We are seeking a finance-savvy volunteer to join our Board of Directors. We are looking for someone with a working knowledge and understanding of financial measurements, experience of accounting and finance and the drive to help Crew achieve our aims!
Your finance experience and expertise will ensure Crew continues to operate sustainably, researching and securing new income streams enabling the staff and volunteer team to continue to develop and improve peer and professional advice, information, training and support to reduce harm and stigma without judgement.
The number of benzodiazepine and cocaine deaths in Scotland and Lothian increased for the last 4 years. Drug-related deaths among young people under the age of 25 increased to 76 in 2019, up from 65 in 2018, compared to 37 in 2017. (National Records of Scotland 2019).
Crew is the only dedicated counselling service in Scotland for people aged 18+ addressing stimulant drug addiction, and demand for support continues to increase. We do not wait for young people’s drug use to become problematic before engaging: our city centre Drop-in shop, Digital Drop-in and Outreach ensure that our evidence-based harm reduction strategies, signposting and 1-2-1 support are available for young people aged 12-25 and we are piloting evidence-based ‘Just Say Know’ education programmes in schools, building the capacity of teachers, parents and carers and people in the community to support young people to make safer choices.
Find out more about Governance at Crew and learn more about the other board members.