NEED OUTREACH VOLUNTEER APPLICATION
We are committed to embracing diversity and consider applicants for all positions without regard to color, ethnic background, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
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First Name *

 
Last Name *

 
Phone Number *

 
Address *

Please include: Address, City, State, Zip
 
How did you hear about this opportunity? *


 
How often are you available to volunteer? *


 
Please answer the following questions as thoroughly as possible:

 
Why are you interested in volunteering with NEED and what do you hope to gain from volunteering with us? *

 
Why are you specifically interested in our Outreach Program? *

During outreach, you go out with a partner and walk the streets, passing out safe injection and harm reduction supplies to street-engaged individuals.
 
What makes you a strong candidate for being an outreach volunteer? *

If you have any relevant work or volunteer experience, please describe here.
 
There is a young adult whom you have seen on outreach a few times in the past. He has received condoms and hygiene items from you and has reported that he smokes pot regularly and has occasionally smoked heroin. He tells you that he is going to try to inject heroin for the first time, but doesn’t really ask for your opinion. What is your initial reaction? How do you personally feel? What would you want to say? What would you say? In what was does this situation make you feel comfortable and/or uncomfortable? *

 
What are your experiences working with diverse populations? If you do not have any experience, explain why you would like to gain it. *

 
We expect all volunteers to act with humility and respect while providing services. What is an example of a time you have worked to overcome prejudices against cultures/communities different than your own? *

 
What is your knowledge and/or experience with Harm Reduction? If you are new to the philosophies of Harm Reduction, what are your reactions? What does ‘meeting people where they are at’ mean to you? *

 
NEED requires members to join one of its five committees and also attend our 2 hour monthly meeting on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Committees handle administrative work, fundraising, etc. Are you willing to be part of a committee and attend our monthly meetings? *

NEED committees assist in behind-the-scenes support, enabling us to smoothly and effectively run our exchange sites. Committee meetings often coincide with our monthly meetings, but also happen as needed on the occasional weekend or weekday evening.
 
Please tell us about your current time commitments/upcoming obligations over the next 12 months. *

Remember, we require at least a 9 month time commitment.
 
After you submit this information, please allow us an appropriate amount of time to respond to your application. Depending on capacity, it might take us 4-6 weeks to get back to you. If you seem like a good fit based on your application, we will contact you for an informal interview.

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