Volunteers are very important to us and serve in capacities such as on the agency Board of Directors, making presentations through the Speakers’ Bureau, assisting with special projects, and serving on coalitions and committees. They also provide support for staff and assist in the agency’s prevention, intervention and treatment programs. Over the years, many agency volunteers have been recognized for their outstanding service to LRADAC and the community. Volunteer opportunities abound in the prevention, intervention, treatment, and administrative areas at LRADAC. All training is provided when applicable.
Each prospective volunteer must submit a written application, sign a confidentiality agreement, and furnish two references. An interview, orientation and placement will follow, with training made available when needed. Drug tests, medical exams, TB tests and background checks may be required for some volunteer positions. These are provided free of charge for volunteers desiring these positions. Liability insurance coverage is provided for active LRADAC volunteers.
All volunteers will be provided with a description of job duties and a list of qualifications required. They should familiarize themselves with the philosophy and services offered by the agency.
There are a variety of opportunities available for interns and those requiring supervision by an MSW or LC are available.
Internship opportunities in prevention are available for Master’s Level students in areas such as School of Public Health, Journalism, or Social Work. Required supervision provided. Interns work to assist in program development, provide services for students in prevention programs, or perform other duties.
Adult Intensive Outpatient Treatment
Graduate-level interns are needed to assist LRADAC staff with group and individual adult treatment services.
Adolescent Treatment Services
Graduate-level volunteers and interns are needed to assist staff with treatment programs, including Drug Court, the Bridge and Adolescent Intensive Outpatient.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Special Event Volunteer
Represent the agency at various community events and health fairs. Volunteers may be asked to distribute literature to the public, provide demonstrations and answer questions.
Speak to civic, religious, educational, youth or social groups on a variety of topics and the agency and its activities and concerns. The LRADAC Speakers’ Bureau training is provided to familiarize speakers with LRADAC’s policies and programs. Participants must enjoy public speaking.
Volunteer either personnel or other services. Donations may include supplies, tickets to events, monetary funds, etc.
Community Service Participants
Opportunities are available for individuals representing schools, churches, civic groups, etc. who desire short-term community service hour fulfillment.
Opportunities are also available for individuals who are sanctioned by schools, courts or other programs to complete community service hours. Please contact LRADAC for information on community service opportunities.