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Community volunteering at Rhode Island Mission of Mercy



Community volunteering at Rhode Island Mission of Mercy



Community volunteering at Rhode Island Mission of Mercy


Community Volunteer Positions:
The following is a list of non-clinical volunteer positions:

Event Set-up
Help with the organization and set up of the following areas:
     Volunteer check-in
     Event signage
     Food area
     Patient waiting areas

Volunteer Check-in:
Greet volunteers and distribute job assignments utilizing laptops with excel worksheets prepared for you by the RI MOM lead in this area. (Some excel knowledge needed)
Distribute MOM t-shirts and name tags to all volunteers and direct volunteers to their assignments.

Patient Check-in:
Perform patient interview and enter patient information directly into computer software. Volunteers should be familiar with data entry. Prior orientation may be required for volunteers assigned to Patient Registration.

Serve as translators to assist communication between patients and clinic personnel. Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time. Languages needed: Spanish, Portuguese, French, Cambodian, American Sign Language, and others.

Patient Escort/Support:
As a Patient Escort/Support you will be assigned to a specific area of the clinic where you will be assisting patients in one of the following ways:

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    Welcoming patients into the clinic and assisting them through the line to the patient registration station.
  • Directing registered patients on to their next destination in the clinic.
  • Escorting patients in your designated area of the clinic to their next destination.
  • Facilitating patient flow in the waiting areas under the guidance of a RI MOM lead and escorting patients to their specific treatment area.
  • Escorting patients who have completed their procedures to the clinic check-out area.
  • You may also be asked perform various errands and tasks as needed in your assigned area.

Please note: Patient escorts/support must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time.


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The RIMOM is two-day FREE dental clinic is the signature event of the Rhode Island Oral Health Foundation.
This clinic provides free dental care to the uninsured, underinsured and anyone who otherwise has difficulty
accessing dental care. Services are provided by licensed dental professional volunteers and include cleanings,
fluoride treatments, sealants, fillings, x-rays, tooth extractions, root canal treatment on front teeth only,
oral health instructions, small denture repairs, and a limited number of partial dentures to replace missing front teeth.

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