Event Volunteering with
Harm Reduction Circle
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.
The Event Team consists of two roles: Booth Team & Roaming Homies, & each plays a critical role in promoting harm reduction & reducing the risk of overdose & other harms at events..
The Booth Team volunteers provide harm reduction information & supplies, facilitate drug checking & Narcan education & distribution, & answer questions from event attendees. They also help maintain a positive & respectful environment at events & represent the organization in a professional & respectful manner. Booth volunteers may also be responsible for event setup & breakdown, ensuring that all necessary harm reduction supplies & equipment are stocked, maintaining accurate records, coordinating with the Roaming Team, assisting event attendees with medical emergencies or issues related to substance use, & reporting any incidents or concerns to their Team Supervisor.
The Roaming Homies Team volunteers provide essential harm reduction support by actively engaging with event attendees throughout the event space. They roam the venue, offering harm reduction supplies, & information to event-goers while assessing the overall safety of the event & identifying areas of concern, such as overcrowding or potential safety concerns. Roaming Homies act as a visible harm reduction presence to promote the safe use of drugs & alcohol, monitor & respond to medical emergencies, & alert the appropriate personnel. They work closely with the Booth Team.
What to Expect
Preparing to for your first event is a crucial component of becoming a Harm Reduction Circle volunteer. Our pre-event training covers harm reduction principles, techniques, & strategies, as well as the organization's policies & procedures. Volunteers also receive practical training in drug checking, naloxone administration, & successful festvial-related harm reduction strategies.
Once the training is complete, new volunteers work alongside their Team Supervisor to ensure readiness to handle challenging situations to ensure the safety & well-being of event attendees. Volunteering with Harm Reduction Circle is an opportunity to make a positive impact & promote harm reduction in the community.
Benefits of Volunteering
Firstly, you can make a positive impact by promoting harm reduction practices & reducing drug-related risks. Secondly, you can develop new skills & meet new people. Volunteering can also expand your network & offer opportunities for career guidance. Our flexible volunteering opportunities allow you to choose events that work best for you. Plus, volunteers receive free entry to concerts, music festivals, & other events where we provide harm reduction services. Additionally, our volunteers receive discounts, promotions, & other perks for being a part of our organization
At Harm Reduction Circle, we value the safety and well-being of all our volunteers and event attendees. Before participating in event volunteering, volunteers are required to complete a comprehensive training program. This includes online modules, as well as in-person training sessions with experienced Harm Reduction Circle team members. Our training covers harm reduction principles, drug awareness, emergency response, and other important topics to ensure that volunteers are prepared to handle any situation that may arise at events.
- Wed, Nov 01Online Silent AuctionNov 01, 9:00 AM – Nov 30, 9:00 PMOnline Silent AuctionHarm Reduction Circle presents... Amplify Awareness: Silent Auction Supporting Harm Reduction At Music Festivals. Read More...
- Multiple DatesTue, Dec 05Orange CountyDec 05, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM PSTOrange County, Orange County, CA, USAHarm Reduction Circle Meetups in Orange County on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month! Our aim is to bring together like-minded individuals who share our passion for harm reduction & community outreach. Read More...
Let's Make a Change
At Harm Reduction Circle, our vision is a world where drug-related harms are minimized, is made possible by bringing individuals who share our mission onto our teams. Join our team of dedicated volunteers & make a positive impact in your community by promoting harm reduction practices.
How do I order a free shipment of Narcan?Anyone in the USA can request a shipment of Narcan by Clicking Here to access our request form, followed by the form to request 2 doses of Narcan Nasal Spray.
What is the cost?There is no cost to request a shipment of 2 x doses of Narcan Nasal Spray.
How do I check the status of my order?If you'd like an update on your order you can send an email to orders@HarmReductionCircle.org with include your full name, email address, & the tracking number, if you have it.
I accidentally entered the wrong shipping address. How do I update it?If you entered the wrong address & your order has not been picked up yet, you can send an email to orders@HarmReductionCircle.org including your full name, email address, & tracking number if you have it. Note: Any change of address we make on our end will not be reflected in PayPal. Unfortunately, there’s not much we can do until tracking indicated the order was delivered. Send an email to orders@HarmReductionCircle.org.
How do I request a refund?If your order has not already been picked up you can send an email to orders@HarmReductionCircle.org including your full name & email address. We will send you confirmation of the refund on our end. Refunds from PayPal typically take 1-3 days depending on your payment method. If your order was already picked up by USPS we are unable to refund your donation.
Tracking says my order was delivered, but I didn't receive it.In cases where the tracking shows that your package was delivered but you haven't received it send an email to orders@HarmReductionCircle.org & include your full name, email address, tracking number.
Where can I learn more about Narcan?Download the PDF of our Comprehensive Narcan Guide.
How do I report reversals & request replacement doses?Our Overdose Incident Reporting Form is just 3 questions & takes less than 60 seconds. Your answers help ensure programs like ours can continue to distribute Narcan to individuals like yourself. You can access the form by Clicking Here.