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Brave App - Becoming a Volunteer

The BRAVE APP is virtual safe(r) use tool, providing overdose response by connecting humans with humans.  The app is available on iOS and Android.  It requires either a wifi connection or cellular data.

Enroll Now:

To start your Brave Volunteer Supporter training, please enter your information here.

Thank you for joining us in making a difference.

Saving lives, one call at a time.

Schedule your test call

Its always helpful to get the final step in the books before we begin, like a self imposed "due date' of sorts.

Please schedule your test call here.

More About the Brave App

With the BRAVE APP (previously BeSafe Community) people who are using alone can connect virtually to a live supporter. The supporter will follow through with the caller's saved rescue plan if they become unresponsive. A rescue plan consists of the address, emergency contact and instructions that can contain any additional details the caller would like us to know (how to get in, where the naloxone is, any allergies etc). The rescue plans are saved in the app ONLY on the device, thus protecting anonymity. The only time a supporter will see the plan is if the caller becomes unresponsive.

Anonymity is the key for us at the BRAVE APP. Both callers and supporters remain anonymous. We want everyone to feel safe and we want callers to build trust in both our supporters and our system. Anonymity is a big part of that. We do not save your personal information on our servers. Any call information that does run through the servers is only retained for 7 days.

Our supporters have living, lived, shared and support experience with drugs and the overdose epidemic. We come from all walks of life but what we all have in common is the desire to help, to connect and to save lives. Our mandate is harm reduction and our support is completely caller lead. This means we follow the caller's rescue plan exactly as the caller has designed it. If our callers don't want 911 called, we don't call 911. It's that simple. If, however, they do want 911 called, Brave has partnered with RapidSOS and Northern911 to enable our supporters to get emergency services to our caller's location anywhere in Canada and the United States.

We are here to support people who use alone anytime, anywhere.

The BRAVE APP is yet another tool that will help save lives.

Table of Contents

Being a Volunteer Supporter (~ 40 minutes)
1. Start Here
2. What is the Brave App
3. What Does it Mean to Volunteer with Brave
4. Brave & Volunteer Responsibilities
5. Support Tools
6. Maintaining Resiliency
7. Connection & Communication
8. De-Escalation of Conflict
Harm Reduction (~ 40 minutes)
9. What is Harm Reduction?
10. Safer Use Practices & Risk Factors
11. Naloxone
12. Overdose Literacy
Brave App - How To... (~ 60 minutes)
13. Setting Up the App
14. Taking Support Calls
15. Escalating a Call to 911

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever! Once you've enrolled, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice!

After I finish the course, what's next.

Once you complete this online training, a Brave Tech team member will reach out to schedule a one on one call. During that call we will do a practice call using the app, we will also answer any questions that you have.

I still have a question, how can I contact you?

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at shelley@brave.coop.