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The Zendo fulfills its mission to provide harm reduction services through the dedication and commitment of its many volunteers.

Thank you for offering your time and care to the Zendo and our guests! By signing up as a volunteer you commit to show up on time, sober and alert for the volunteer training and all of your scheduled shifts. If an emergency or crisis arises and you are not able to uphold your commitment, notify a Zendo organizer as soon as possible.

This manual will help you understand the principles of Harm Reduction, how the Zendo operates, and what you need to know for your shifts.


SSDP Peer Education was launched at the SSDP 2016 International Conference with a presentation by former Pacific Region Outreach Coordinator, Frances Fu, and SSDP Drug Education Manager, Vilmarie Narloch, PsyD ’09. At that time, the Training Curriculum went live, providing access to our 12 lessons and accompanying resources. Since then, over 80 SSDPers have engaged in the training, and their feedback has helped us to develop the current 2nd Edition, which includes 1 new mandatory lesson, bringing the training to 13 lessons, and 2 new elective lessons.