Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts welcomes nearly 400,000 visitors to over 50 shows during the summer season. Performances are diverse, offering a variety of music genres and classical performance art such as ballet and opera. The park's EMS volunteers provide medical assistance to summer visitors and play a crucial part in ensuring visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience.
Operating a radio under routine and emergency situations
Responding to requests for pre-hospital emergency medial care
Performing within the scope of FM-51: NPS EMS Protocols & Procedures at a BLS level when treating patients
Maintaining necessary records, reports, & incident forms
Current certification at EMT-B or higher
Must be able to climb stairs and stand for an extended period
Must commit to work one night a week through the performance season*
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
Must attend an orientation session before the beginning of the season (end of April/early May)
All applicants are required to submit copies of current certification prior to being allowed to perform EMS duties within the park
The EMS volunteer shift begins 1:45 minutes prior to the show and ends 30 minutes after the conclusion of the show
Shift length varies based on performance length
You must maintain your availability on a shared online calendar
*The performance season generally lasts 15-17 weeks.
Make 2018 the summer you volunteer at Wolf Trap, the only national park dedicated to the performing arts!