VNMAP Health Fair: Updated Info

From: Matt
Sent on: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 3:36 AM
Hi Guys,

The time of this event, as well as the mandatory training session the day before, have been updated. Attendance at the training session on Saturday, December 11th at 5:30pm (free dinner provided) is required in order to volunteer on Sunday. Full details here:


It's time for VNMAP's annual Health Fair! Last year we helped them out through MVMA; here's the link to that meetup: This year both the new NOVA/DC group and the Baltimore group will help out.

Free services provided to the Maryland Vietnamese community include health education, blood pressure checks, bone density checks, and more.

Based on feedback from VNMAP, I have set the RSVP limit to 8, though I have also enabled the waiting list. If more volunteers are needed, I will increase the RSVP limit. The event will run from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The plan is to divide volunteers as follows:

1) Registration desk (2-3 ppl)
2) Forms checker (3-4 ppl)
3) Ushers/greeters (2-3 ppl)
4) Professional students (medical, nursing, PA students) to conduct the blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, and bone density screenings (4 people at each station x 3 stations = 12 ppl)
5) Runner (helping to facilitate communication among teams) (2-3 people)
6) Set up and clean up - at least 6 people. (these volunteers can sign up for other tasks as well)

Bilingual volunteers would be very helpful, especially for "customer service" roles. Runners do not necessarily have to be bilingual as he/she will mainly be working with the team to ensure the event flow smoothly. Attendance at a training event the day before the health fair is required in order to volunteer for this event. The training event will be held at the same place (Montgomery Blair HS), and will be held on Saturday December 11th at 5:30pm; Dinner will be provided.

All volunteers need to please sign up both here and directly with VNMAP since they are recruiting with other groups. It also help if you could state if you are bilingual both here and when contacting VNMAP. Please contact Trang or Han at [address removed]. The VNMAP website is here:

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