Volunteer at Michigan Medicine’s Community Health Tent in Ypsilanti

May 31, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Help to provide valuable health resources to the Washtenaw County community by volunteering for Michigan Medicine’s annual Community Health Tent at the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival (YHF) from Aug. 25-27.

A variety of clinical and non-clinical volunteer opportunities are available for Michigan Medicine faculty and staff, including:

  • Performing blood pressure checks (clinical background required)
  • Performing cholesterol checks (clinical background required)
  • Serving as “Ask the Nurse” to answer questions from new mothers about baby care, lactation, etc. (maternal child health background required)
  • Staffing information/check-in table
  • Assisting with set-up, break down, and pack-up of materials and equipment
  • Leading the old-fashioned kids’ games (kickball, jump rope, egg and spoon race, etc.)
  • Leading a 30-minute physical activity demo, including Zumba, line dance, hustle, cardio drumming and yoga
  • Managing/running a raffle
  • Serving as participant “counter” by clicking manually each tent participants’ entry

Whether it’s volunteering for a few hours or an entire day, your assistance will be valuable to residents in the area!

The Community Health Tent — one of the largest YHF vendors — is the result of a collaboration between a number of health organizations and health providers in Washtenaw County including: Blue Cross Complete of Michigan, St. Joseph of Mercy Health System, Huron Valley Ambulance, Washtenaw County Public Health Department, Michigan Heart and Vascular Center as well as several areas of  Michigan Medicine such as the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, pediatric trauma, Ypsilanti Family Medicine Clinic, Program for Multicultural Health and more.

Sign up or learn more by contacting Angela Johnson (angejohn@med.umich.edu), senior outreach specialist, or Lindsay McCarthy (mccarthl@med.umich.edu), CHS events coordinator.