September 22, 2016
Ana Liffey Drug Project: Needle & Syringe Programme Volunteer
The Needle & Syringe Programme (NSP) is a health promotion intervention grounded in the harm reduction philosophy. Through this service people who smoke or inject drugs can obtain sterile injecting equipment and other drug paraphernalia like foil at no cost to them. Service users are also offered a wide range of advice and support regarding safer drug use and safer injecting techniques, tailored to their needs. The aim of these services is to reduce the damage associated with sharing used injecting equipment i.e. preventing the spread of HIV, HepC, vein damage, overdose, etc.
In this position you will provide sterile injecting equipment and other drug paraphernalia to clients, assist with the stocking of shelves, and information sharing.
Dublin city centre.
Every Thursday, 9.30am-1:30pm.
3 months’ probation with a minimum of 6 months commitment would be anticipated with a review at the end of the 6 months
Supervision is a valuable and necessary resource available to volunteers. There is internal supervision provide by a project worker/team leader on a regular basis throughout the placement. We encourage mutual feedback.
REQUIRED SKILLS OR QUALIFICATIONS
WHY VOLUNTEER WITH THE ANA LIFFEY
WHY WE NEED YOU
ORIENTATION AND TRAINING
HOW TO APPLY
Please go to our website to find the Volunteer Application form on our Volunteer page (http://www.aldp.ie/about/volunteer)
Please reference NEEDLE/SYRINGE PROGRAM VOLUNTEER under the specific role you are interested in. There is also the opportunity to list other areas you may be interested in, if you are open to it.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please contact: Dawn Russell, Head of Services
Phone: 01-8786899 ext 314
Dublin City Centre