Volunteer

HealthMeet

Volunteer

The Arc of Massachusetts is seeking medical volunteers to help complete health assessments with persons with I/DD. We hold several events throughout the year where we provide these assessments. Below is listed the qualification, training, and screening information. If you are interested in signing up as a medical volunteer, please download and complete this form.

*Occasionally we may also need general volunteers to assist at HealthMeet events with setting up, breaking down, and handing out information. These opportunities will be announced on our website, social media, and email newsletter. You may also check our upcoming calendar of events.

Qualifications:

  • Licensed practical nurses
  • Registered nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physicians
  • Medical and nursing students supervised onsite by a nurse practitioner or physician

Training:

As a HealthMeet medical volunteer you will receive tools to assist with the preparation of completing health assessments. You can view these tools below:

  • YouTube training video from The Arc U.S.
  • View the assessment protocol
  • *Database training may be necessary for organizations completing multiple assessments

Screenings:

All participants at the screenings will be adults (16+) with I/DD. Each health domain includes professional findings and self-reporting. Screenings cover 7 health domains:

  • General/body composition (e.g. height, weight, BMI)
  • Vision (e.g. near and far sightedness)
  • Hearing (e.g. high/low sounds, ear canal screenings for blockages)
  • Podiatry (e.g. joints range of motion, basic gait analysis)
  • Respiratory (e.g. presence of fluid in lungs)
  • Mental health (e.g. observe red flags)

All data collected during HealthMeet screenings is HIPPA compliant. Health volunteers enter the results into a secure Cloud network developed by Therap.

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Short online training to review assessment tool at no cost
  • Take part in enhancing health care for and gain experience working with persons with I/DD
  • Name recognition through materials, press release, and on The Arc of Massachusetts website
  • Data collected will help influence disability policy

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