Brave Supporters

Volunteers are the heart of The Brave App. Without these Supporters, the app wouldn’t work.  

If you’re ready to show up for your fellow humans with love and compassion, we invite you to become a Brave Supporter today.

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A network of Brave Supporters, volunteers who help people who use drugs stay safe through The Brave App

What Do Brave Supporters Do?

Brave Supporters provide private and anonymous human connection to people who use drugs alone. Here’s how it works.

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    When someone is about to use drugs alone, they will initiate a connection through The Brave App.
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    You’ll chat with them to get a little bit of info about the type of drugs they’re using and the experience they’re expecting.
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    You will stay on the line with them until you know they are safe.
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    If they become unresponsive during the call, you’ll activate their emergency response plan.
A person who uses drugs and a volunteer supporter using The Brave App to review a Rescue Plan together

Path to Volunteering

Stage 1

Virtual training at your own pace

Register with our volunteer system and complete a self-paced online training course that will help you understand the work we do. It contains videos, downloadbles, and other engaging resources for your volunteer journey and beyond.

Start your training
Stage 2

Complete a Q and A call

Once you complete the training, you will schedule a Q and A call with someone from Brave. This call will take place on Zoom, and you will receive a calendar invite with the link after you pick a day and time that works. We’ll make sure you’re comfortable using the app and answer any questions you have.

Schedule your training call
Stage 3

Join the support hub

After you complete the training and the Q and A call, we’ll send you an invite to join our Support Hub on BAND. Here you can connect with real-time support while on calls. You can also access volunteer resources, see community announcements, and find out important news.

Stage 4

Schedule your shifts

You’ll be able to start taking volunteer shifts from your own phone, wherever you are. Simply schedule your shift in our volunteer system, and when it’s time to start your shift, turn on your availability in the app and let the rest of your squad in the Support Hub know you’re taking calls.

In the Words of Our Supporters

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Jackie Forman
CEO at Company

“I am happy to say I am jumping right in on being a supporter. I have never felt a cause in my whole life I felt more deeply for. [A]s someone with lived experience I knew right away I needed to do my part.”

B. Cookson

“This app is amazing, if for no other reason because it saves lives. But also because it promotes community members to be involved in supporting their own community by meeting people where they're at!”


“I volunteer with The Brave App because it’s a community of people that love and value people who use drugs. [It provides] an avenue for doing something in the face of inexplicable non-action by governments [to counter] the overdose crisis.”


Be Brave with Us

Calling all volunteers. The Brave App receives a high volume of calls and we need more supporters who love PWUD.

Join us in our mission to end overdose fatalities.