Volunteer CASPER Opportunity – Aldine, TX: September 8, 2018Opportunity Type: Public Health, Service
Location: Aldine, TX
Opening Date: August 13, 2018
Closing Date: September 08, 2018
Contact Email: VIPC@phs.hctx.net
Do you reside in Harris County? Near Aldine? If you’d love to spend a day on a ride along with a HCPH employee while also collecting meaningful information for public health preparedness work, then THIS is the opportunity for you!!!
On Saturday, September 8, 2018, Harris County Public Health (HCPH) will conduct a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) in selected neighborhoods of Aldine and WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
This effort will involve teams of HCPH employees and volunteers conducting surveys to assess the recovery of Harris County residents one year following Hurricane Harvey. Twenty volunteer teams will visit randomly selected neighborhoods to conduct surveys to gather this information. Each team consists of 3-4 people, so this event requires at least 60 willing volunteers to be successful.
Videos of our previous CASPER events are below:
- CASPER January 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izb4ZLvfMog
- CASPER After the Flood May 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1PcusIFuC0
**NOTE** Law enforcement is aware that the CASPER will take place in the Aldine area and will be on standby. BILINGUAL VOLUNTEERS (English and Spanish) are strongly encouraged to participate.
Those wishing to volunteer at the CASPER must:
- All individual volunteers must be aged 18 or older
Or be 16 and accompanied by a parent
- Register for the event and complete training
- Be able to stand and walk for up to 8 hours
- Have your own method of transportation to the CASPER location
- Be able to commit to participating in the entire event on Saturday
Event hours for Saturday, September 8, 2018 are 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Lunch and breaks are provided.
CASPER registration is a 2-step process if you have not yet participated in a HCPH activity:
First – Please visit JOIN US at http://hcph.vsyslive.com and complete the EVENT Volunteer Application. Please select Aldine CASPER 2018 under Volunteer Preferences. If you have completed any HCPH volunteer or intern application in the past 18 months, please do not complete another one. Please proceed directly to the second step below.
Second – Sign up to volunteer by clicking here: http://signup.com/go/EWPtjCX
ALL CASPER VOLUNTEERS MUST COMPLETE ONE OF THE TRAININGS OFFERED:
Option 1 – In-Person Training: 9:00 a.m., Friday, September 7, 2018, at the HCPH Main Office located at 2223 West Loop South, 5th Floor, Room 532 (Houston Galleria area), Houston, TX 77027. IF YOU HAVE NEVER PARTICIPATED IN A CASPER EVENT BEFORE, IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU ATTEND IN-PERSON TRAINING.
Option 2 – Online Training: Please access the online training here: https://youtu.be/d4VK4VeER0k. If you have questions, please reserve them for Saturday morning when the teams meet for a refresher before we go out.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
See the flyer here.
And, contact anyone below:
Ashley Minkeu, VIPC@phs.hctx.net
Alison Hare, Alison.Hare@phs.hctx.net