Volunteers play an essential role in supporting this program, delivering essential services relating to the huge challenges faced by drug users and the community in Diani Beach. This project is not for the faint of heart, and will require a great deal of maturity and strength on the part of the volunteer, yet volunteers are desperately needed to aid in keeping users and non-users safe, raising drug awareness and assisting with many other initiatives of this vital program.
Volunteers need to be aware that they will be working hands on with users of hard drugs and WILL witness people injecting drugs during the daily outreach walks. As a result of this, there is a strict minimum age limit of 21 to join this program. Volunteers do not need a background in the Medical field, though Nurses, Doctors, and pre-med students are welcome to join.
Goals of this Project:
- Provide essential care to vulnerable drug users in Diani Beach
- Reduce the transmission rate of disease and improve the future prospects of the population through education and tactical initiatives
- Give drug users quality care, proactive help, compassion and a sense of hope
- Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits both locals and international volunteers alike.