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Get Involved

Our work is centered on the voices of the peers we work with. We do our best to compensate peers as experts in their fields, but sometimes our budget does not allow us to provide what we would like. If you are someone with lived experience related to drug use and would like to volunteer, please get in touch and we will see how we can work together! 

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Looking to volunteer? We have 4 volunteer options, depending on your skills and goals. Our volunteers are coordinated through our community partner organizations, or through the Community Service Learning program at UBCO. If you would like to volunteer, intakes and training occur in May, August, and December each year. If you would like to be added to the volunteer waitlist, e-mail Harm.Reduction@ubc.ca with a CV, cover letter describing the volunteer group you are interested in, and include “volunteer waitlist” in the subject line. We will connect you with the volunteer coordinators in the appropriate location, and they will be in touch.

V1: volunteers in our V1 group help assemble supply packs, organize distribution materials, and help with inventory. 
V3: volunteers in our V3 group assist with V1-2 duties, and assist with overdose awareness and prevention training. V3 volunteers are also required to have training on an FTIR machine for drug-checking.
V2: volunteers in our V2 group assist with V1 duties, and provide support to our drug-checking team by running test strips, logging data, setting up and cleaning up at our sites. V2 volunteers also assist with naloxone training. V4: volunteers in our V4 group assist with V1-3 duties, and collaborate to run workshops and various community events. V4 volunteers are required to have previous work or extensive volunteer experience and education in the field of harm reduction.

We do our best to get back to folks as quickly as possible. We thank you for your patience and acknowledgement of our capacity and significant workloads. Not every communication system is monitored on a daily basis. 

Community Donations

We are funded through Interior Health and UBCO. However, you can support the community organizations who facilitate our collaborative services, leading-edge technology, and compassionate care in the Okanagan Valley. Contributions can be made to Living Positive Resource Centre by selecting “General” on the donation form, and adding a note in the message box stating “Harm Reduction Team.” 

If you would like to make a contribution by way of cheque or cash, please contact our Harm Reduction Team email Harm.Reduction@ubc.ca to make arrangements for tax receipts. 

Phone (call or text): 250-864-1431 

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