The O+ Festival is a celebration of art, music and wellness that creates a bridge to access health care for its participating artists/musicians while providing the community with access to the healing and transformative power of art in all forms. O+ (pronounced Oh Positive) fosters complete physical, mental and social well-being by connecting visual artists and musicians directly with a coalition of healthcare and wellness providers + resources in a shared vision to nurture the individual and the community. By exchanging the art of medicine for the medicine of art, O+ empowers communities to take control of their collective wellbeing.
We do what we do because we see vividly the inequity of the healthcare system in our country, and because we are able to creatively support our musicians and artists in this way so they can keep doing what they do best -- make music and art. Volunteers are essential to the success of our festival, and we want to reward that service with the opportunity for our volunteers to receive healthcare services in our clinic. For eight hours of volunteer service, you will receive a 2021 festival T-shirt as well as (1) clinic visit of your choice. For four hours of volunteer service, you will receive a 2021 festival T-shirt. Volunteer clinic services will be available on Friday October 8.
We expect our volunteers to show up on time and participate for the duration of their shift. All volunteers are required to attend a virtual volunteer orientation prior to the festival (date options coming soon) and there will be an additional in-person training for any volunteers managing financial transactions/handling money. When filling out the form, please select the types of work you are interested in and we will do our best to accommodate your requests!
Thank you for volunteering with us, we greatly, greatly appreciate it.