Clean Works Educator
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Grand Rapids Red Project

Clean Works Educator

Clean Works educators provide a welcoming environment to our community, and they are the foundation of The Red Project’s service delivery. You’ll provide individuals with syringes, condoms, and safer-shot and safer-sex supplies, and you'll make sure to document the supply appropriately. You’ll be trained to introduce new clients to the program and perform life-saving training with naloxone rescue kits. You can work from the Red Project’s Hall Street office on weekdays from 12 - 5 p.m. or meet the Mobile Unit on weekday evenings for 2-3 hours.

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Commitment
5 hours/week on a weekday or 2-3 hours on weekday evenings, for 6+ months
Neighborhood
Southeast Side
Location
Grand Rapids Red Project office and other evening locations
401 Hall St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 401 Hall St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
U.S.

Is This the Right Fit for Me?

You know how to make people feel at ease and comfortable, even when it comes to topics that aren't exactly icebreakers, like condom use and safe drug supplies. You have a knack for explaining things and answering questions in a way that is inclusive and engaging. You're up for learning what you can about The Red Project's beneficial programs and tools, and you've got enough of an eye for detail to keep a solid inventory on the supplies.

About Grand Rapids Red Project

Clean Works is The Red Project’s comprehensive harm reduction program. Since August 2000, Clean Works has sought to work with people who are currently using drugs by providing syringe access and other services in Grand Rapids. Clean Works also provides Hepatitis C testing and education, along with accidental drug overdose prevention.

  • Red Project Mobile Unit
  • Red Project Shirt
  • Red Project Supplies

What Others are Saying

“It is the most forward-thinking and fun organization in the area. I believe it is one of the top non-profits that save the lives of those who are typically neglected. It's challenging to hear about some of the clients that do pass. But it is the most fulfilling work I have ever done.”

Sarah

Contact the Organization

If you’re ready to ask some questions and get started, contact the Grand Rapids Red Project directly.

Wesley Volunteer and Client Service Coordinator 231-683-5478

What to Expect

Orientations for volunteer are offered every six months, but a one-on-one orientation can take place at the Hall Street office if you’re interested in getting started. The orientation will include a tour, overview of programs, learning about intravenous drug use, and optional additional training on naloxone. Call Nathan to get started.