The Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center is seeking individuals interested in volunteer and internship opportunities who would be able to work within the Syringe Exchange & Outreach Services Unit. General volunteer responsibilities include conducting syringe exchange, community outreach, and providing harm reduction education and counseling to the communities about subjects such as HIV, Hepatitis C and overdose prevention and care services. Training will be provided to all volunteers and interns on these subjects.
In particular the organization is seeking individuals who may be interested in working with LGBTQ communities and sex workers of Lower Manhattan and the West Village.
This role would involve conducting community outreach to LGBTQ youth and providing syringe exchange and medical care coordination services for transgender individuals who are engaged in hormone therapy. The position will also involve community development work, as LESHRC advocates on behalf of our participants to the larger community, such as local businesses, tenants associations, law enforcement officials, and the community board about the specialized needs of the individuals we serve in the West Village.
Check out their website (www.leshrc.org) for more information about the organization, and feel free to reach out to the contact information provided below.