Contributing your time and energy to Harmony Event Medicine is a great way to have a wonderful time and work for a worthwhile cause. We usually have camping adjacent to our medical tent and enjoy great music, sunshine, and fun people. HEM provides one meal per shift for outdoor shows, either meat or vegetarian (no meals are provided for indoor shows).
HEM is family friendly for those with children. We are also offer accommodations for those with a significant other. Volunteers are asked to give 4-6 hours a day to an event when present. There will be a schedule for each particular shift, but changing shifts is usually not a problem. We reimburse volunteer staff for their expenses, such as gas and mileage for driving. HEM offers CPR/First Aid courses for a minimal fee. We provide opportunities for our volunteers to expand their abilities and skills, making HEM unique from other medical services. This is what separates HEM from other “rockmed” groups catering to MD's and College Grads exclusively. We want to create a community of HEM trained volunteers who give back to the music, community, and themselves. Please fill out the volunteer application on our volunteer page. HEM has a well-earned reputation for compassionate and caring service to its clientele.
This is the result of an organized, rotating schedule of an all-volunteer medical staff. HEM workers prevent accidents at large events by routine walk-throughs, organizing teams of rovers, and removing disorderly patrons from the crowd. We identify potential issues before they occur, assuring the ultimate safety of everyone. HEM assists patrons in need of attention by assessing them in a sensitive way, making sure they are cared for properly. HEM provides a safe area at the medical tent where a patron in need can be evaluated, relaxed, and revived. At HEM, we use our own medical supplies, service equipment and hardware related to service, unless otherwise negotiated and agreed upon by promoter/venue management. HEM communicates and coordinates with EMS for advanced life support when a patron p resents a need greater than HEM's resources. HEM volunteers will arrive onsite using the universal Red Cross t-shirts as identification. HEM also provides a lost and found box for patrons, as well as lost parent/child services coordinated with stage management.