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Kit Assembly Assistant

Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness


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Published 17 days ago

Recurring
Weekdays
A few hours per week

The Syringe Exchange Program (SEP) is a proven practice to reduce the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C and other blood-borne infections. This public health program is for people who use drugs by injection (IDU’s) and provides new, sterile syringes and clean injection equipment. Participants are provided with comprehensive information about addiction recovery and HIV testing/prevention facilities which educate on harm reduction tactics and provide HIV prevention materials. Syringes and needles are disposed of safely, reducing the number of discarded syringes on our sidewalks, yards, parks, and play grounds.

Key Responsibilities:

·        Create prepackaged kits for use with our Syringe Exchange Program. (Syringes are not included in the pre-packed kit.)

·        Take inventory of kit supplies and restock as needed

·        Assist the SEP team with additional duties as needed

·        Treat all clients with compassion

·        Act as an ambassador of the program

Volunteers will not handle any type of syringe. Clean, unused syringes are individually packaged and are added to the package when given to the participants.

The Syringe Exchange Program (SEP) is a proven practice to reduce the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C and other blood-borne infections. This public health program is for people who use drugs by injection (IDU’s) and provides new, sterile syringes and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

400 East Gray Street, Louisville, KY 40202

How to Apply

How to Get Started

  • Read through our Requirements to be a LMPHW Volunteer to see if this volunteer role is the right fit for you.
  • Please complete the Online Volunteer Application. Following review and approval, you will be emailed instructions to complete a background check.
  • Complete the additional paperwork and return it to the Volunteer Center. Additional paperwork will be included in your welcome email once your background check is completed.
  • Attend the New Volunteer Orientation. All volunteers must attend an orientation before beginning their volunteer service. During the orientation, we will discuss volunteer policies and emergency procedures.
  • Complete role specific training. Following orientation, volunteers will need to complete a series of online trainings. These trainings cover topics such as hand hygiene and confidentiality and will help prepare you for your volunteer role.
  • Obtain a TB skin test. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended that healthcare personnel, including volunteers, be required to be tested for tuberculosis. You will need to contact the TB Clinic at 502-574-6617 to schedule an appointment to obtain your TB test prior to volunteering. A minimum of 3 days is required to complete the process.
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