Needle Syringe & Exchange Program (Health Promotion)




Volunteers work alongside staff members in the provision of the safe exchange of used for new equipment in outreach locations around Perth & surrounding areas.  Along with providing information, referral & resources to help prevent the further transmission of HIV & other Blood Borne Viruses.


Volunteers are based at our Fremantle fixed exchange site*, which operates Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 12-3pm.  Further there are occasional volunteer shifts available at our West Perth office as needed.


*Volunteer will need to go straight to the Fremantle site



  • Volunteer must have excellent time management skills to be considered for this role
  • Non-judgemental and open-minded, with ability to engage with people from a range of backgrounds
  • Understanding of and/or interest in people who inject drugs & alcohol and other drug issues
  • Able to take direction & use initiative & assertion
  • Ability to and/or interest in engaging with people in an outreach context



  • Shifts are varied depending on location
  • Shifts available Monday to Friday
  • Ongoing skills development sessions
  • At least once a month commitment is required



  • Screening / Interview (15-30mins)
  • Complete HIV 101 Workbook / Quiz
  • WAAC complete one day Introductory workshop including NSEP specific training
  • Complete online NSP training module
  • On the job training –  2 Observation shifts & 2 probation shifts
  • Professional development training will be offered throughout the year




Volunteers who work in the Needle Syringe Exchange Program will:


  • Develop the ability to provide information, education & referrals in a one-on-one environment
  • Develop knowledge of & experience in implementing health promotion & harm reduction programs
  • Have increased awareness surrounding issues affecting individuals who inject drugs 


You will:


  • Provide appropriate and up-to-date referrals as required or requested
  • Become familiar with injecting and harm reduction equipment
  • Maintain a high level of service delivery guided by NSEP Policy & Procedures
  • Record accurately the amount of equipment distributed and exchanged
  • Ensure exchange van is kept clean and tidy to assist with maintaining condition
  • Perform other duties which may be requested, required or directed and which are within the person’s capabilities and are reasonable



  • National Police Check