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SAFE Choices:
Become a Speaker

Volunteer to become a speaker and create awareness of the opioid and addiction epidemic.

What are the requirements to be a SAFE Choices Speaker?

  • Willingness to tell a personal story related to addiction and recovery.
  • Willingness to give your time as a volunteer speaker.
  • Stand by SAFE’s values and serve as a positive representative of SAFE Project to the general public.
  • Participation in SAFE Choices training.
  • Understanding of and ability to talk about SAFE Project programs and services.
  • Ability to speak in front of groups of all sizes, from 10 people to 500 people.
  • Open to constructive feedback and direction.
  • Willingness to submit feedback forms after each speaking engagement.

What type of speaking engagements can I expect?

  • Speeches. Schools, clubs, churches, organizations and businesses often ask for a speaker to talk to their members, employees or students. These engagements can range from a 10 to 15 minute presentation with some time for questions and answers to a 30 minute speech in front of a large audience. The purpose of these talks is educate the audience and create awareness around the opioid and addiction epidemic and SAFE Project’s activities.
  • Information tables and fairs. These are community events where you would likely interact directly with people who stop by the table for more information about SAFE Project.

What is the time commitment?

  • Initial Training:  2-3 hours
  • Developing your talk:  3-5 hours
  • Actual speaking engagements: varies based on the needs of your community.


After signing up, please read and sign our guidelines and values. Then, visit this page for valuable tips on preparing and practicing your presentation.