Help us bring our simulations to LIFE!

Volunteer and help improve the emergency care of children

 Every year BASE Camp brings together pediatric emergency medicine doctors and nurses from all over the country for a two day conference focused on pediatric emergencies.

To learn more about BASE Camp, click below!


We need your help to make BASE Camp come alive!

This is an exciting opportunity for aspiring doctors, PA’s, and nurses who would like to experience emergency medicine in action.
We need volunteers to help as support staff, actors, and techs.

Please see below for more details on how to volunteer!

BASE Camp depends on TWO kinds of volunteers


Support Staff are the backbone that makes BASE Camp work. Tasks throughout the weekend include registering attendees, making sure folks are in the right places at the right time, helping organize and setup equipment and supplies, setting up breakfast/lunch, and breaking down when we’re done!


Actors make our simulated clinical cases come alive! They play parents, uncles, aunts, and siblings. Not only do actors make our simulations more realistic and lifelike, they give fellows and nurses the opportunity to practice family-centered interactions, and they provide feedback during the debriefing sessions that follow each simulated clinical case.

What are we looking for in our volunteers?

Many volunteers may be interested in the field of healthcare, education, or acting – but many are simply curious to see what it’s like to be this CLOSE to the action!

When you sign up to volunteer, indicate the role(s) that you think would suit you best – e.g., if you’d like to volunteer as Support Staff one day and an Actor the next, let us know well in advance, and we’ll work things out.

What should I expect as a volunteer at BASE Camp?

Volunteers can sign up for shifts that are 5-6 hours long. We expect volunteers to sign in on time and to be ready to help once their shift starts. If you’d like to volunteer but can’t make a predefined shift, let us know, and we’ll find out how you can best be of help. Of course, if you’d like to volunteer the entire day, we’d be more than happy to have you!

FRIDAY November 9th

Support Staff           5:00 pm-9:00 pm              

SATURDAY November 10th

Support Staff           7:00 am-12:00 pm              
Actors                        7:00 am-12:00 pm      


Support Staff          12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Actors                       12:00 am-6:00 pm    

SUNDAY November 11th

Support Staff           7:00 am-12:00 pm              
Actors                        7:00 am-12:00 pm      


Support Staff          12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Actors                       12:00 am-5:00 pm

Support Staff          5:00 pm-10:00 pm

Breakfast and lunch will be provided if you volunteer during the morning; if you volunteer during the afternoon, lunch will be provided before your shift. Much needed snacks will be available throughout the day.

Whatever your role is, please make sure to follow the instructions of the Conference Coordinators and Faculty throughout the weekend. BASE Camp can be an intense experience for anyone involved, so we ask you to remain flexible and help out in anyway possible.


During the month of October, we will arrange several meetings so that we can get to know volunteers and talk about all things BASE Camp. We’ll discuss the schedule, walk through the hospital areas you’ll be volunteering in, go over the specifics of your particular role(s), and answer any questions you might have. We may even recruit your help with light manual labor, like putting together name tags and folders for the attendees.

The meeting will last 1-2 hours, depending on your role (for example, Actors may spend some time practicing their roles with Faculty). The dates and times for these meetings are listed in the registration form.


Click the I Want To Volunteer! button below! You’ll find our Volunteer Registration Form that you can fill-in and submit with info about yourself and your availability, and a BASE Camp team member will get in touch with you shortly:


Thanks for taking the time to read this! Please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas.

We look forward to working with you at BASE Camp!