all levels of the organization.

We welcome you to apply, especially if you have a history of incarceration, substance use, or sex work.

Get to know your future co-workers

Not ready to apply? Become a volunteer instead!

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