Volunteers needed for drug survey

The National Drug Council is calling for fieldwork assistants to help administer its Cayman Islands Student Drug Use Survey 2014.

The organization is preparing to undergo cycle seven of the 14-year survey, scheduled to take place from April 28 to May 9 this year.

The survey will look at the behaviors, attitudes and values of high school students in relation to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The study is used to monitor substance use patterns among students in grades 7 to 12/13 across all three islands to provide a better understanding of both current and changing rates of drug use.

National Drug Council Program Manager Brenda Watson said community involvement was essential in the administration of the survey.

“Ideally, we require approximately 80 fieldwork assistants to enable us to collect the data efficiently and in accordance with best practices,” Ms. Watson said. “Training will be provided for all volunteers.”

Volunteers will need to be available for about one and a half hours during the selected weeks.

For more information or to register, email [email protected] or phone 949-9000.

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