On Friday July 17, Fan Free Clinic in conjunction with organizations from around the city are hosting the second Citywide PUSH (Partners Unlocking Syphilis and HIV) event. On this day, HIV/Syphilis testing sites are set up around the city, and the goal is to test as many people as possible throughout the course of the day. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT WHERE/WHEN YOU CAN GET TESTED! The first Citywide PUSH event was held on December 12, 2008, and was extremely successful. This event begins at 12 noon and will end at midnight.
During the day of the event, we are in need of health outreach volunteers to pass out educational materials and promote the event in areas close to the testing sites. These volunteers are crucial to the success and outcome of the event. While having previous health outreach experience is always a plus, it is a not a requirement, and volunteers will be trained on site by the team leader for that location. We will also offer a brief training prior to the event for anyone that is interested in attending. You do NOT have to attend the training in order to volunteer for the event. If you have had previous health outreach experience and would be interested in becoming a team leader for a specific location, please let us know. If you just have a genuine interest in getting involved with your community, then WE NEED YOU!
Attached you will find a listing of the specific locations and times in which we are requesting volunteers. We are very fortunate to have an FFC intern named Kelly McDaniel handling the coordination of the volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to Kelly and let her know where you can help out. You may pick any location and shift that is available. It is also great if you are willing to go wherever the need is greatest. You can also email Kelly or me with any questions or concerns you have regarding being a volunteer for this event. This is a fantastic and fun opportunity to get involved in the community and is a great group activity, so recruit some friends and join us for Citywide PUSH!