Volunteer Opportunity Details

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Position Title:Works Program Volunteer
Department:Public Health
Category:Human Services and Public Health
Time Commitment or Project Date:12 months, with a minimum of 4-8 hours per week
Location:
3450 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80304

AND

529 Coffman Street
Longmont, CO 80501
Program Summary:
Works Program staff and volunteer peer educators provide outreach, education, and syringe exchange services to reduce HIV and viral hepatitis transmission among drug users who inject, as well as their partners.
Duties and Responsibilities:

Description of Work:
The volunteer will participate in syringe access training, as necessary, and will work as a team member with Works Program staff to provide syringe access at the Boulder or Longmont BCPH sites.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide syringe access services and harm reduction education to clients of the Works Program
• Maintain client confidentiality.
• Assist program staff in maintaining adequate program supplies and ensuring that supplies are organized.
• May assist with data entry and other projects.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• General knowledge regarding harm reduction, safe injection, HIV, hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted infections.
• Ability to be non-judgmental regarding client lifestyles and willingness to work with a diverse population.
• Ability to discuss safe injection practices and drug information in a professional manner.
• Ability to work effectively with others as a team.
• Ability to maintain client and program confidentiality.

Special Requirements:
• Must have access to reliable transportation that is readily available for travel to the Longmont site.
• Must submit immunization history form and immunization documentation.  Some immunizations and/or TB tests may be required (at the expense of BCPH), and volunteer must comply with these requirements prior to start date.
• Universal precautions and TB training will be provided by the BCPH employee infection control nurse before the volunteer may begin.

Application or Registration Deadline:
Application Process:
Training Dates and Information:
Training and Orientation:
• The program coordinator and lead clinic technician will provide training and orientation about the Works Program and the volunteer position.
• The volunteer can participate in a two-day HIV test counselor training and other trainings, as needed.
Additional Information:

Benefits Gained:
• Actively support harm reduction and syringe access programming through service. 
• Gain an understanding of the role of public health in the community.
• Flexible work schedule.   
• Become trained and gain experience as an HIV test counselor.

Supervision:
The lead clinic technician and the program coordinator will provide training and supervision.

Contact:
BCPH Volunteer/Intern Services Program
3450 Broadway
Boulder CO 80304
Phone:  303-441-1163
Email:  healthvs@bouldercounty.org

Policies

All volunteers need to review Boulder County's Multicultural Diversity and Harassment Policies before starting their volunteer assignment.

If you need special assistance to fill out a volunteer application, please contact our Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator at 303-441-3525.

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