Kitchener, Waterloo & Cambridge Area

29 Young Street East
Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2L4 (Google Map)
Telephone: 519-603-0223
Fax: 519-888-6422
Email: info@sanguen.com

Wellington, Dufferin & Guelph Area

176 Wyndham Street North
Guelph, Ontario N1H 8N9 (Google Map)
Telephone: 877-351-9857
Fax: 519-888-6422
Email: info@sanguen.com

Peer Outreach

Peer Outreach

Sanguen has an amazing, and dedicated, team of peer outreach volunteers!

Our Peer Volunteers are passionate about harm reduction and want to keep our community safe and healthy. They usually have lived experience with substance use (current or in the past) and they use their experiences and knowledge to connect with people in our community.  Peer Volunteers are nonjudgemental, approachable, and often provide the friendly support that makes it easy for people to access Sanguen’s services.

Peer Volunteers undergo many hours of training before they start working for us and they attend monthly training meetings to keep their skills up-to-date.

Some of the activities that our peer volunteers do are:

  • working at our fixed and mobile outreach locations
  • talking about their experiences at workshops or presentations
  • helping to facilitate our support groups
  • representing Sanguen at local events
  • promoting Hepatitis C testing in our community
  • assisting with administrative work in our offices
  • greeting patients and clients when they arrive for appointments

In April of 2018, we launched The WINS Project (a pilot project) in Cambridge and are thrilled to have expanded the work our peers do.

 

Want to Join Us?

Come to our kit making group (in Kitchener or in Guelph) and get to know us. Learn what we do, and why we do it, and see if you think you’d enjoy being a bigger part of our work! We frequently recruit new peer volunteers from our kit groups; let our staff know if you’re interested.

In Waterloo Region, you can contact Caleb Redekop for more information.

In Guelph-Wellington, you can contact Colin McVicker for more information.

 

Interested in Other Volunteer Opportunities?

Maybe outreach isn’t your passion, or maybe you’re looking for a shorter commitment.  Contact Colin McVicker for more information about other volunteer opportunities that may be available at Sanguen. Download our general volunteer application form by clicking here.