Get Involved

IHRC is a 100% volunteer run organization and operates without any paid staff. Volunteers involved in the coalition do critical and meaningful work in order to care for their community members. In our state’s current political climate, this is a radical act.

Volunteers lead and assist with weekly street-based outreach and naloxone distribution; lead training sessions about overdose and harm reduction for community members; write grants and organize fundraising activities; coordinate legislative advocacy; engage new community members in harm reduction work; and provide social media and communications coordination. All IHRC volunteers and work group members must submit an application and participate in an interview and volunteer training.

Please note that there are no right or wrong answers to our application questions, we simply want to get to know you. However, we place a priority on accepting applicants who have a personal history of drug use.

Volunteer Application
If your hometown is not in Iowa, you may leave this blank.
Please note that we do not have professional or educational requirements for volunteers, but are simply interested in getting to know more about you.
"I'm not sure yet" is a great answer!