Work a NEST Event

NEST offers onsite harm reduction services to events and festivals worldwide. If you would like to join our team for an upcoming event, please read through the application process below and click on an event to apply.


1. Eligibility

NEST team members are warm and welcoming to all. We provide information and engage the public in a dialogue around wellness, health, substance use, and integrative support from psychedelic experiences. In order to apply, you must be willing to work in teams, have a can-do attitude, be able to be compassionate during stressful situations, and participate in pre-event training and post-event debriefs. Qualifications required: current First Aid/CPR card, desire to be of service to others.


2. Application

Applications open for new events as early as six months prior to the event start date, depending on the size and location. Applications close eight weeks prior to the event, at which time we open a small waitlist for additional volunteers. Applicants are vetted and assigned to roles based on experience and training. Please make sure you are able to fully commit to the event dates BEFORE applying.

Review Process

3. Review Process

We seriously vet each and and every applicant as it is vital our on-site NEST team represents and embodies the values of NEST. Once you submit your application we begin the confirmation process, including contacting you for personal references, identity confirmation, interviewing and other vetting efforts. Please be patient after you submit your application. We will be in touch.


4. Onboarding

For applicants who have been accepted into the NEST program, the journey begins well before the event. Team members are required to participate in pre-event online trainings one month prior to the event – even if you have been a NEST team member in the past. We will distribute all the information you need to successfully participate at the event once you are accepted.

Apply Below!

Join the NEST On-Site Team at One of Our Upcoming Worldwide Events

Gain powerful experience by working on the frontlines of harm reduction and compassionate care. Check back here as events open for application, and make sure to sign up in the newsletter below to be the first to know about NEST opportunities.



“Being able to provide support and services to not only attendees but also fellow staff makes the work that much more meaningful and effective. NEST is expanding the accessibility to harm reduction.”

KENNETH M., Event Staffer

“Working with Erica and her team at N.E.S.T. provides the safety and support our production team needs to get through the challenging, stressful moments to ensure a successful event.”

HEIDI PATIENCE, HR Manager, Envision Festival

“Working under an integrative wellness care model with such a diverse team of caregivers has been a refreshing, insightful experience.”

KATRINA O. RN, Care Provider

“I’ve had the privilege to work with the compassionate care providers at NEST and am constantly blown away by the level of dedication and attention they bring to the work of harm reduction. Rock on, team!”

TIMOTHY O., NEST Volunteer

“I’m so grateful for this experience. I’ve known harm reduction is my passion for a long time, and NEST created space for me to explore my potential in this field and support my community in a way that felt so RIGHT. My values are super aligned with NEST’s values, and I could see that our team was leading with our values to pull all of this off!”

SASHA F., Harm Reduction Worker

“I enthusiastically recommend this training! Erica’s presentation was clear and accessible, and she left me with tools to implement right away. Both the conceptual framework and practical guidance would be beneficial to anyone who is looking to compassionately hold space for people going through traumatic experiences – not just those working in the world of psychedelic harm reduction. I really appreciated the approach to self-care, especially the checklists and schematics for self-reflection and assessing one’s readiness to compassionately hold space for others.”

ERIKA ROSENBERG Ph.D., Founding Faculty, Compassion Institute