Want to volunteer with NEED?
NEED is accepting volunteer applications for our Tuesday (4-6 p.m.) site, our Thursday (6-8 p.m.) site, and our Sunday Outreach program (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
Click here to apply to be a Tuesday and/or Thursday volunteer please apply here.
Click here to apply to be an Outreach volunteer.
A little bit more about our Outreach Program:
In addition to three weekly fixed sites, NEED provides weekly outreach services to transient and marginalized populations: people who inject drugs, transient youth, the recently released, and the elderly homeless. In teams of two to three, NEED outreach volunteers walk the downtown Berkeley area, providing safe injection, harm reduction, overdose prevention, and hygiene supplies to street-engaged participants. The NEED outreach program takes a "low-threshold" approach when offering services by going into the actual communities that are receiving support from NEED. With minimum data gathering, working with our outreach team provides volunteers with an opportunity to both provide direct services and also interact on an individual level with our participants. Outreach shifts begin at People's Park on Telegraph Avenue every Sunday morning at 11 a.m., and typically last 1-1.5 hours.
Many of our outreach volunteers also work at one or more of our fixed weekly sites. If you are interested, please feel free to apply to both our outreach volunteer position and our fixed site volunteer position.