Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in coming to serve at The Houston Health Foundation! 

We look forward to welcoming you into our Volunteer Family.


How to Volunteer

Please take a moment and complete our Houston Health Foundation Volunteer on-line registration by going to the link listed below. 

Following submission, you will receive an e-mail with your own personalized:

  • Logon (your e-mail address) and
  • Passcode (which will be the 4 digit pin number you choose) 

You will then be able to directly access our on-line volunteer scheduler.  

https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=2110632291


Use our on-line volunteer scheduler;

  1. Modify your contact information any time
  2. See which shifts are open
  3. Schedule yourself
  4. Check your total service hours

After you register, you will receive instructions on how to do the above- mentioned activities.

Again, we very much appreciate your interest in The Houston Health Foundation and look forward to having you serve with us!


If you are interested in bringing a group or have any questions, please contact Cydney Cameron at 832-393-5960.



Volunteer Opportunities

Below are some of the volunteer slots available for our programs.

see to succeed

Registration

receive and track all school forms, create name tags and labels for each student per school, prepare labeled RX cards for each student per school, print a student rooster for each school, create a daily color coded school schedule for the clinic, and welcome/greet schools upon arrival.

 

Data Entry

receive and track electronic school log, prepare and submit data to be dumped to IT, enter student’s information from the electronic school log submitted by each school, enter stu-dent’s results for collecting, planning, daily briefing, reports, etc.

 

Closeout/Checkpoint

collect completed RX cards from students listing services received, pre-pare folder for school representatives with copies of the parent letter and RX sheet for each stu-dent, verify student’s information received from registration, and submit a daily report to Planning Section.


Clinic Flow

record date and time of school arri-val time (if assigned in the bus arrival area), con-trol the traffic flow during the clinic, recognize and monitor the flow for steadiness and safety, notify Operations Chief of any concerns or prob-lems during the clinic, coordinate clinic flow be-tween all operations and clinical areas, collabo-rate with transportation unit to develop a plan during the clinic, identify and assign volunteers to location during the clinic, and develop a schedule with Operations Chief for clinic flow volunteers lunch breaks.


Logistics

this area is responsible for setting up and breaking down the clinic. The logistics team will be responsible for unloading the lunches from the buses when they arrive, communicate with the drivers, and direct the buses to the des-ignated parking area, and monitor parking areas. Logistics will coordinate lunch for staff and volun-teers, and assist with cleaning duties throughout the clinic.

Student Entertainment/Lunch Area - this area is the last station of the clinic. Volunteers in this area will make sure kids are monitored at all times during lunch/entertainment activities. Vol-unteers will also provide entertainment activities for the children while they wait to depart.

Project saving smiles

Oral Health Education

ensure assigned classroom is pre-pared for the day, e.g., pencils sharpened, tables sanitized. Ensure student’s name is on the pre and post tests. Assist with crowd control during the pre and post test administration and during the class session. Provide data input of the pre and post test information. 


Logistics

Answer and re-spond to radio calls for assistance. Place PSS signs, as instructed. Assist the bus driver in deter-mination of where to drop off students and where to park. Remove and refrigerate lunches from the schools upon arrival. Assemble the stu-dents and load onto bus.


Data Entry

If/when the PSS SEALS form is incomplete/signature missed, take to provider to complete the form. Complete the activity report at the end of the day and sends to the PSS Planning Chief, PSS Operations Chief, and PSS Incident Commander. Complete the activity report at the end of the mission and sends to the PSS Planning Chief, PSS Operations Chief, and PSS Incident Commander.


Registration

IIdentify box with ready-packaged envelopes specific for the arrival bus. Welcome/greet schools up-on arrival. Advise school staff/chaperones RE PSS expectations.


Close Out

ensure the school (s) assigned to the staff/volunteer are complete, e.g., child has completed screening, treatment, and education. Make copies of the PSS Results Form to send back to the school with the school nurse/representative. Ensure the school nurse/representative receives a box of goodie bags, one per student, e.g., oral health products, oral health information, access to dental care info, HDHHS brochures.

Houston hits home

Data Entry Specialists

To provide clerical and ad-ministrative support for HIV Awareness event. Enter data from event forms into on-site wireless data systems. Able to type 35 wpm. Familiar with spreadsheets. Experience working in extreme conditions (large crowds; loud surroundings, etc.). Work well with others in fast pace environ-ment. Multi-task while proving a friendly service.

Food Unit - provide food and refreshments to par-ticipants and staff at incident command site. Ob-tain briefing from the Logistics Section Chief or Service Branch Director. Determine food service requirements for planned and expected opera-tions. Determine best method of feeding to fit situation and obtain bids if not done prior to inci-dent. Determine location of working assignment. Ensure sufficient potable water and beverages for all incident personnel. Coordinate transportation of food and drinks to the scene with ground sup-port and operation section chief. Ensure that ap-propriate health and safety measures are taken and coordinate activity with safety officer. Super-vise administration of food service agreement, if applicable. Provide copies of receipts, bills to Cost Unit Leader. Let Supply Unit know when food or-ders are complete. Provide briefing to relief on current activities and unusual situations. Docu-ments all activity on Unit Log.

Greeter/Traffic Control – provide information to pedestrians/clients accurately to destinations. Serve as a source to incoming participants seek-ing parking information. Serve as an outdoor source for participants. Clarify any concerns about parking and process information as need-ed. Serve as information liaison within stations and indoor pods. Assist with the transport of groups as needed. Assist with the transport of supplies and materials needed for work groups. Must have strong customer service skills an en-thusiastic attitude and work well under pressure/fast pace environment.


Resource Center

Serve clients by providing HIV/STD education. The role of the Manager is to contribute to the building of a strong day to day operation of the Resource Center. Will supervise a team of skilled staff who are trained to provide high quality advice, service and a consistently positive demeanor within the Center. Resource Manager may also assist locally in all aspects of incident com-mand in responding to the advocacy needs of the event. 2+ years of experience facilitating groups. Knowledge of instructing mass diverse groups in a fast pace environment. Knowledge of Clients Services, HIV/STD, Quality Focus, Problem Solv-ing, Listening Skills, Resolving Conflict.

Results/Waiting – serve clients by providing HIV/STD education in a classroom setting throughout the HIV Awareness event. Provides a complete remote access and management delivery solution that scales to fit your business. Easily manage and monitor all of your systems from a single web-based console at a cost-effective price. Monitor numbers of computers/booths/tables. Diagnose potential issues before they occur. Connect to remote, individual computers if applicable. Art Specialists Series covers positions that require knowledge of the theories and techniques of one or more art form. Art Specialists- plan, supervise, administer or car-ry out educational, recreational, cultural or other programs in art. Demonstrate the techniques and instruct in one or more of the arts. Perform other functions requiring knowledge and skill in one or more art forms. 2 years of experience facilitating groups. Knowledge of instructing mass diverse groups in a fast pace environment. Knowledge of Client Services, HIV/STD, Quality Focus, Problem Solving, Listening Skills, Resolving Conflict.

 

Registration Unit

Serve clients by providing HIV/STD education in a classroom setting throughout the HIV Awareness event. Registration clerks per-form the necessary duties in order to keep event running smoothly on a day-to-day basis. This po-sition requires individuals who are not only friendly and helpful to participants, physicians and staff, but also have a high degree of profes-sionalism, accuracy and timeliness. 2+ years of experience facilitating groups. Knowledge of in-structing mass diverse groups in a fast pace envi-ronment. Knowledge of Client Service (s), HIV/STD, Quality Focus, Problem Solving, Listening Skills, Resolving Conflict.

Health Educator Specialists – serve clients by providing HIV/STD education in a classroom setting through the HIV Awareness event. Explain your role/purpose as a Health Education Special-ists Instruct HIV/STD 101 from basic curriculum. Enhance clients self perception of risk behaviors through education. Demonstrate and explain the proper use of condoms and other safer sex prod-ucts. Provide a description of referrals and possi-ble follow-up to care. Demonstrate negotiation and enhanced risk reduction skills. Resolve unan-swered questions/misconceptions/ problems by clarifying the clients concerns about HIV/STD. In-troduce referrals & evidence based interventions for possible future enrollment. Work closely with one (1) or more assistants assigned to work groups. Encourage clients to teach back to en-hance and re assure skills.