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EM Day of Service

SEMPA has joined like-minded emergency medicine organizations to participate in theannual EM Day of Service, which is a specialty-driven event where emergency care providers identify community needs and volunteer to address those needs. You care and advocate for our patients while working clinically. You also respond to the call to give back to the communities you serve. The EM Day of Service was created with this essential concept in mind. 

Physician assistants across the country are joining with emergency physicians, residents, nurses, and medical students to give back to the communities they serve in their practice of emergency medicine. 

When is EM Day of Service?

Pick a day - any day or several days - in September every year! Plan your service time anytime in September. 

By choosing several days during the month, this will help you manage clinical hours and volunteer hours. Perhaps some work while others volunteer and vice-versa. It's up to you to determine the most efficient scheduling of your volunteer project.

How do I participate?

  • It's free - all you need to do is register!
  • Tell us who you are by REGISTERING HERE
  • Once we receive your registration, you will receive a promotional packet containing the EM Day of Service logos, fill-in-the-blank fliers, and press release you can customize to send to media outlets, community organizations and your institution.

What should I do and where?

Volunteer in your own community. Decide where the needs are greatest and go into action! Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Host a food drive
  • Help with a construction project (build, paint, remodel) for a community building or a family in need
  • Pick up trash in a neighborhood or clean a highway
  • Prepare and serve meals at your local shelter or help with projects, anything from helping with construction to discussing healthcare issues with inhabitants
  • Prepare food for a food delivery service that aids the disabled, severely ill or elderly
  • Visit nursing home residents. Read, play music, participate in their events, lead fun activities
  • Mow or rake lawns for the elderly or disabled
  • Clean up a park or community gathering spot

Social Media

Be sure to use social media to get the word out! Use #emdayofservice to start the buzz!


Questions? Need Help? Contact sempa@sempa.org or emdayofservice@emra.org