Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Houston Health Foundation.

 

We look forward to welcoming you into our Volunteer Family!


How to Volunteer

Please take a moment and complete our on-line Volunteer Registration Form.

 

Once you've registered as a Volunteer, you will receive an e-mail with your own personalized:

  • Login (your e-mail address) 
  • Passcode (a 4 digit pin number you select) 


You will then be able to directly access our on-line Volunteer Scheduler in order to:


  1. See which days and times that we need volunteers.
  2. Set the days and times that you can help by volunteering. 
  3. Check your total service hours.
  4. Update your contact information.


After you register, you will receive detailed instructions on how to use the Volunteer Scheduler.


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


If you are interested in bringing a volunteer 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.

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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 into the IT system, enter student’s information from the electronic school log submitted by each school, enter student’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 student, verify student’s information received from registration, and submit a daily report to Planning Section.


Clinic Flow

Record date and time of school arrival time (if assigned in the bus arrival area), control the traffic flow during the clinic, recognize and monitor the flow for steadiness and safety, notify Operations Chief of any concerns or problems during the clinic, coordinate clinic flow be-tween all operations and clinical areas, collaborate 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 designated parking area, and monitor parking areas. Logistics will coordinate lunch for staff and volunteers, 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. Volunteers will also provide entertainment activities for the children while they wait to depart.

Project saving smiles

Oral Health Education

Ensure assigned classroom is prepared 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 Project Saving Smiles (PSS) signs, as instructed. Assist the bus driver in determining where to drop off students and where to park. Remove and refrigerate lunches from the schools upon arrival. Assemble the students and load onto bus.


Data Entry

If/when a PSS SEALS form is incomplete or a signature is missing, take form 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 send to the PSS Planning Chief, PSS Operations Chief, and PSS Incident Commander.


Registration

Identify box with ready-packaged envelopes for the corresponding arriving bus. Welcome/greet schools upon arrival. Advise school staff/chaperones RE PSS expectations.


Close Out

Ensure the school(s) assigned to the staff/volunteer are complete, e.g., each 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, HHF/HHD brochures.