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Wyoming Area Health Education Center|CHAP Volunteer Opportunities

Here are some Volunteer Opportunities that may be offered this semester:

Great Hospital Adventure

Share health-related insight and enthusiasm with the future of tomorrow!  CHAP volunteers present a 30 minute DVD and puppet show to children in pre-school through 2nd grade!! The project teaches young children about the many different healthcare professionals that take care of sick or injured people.

TechHelp

Volunteers meet at the Senior Citizens' home to help residents with their technology issues. Techhelp is designed to help senior citizens learn how to use computers and assist them with other gadgets and all things "techie", such as tvs, cameras on social media (facebook, email, skype etc.).

 

Grocery Delivery

CHAP  volunteers pick up groceries from Albertson's and deliver grocieries to Senior Housing residents every week.

Fall-Into-Good-Health-Fair:

CHAP hosted an interactive pre-diabetes booth at past health fairs on the UW Campus.  Volunteers man the booth, answer questions, and try to recruit participants for UW’s Laramie Diabetes Prevention Program!  Donate an hour of your time to share wellness with the Laramie community in a high profile setting!

 

Laramie Diabetes Prevention Program:

Diabetes is quickly becoming a very serious health concern in Wyoming and throughout much of the U.S.  It is estimated that over 21% of the population in Wyoming is considered “pre-diabetic.”    CHAP is working with Ivinson Hospital to co-sponsor a diabetes prevention program.  3-4 volunteers are needed to assist with interviewing potential participants (pre-diabetics) and providing support during weekly meetings (this may include taking and recording blood pressure, weight, etc.).    CHAP students who volunteered with this program in the past had a great experience.

 

Laramie Reproductive Health:

HIV/AIDS testing/screening/support/counseling, thorough training provided.  Also if you have a specific skill you would like to lend to LRH, they have utilized the skill-sets of different volunteers in the past, for administration tasks, marketing materials, etc.

 

Spring Winds Safe Trick-or-Treat

Boo! Past activities included manning a booth at Spring Winds Assisted Living Facility, offering children a safe place to come in costume, play games and collect candy for Halloween!

***Contact CHAP coordinator, Natalia at ntugwell@uwyo.edu or 766-4908 to participate

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