Community Volunteer Opportunity! at YpsiFest Community Health Tent 2019 For Emplyees

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Friday, August 23, 2019 - Sunday, August 25, 2019


2:00pm - 5:00pm


Riverside Park, Ypsilanti


Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the 2019 Community Health Tent at YpsiFest.  We are registering volunteers for the 2019 YpsiFest Community Health Tent.

We welcome volunteers ages 14 – 99!  Volunteers provide a variety of support in multiple areas.  All volunteers receive training onsite.  Please see available volunteer roles below.

YpsiFest is a popular family-friendly annual event that takes place at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti, MI  Friday, August 23rd afternoon (1-5pm) through Sunday, August 25th. The Community Health Tent is a partnership between Michigan Medicine and several health organizations.  Volunteers are a vital part of the Health Tent.  Last year, more than 100 volunteers helped provide free health screenings, health education, health research opportunities, and fun fitness activities to more than 1,000 visitors.


Volunteers receive a t-shirt, cold bottled water, insect repellant, sun screen, snacks, and loads of community interaction.


If you are interested in volunteering, please respond via email with the following information:

  1. Volunteer role you’re interested in (see list below)
  2. approximate time you are available (see schedule below),
  3. Your contact information (email and mobile # where you can be reached).


You will receive parking, arrival, check-in information etc. information in your final confirmation.


2019 Health Tent Schedule:


Friday, August 23, 2019 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, August 25, 2019 11:00am – 5:00pm


Volunteer Roles:


Volunteer Role Specific Role Duties Time Frame
Pre-Tent Prep Assist with assembling and packing (35-40) raffle bags, pack/load van,


Thursday, August 22 morning
Tent Set-up Place plastic table cloths on tables, Mommy-baby tent & chairs set up (Friday only), help hang signage (Friday only), vendor check-in, help unload transport van, stock water cooler, etc. 1.5 hour prior to tent opening each day
Information table Check-in volunteers, greet and check-in vendors as they arrive, distribute raffle tickets, distribute giveaways, answer questions, etc. 3 hour minimum
People Counter Count & track visitors using simple clicker device.


Any day/time throughout the entire weekend.
Evaluation Table Promote evaluations to tent visitors, distribute paper & electronic evaluations, collect completed evaluations, distribute thank you gifts. Any day/time throughout the entire weekend.
Tent Close Help vendors pack material & load transport van, disassemble small Mommy-Baby tent & chairs (Sunday only), remove table cloths off tables, fold & stack tables & chairs, etc. 1 hour before tent closes to 1 hour after each day
Hydration Station Educate people about benefits of drinking water, distribute printed handout and bottle of water, keep water cooler stocked with ice & bottled water. Any day/time throughout the entire weekend.



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Please contact us if you have questions.


We look forward to seeing you at 2019 Community Health tent!



Angela Johnson & Gabriel Farr

Program for Multicultural Health,

a program of Community Health Services

2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A3 | Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2228

OFFICE: 734.998.2156 | FAX: 734.998.2161