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Volunteer & Employment Opportunities

at Harm Reduction Victoria

Volunteer

DanceWize©

Party people looking after party people.

While the DanceWize© team is always keen to meet, connect, and network with our peers, we now limit our recruiting and induction period to the Winter season. If you would like the opportunity to be a fully trained DanceWize team member providing harm reduction education and support at events during the approaching Summer season, please complete our online application form before 30 June each year.

The DanceWize© team has grown in recent years, we greatly appreciate the ongoing commitment of our incredible team members, but this does mean we now have to limit the number of new team members we recruit each year. Please be aware priority may be given to people who already hold a current First Aid certificate.

 

If you would like further information about the role, the DanceWize© program, or if you experience difficulty submitting the application online, please copy-and-paste your answers and email them to the DanceWize© Coordinator Steph at:  Steph@dancewize.org.au 

The Peer Network Program

Secondary Syringe Distribution and Peer Education

For current injectors.

The aim of the Peer Network Program© is to reduce the spread of hepatitis C and other blood-borne viruses like HIV and hepatitis B. The plan is to recruit, train and support Peer Networkers© to distribute needles and syringes to their friends and associates as well as providing education about safer drug use and ‘modelling’ safer injecting practices.

By increasing access to sterile needles/syringes and passing on important information and education related to reducing the harms of injecting drugs.

In Melbourne, we have excellent Needle Syringe Programs (NSPs), but when you look closely at NSP statistics, a number of groups including young people who inject and particularly young women, people from CALD backgrounds and aboriginal injectors are under-represented.

These are exactly the groups of people who inject that the Peer Network Program© seek to recruit as ‘peer networkers’. 

We know that peer education and distribution is already happening – despite the fact that it is technically illegal in Victoria to give a fit* to someone else unless you are authorised to do so. Even the regular stat sheet that you fill out every time you go into an NSP asks how many other people you are picking up for! HRVic believes a change in legislation is long overdue!

Once recruited, the peer networkers will attend a comprehensive training program. On completion of training, they will be registered as HRVic volunteers and authorised Needle Syringe Program (NSP) Outreach Workers

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WHACK is HRVic's flagship publication. WHACK is a community produced information resource - made by drug users FOR drug users. Articles and illustrations and photos are produced by the Victorian and national drug using community. WHACK contains information, education and resources that are relevant to and made specifically for people who use drugs. 

WHACK serves as a voice for Victorians who use drugs and provides a forum for debate and comment on the issues affecting drug users in Victoria. The contents of WHACK do not necessarily represent the policies and views of the organisation which is Harm Reduction Victoria (HRVic).

HRVic does not condemn nor condone the use of drugs, illicit or licit. HRVic recognises that drug use in our community happens and as such, aims to reduce the harms that HRVic does not promote drug taking or illegal activity and focuses on drug safety and harm reduction messages and principles.

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