DanceWize NSW is NUAA’s latest harm reduction outreach program. DanceWize NSW utilises peer education to reduce drug-and-alcohol-related harm at NSW dance parties and festivals. Our staff and volunteers attend events in order to: host a chill-out space; discuss safer drug use with peers and disseminate health resources.
Volunteering for DanceWize NSW
NUAA is looking for people who are interested in joining our volunteer DanceWize NSW team providing harm reduction education and support at music festivals in NSW. DanceWize NSW volunteer’s role is to assist in running DanceWize NSW’s Chill Space to provide party goers with up-to-date harm reduction information and to rove around the event assisting and directing party goers.
By joining our team, a volunteer commits to the following:
- 5-8 hour induction training session
- 8-hour First Aid training course (funded by us) or a 3 hour CPR Refresher
- 6-8 hour shift at one-day festivals
- Usually 16-18 hours of work at a multi-day festival like Dragon Dreaming/Subsonic etc.
- Monthly meetings at our office to help volunteers understand what they’re in for, to provide ad hoc training, and event briefing and debriefing
- A volunteer deposit of max $150 for a festival ticket – returned after the festival
In return, DanceWize NSW commits to the following, on behalf of our team:
- A free festival ticket for the festivals you are working at
- Upskilling and training in First Aid, Sexual Assault Response, Overdose Response, and Relevant Legal Information
- Time off to enjoy the festivals you are attending
- A tight-knit team of colourful people, the DanceWize family, who are intelligent, driven, and experienced
- A bonding weekend away in the bush to connect, learn and enjoy each other’s company outside festival life
- Drug and Alcohol Education
Upcoming Festivals : Earthcore Sydney (25-26 Nov), Subsonic (1-3 Dec), Wonderland Scarehouse Project (9 Dec), and NYE in the Park (31 Dec).
We need our volunteers to be available for at least 2 of those 4 to be eligible for the team at this point, otherwise we would look at bringing you on board next year when you have more availability.
Upcoming Induction sessions : Thursday 23rd November 5:30pm Surry Hills / 13th December 5:30pm Surry Hills / 17th January 5:30pm Surry Hills / 14th February 5:30pm Surry Hills
If you would like to volunteer for Dancewize, please complete the form below.