Crew’s main aim is to reduce the risk of harm through drug use, particularly psychostimulant drug use. Our aim is to reduce harm through education and support when and where people need it. We provide information, advice and support around drugs through our drop in shop on Cockburn Street, online, and at outreach events in pubs, clubs and...
Drop In and Outreach Volunteer
This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.
Volunteers provide information, advice and support about drugs and sexual health, using a harm reduction approach, in our drop in shop and at outreach events including at pubs clubs and music festivals. Training in peer support, drugs awareness and sexual health provided.
Hours per week
Flexible (min 8 hrs per month)
Before volunteering, full training is provided, including on drugs awareness, sexual health, peer support and crisis intervention. Regular training, providing the opportunity to further develop skills, knowledge and confidence in a range of relevant areas, is also provided throughout the year.
Cockburn Street (off Royal Mile)
Benefits to self
Volunteers make a real difference while meeting new people, learning new things and developing their skills and confidence. There is also often the opportunity for volunteers to tailor-make their experience at Crew to suit their interests and their goals.
Benefits to other
Volunteers help provide local people with a safe, non-judgemental space and the best information available in order to make up their own minds about whether or not to use drugs. They learn the dangers but also ways to reduce the risk of harm if they do decide to use drugs.
We are looking for people who have a non-judgemental attitude, are open minded and enthusiastic about what we do and willing to work in the drop in shop or at outreach events. We are particularly keen to hear from people who can contribute their own ideas for the development of Crew services.
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- Volunteering Areas of InterestAdvice & Civic Justice, Children & Young People, Fundraising & Events, Health & Wellbeing, LGBT+