If you are aged 16-25, it doesn't matter who you are, where you're from, what you've done (or haven't), Re:Vision Drug Policy Network can't get anywhere without you.
We are organised primarily through the effort of volunteers. You can get involved at any level: you can join a local group, take part in one of our working groups, such as our media team or our policy development unit, or get involved in decision-making at the very heart of our organisation. Whatever you take on, we will show you exactly how you can go about it and give you whatever resources you need.
Why Should I Get Involved?
- Because if you are on this website, you probably care about the unfairness, inequality and harms involved in the drug war. If you want to feel like to are doing something about it, then you should join us.
- Because every single one of us knows someone whose life has been badly affected by drugs and the laws which control them. Everyone knows someone who knows someone who had been made ill by poor quality drugs, have been arrested, cautioned or imprisoned for using drugs without harming anyone, or who has been a victim of drug-related crime. None of these people are getting justice, and the system won't change unless we change it.
- Because campaigning for effective drug policy is fun. You can come to our social events, make new friends, all while feeling like you are really contributing something to society.
- Because we will write references for CVs, employers, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, ASDAN certificates, LinkedIn Profiles, and anyone else to whom you need to be able to prove that you are an active citizen. Drug policy is a notoriously difficult field to get into, so if you are looking for a potential career, volunteering for Re:Vision is a good start.
How Can I Get Involved?
If you would like to join or start a local group in your area, please check out what we have near you.
If you would like to volunteer with us nationally:
- Contact us here.
- We will give you a call to talk about what you want to do and how much time you feel you could give us.
- We'll then write up a volunteering agreement. This will outline exactly what we have agreed with you ("spend one hour a week updating our Twitter", "design a set of posters") and what you can expect in return (i.e. support, references, resources etc.).
- You volunteer, and drug law reform is achieved. :)
The main national organising body is the Core Team. The Core Team oversees the entire organisation, makes sure that the working groups are getting along with their work, and takes decisions at a national level.
Anyone can join the Core Team, after they have worked with Re:Vision for six months or more. If you would like to help out with with the Core Team, just contact us.
The war on drugs has failed, and it's time to move on.