Festival Harm Reduction Volunteer We are seeking a Festival Harm Reduction Volunteers to join our team! Harm Reduction Circle is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to reduce overdose & other drug-related harm at music festivals, concerts & other nightlife events. We achieve this through non-judgmental peer education & innovative methods aimed at breaking down stigma & empowering participants, all while utilizing proven evidence-based strategies. In addition to our nightlife focus, we also support underserved populations, such as homeless individuals, sex workers & PWUD, through regional initiatives. Harm Reduction Circle Event Teams consists of two essential roles: Booth Team & Roaming Homies. Each role plays a critical part in promoting harm reduction & reducing the risk of overdose & other harms at events. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact, develop new skills, & meet new people. Booth Team volunteers provide harm reduction information and supplies, facilitate drug checking & Narcan education & distribution, & answer questions from event attendees. They also help maintain a positive & respectful environment at events and represent the organization in a professional & respectful manner. We have established teams that operates in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, & Utah. We occasionally operate in other states as well. As a volunteer, you will gain access to the Inner Circle, our volunteer hub where you will receive comprehensive pre-event training covering harm reduction principles, techniques, & strategies, as well as the organization's policies & procedures. Volunteers also receive practical training in drug checking, naloxone administration, & successful festival-related harm reduction strategies. Responsibilities: Position 1: Booth Team
Provide harm reduction information & supplies to event attendees
Facilitate drug checking & Narcan education & distribution
Maintain a positive & respectful environment at event
Represent the organization in a professional & respectful manner
Assist with event setup & breakdown
Ensure that all necessary harm reduction supplies & equipment are stocked
Maintain accurate records
Coordinate with the Roaming Team
Assist event attendees with medical emergencies or issues related to substance use
Report any incidents or concerns to their Team Supervisor
Positon 2: Roaming Homies
Actively engage with event attendees throughout the event space
Offer harm reduction supplies & information to event-goers while assessing the overall safety of the event
Identify areas of concern, such as overcrowding or potential safety concerns
Act as a visible harm reduction presence to promote the safe use of drugs & alcohol
Monitor & respond to medical emergencies
Alert the appropriate personnel
Work closely with the Booth Team
Complete a comprehensive training program, including online modules & in-person training sessions with experienced Harm Reduction Circle team members
Knowledge of harm reduction principles, drug awareness, emergency response, & other important topics
Ability to maintain a positive & respectful environment at events
Willingness to represent the organization in a professional & respectful manner
Availability to volunteer at events in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, & Utah
This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity that allows for picking your own hours. At festivals & other nightlife events, the number of hours we ask our volunteers varies based on the length of the event, amount of volunteer support needed, & other factors. (Example: at a typical 3-day festival, we commonly require between 12-16 hours total). Other opportunities are available outside of festivals to those who sign up as a volunteer with Harm Reduction Circle.
Make a positive impact by promoting harm reduction practices & reducing drug-related risks in your community.
Develop new skills & gain valuable experience in harm reduction, event management, & public health.
Receive free entry to concerts, music festivals, & other events where we provide harm reduction services.
Meet new people who share your passion for the harm reduction & music festival safety.
Expand your network & receive career guidance opportunities.
Enjoy flexible volunteering opportunities that allow you to choose events that work best for you.
Take advantage of discounts, promotions, & other perks for being a part of our organization.
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume using VolunteerMatch & if we kindly ask that you complete our brief volunteer application on our website https://www.harmreductioncircle.org/volunteer
We look forward to hearing from you at Harm Reduction Circle!