Apply to be a volunteer or intern
We love and appreciate our volunteers and interns. Without your help, our mission could not be completed. Even if you don’t understand harm reduction. Or you don’t know what living with HIV is like. Or you’ve never experienced shame because of drug use. All you need is an open mind and compassion for others.
We need you. Please consider applying today. Send an email to [email protected] and please include your contact information so we can get back to you.
Meet Claude, the Volunteer Bear
Claude volunteers and is a huge help. They’re new to harm reduction, but learning quickly that we’re more than a syringe exchange. Claude is learning new skills and meeting new people which will help out in the real world. Check out Claude’s page for a look at what an OAA volunteer can do.
Want to intern and make a difference?
Who we are looking for:
Someone who is passionate about housing, healthcare, and community development. We are excited to have an intern in the housing program and would like to support this person in developing their own project to reach their goals and benefit the growth of the housing program.
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Need more reasons to volunteer?
- “Research has shown that there’s evidence volunteer work promotes that psychological well being you’re talking about,” said Rodlescia Sneed, a public health research associate at Michigan State University who has studied the impacts of volunteering. “In my own work I’ve shown it’s linked to improvements in factors like depressive symptoms, purpose in life, and feelings of optimism.” Read more here.
- “With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering can be enormous. Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. The right match can help you to find friends, connect with the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career.” Read more here.