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					          Ways you can help the Jeanie Schmidt Free Clinic
                                          Revised 2/26/08
               For more information on these and other opportunities to volunteer
                     contact Tricia Mussante at freeclinicvols@aol.com

The Jeanie Schmidt Free Clinic provides access to quality health services to uninsured
low-income residents in NW Fairfax County through a network of volunteer healthcare
professionals and community volunteers. We need your help……

Volunteer at the Clinic- Both Medical and Non-Medical volunteers are needed to assist
at the adult and children’s clinic on alternating Thursday evenings and monthly at an
adult clinic on Wednesday evening. Office hours from 9am-noon and day time clinic
hours offer lots of volunteer opportunities. For our schedule of clinics and a volunteer
application visit our website at www.jsfreeclinic.org .

Take on an At Home Project - As we grow and expand the list of things we could be
doing to make our work reach more people and go further into our service area of NW
Fairfax County has also grown. Data entry, outreach development, compiling
recruitment information, even helping the clinic “go green” are projects we have waiting
for someone to accept to do. Could one of those be right for you? Find out by requesting
the list of what needs done.

Help Us Spread the Word about the JSFC- Volunteers are needed to staff community
booths and blood pressure screening events to educate people in our community about the
services at HFC. Training on how to do BP testing is provided. Volunteer for any of the
following at soraya@jsfreeclinic.org

March1          Floris Methodist 7-10
March4          NRC 12:30-1:30
March13         NRC12:30-1:30
March21         NRC at 12:30-1:30
March 22        Open Door 7- 11
Monday 31       NRC at 12:30- 1:30

Donate and Assemble Patient Care Bags- We provide each child that attends our
clinic with a bag filled with a toothbrush, tooth paste, a little toy (like a beanie baby) and
other fun items children would enjoy receiving (stickers, crayons, notebook, pencils etc.)
Adult bags with personal care items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss,
deodorant, shaving crème razors etc. are distributed at our adult clinics. You can help
support JSFC by collecting these items and putting them together to be passed out at the
clinic. Or we can provide the volunteer labor if you can collect the supplies.

Provide Dinner for Our Volunteers- Our volunteers give their time right through the
dinner hour so we provide dinner for 30 volunteers each week in appreciation. The food
is also shared with the families once the clinic begins. Your home cooked meal would be
greatly appreciated and it’s an easy way to support HFC.
Guidelines are available upon request at freeclinicvols@aol.com

Provide Transportation for our Patients - We are exploring options for assisting our
patients in getting to outside appointments with specialists. If you are available to
provide this service from time to time or have information about groups who could help
us please let us know. Joining a list of volunteers to be called on for this purpose would
greatly assist us.

Hold a Vitamin Drive- We provide the children and adults who attend our clinics with
an unopened bottle of vitamins. For the children, it’s multi-vitamins with iron. For the
adults it is Vitamin D 200-400 IU and Calcium 500-600 mg. Combinations of the two
work well also with an emphasis on the dosage level of calcium. Generic brands are fine
as well as OS cal, Caltrate, Citracal, etc. Your group can help support the clinic by asking
members to give this gift of good health.

Hold a School Supplies Drive – It is very expensive to keep a child well stocked with
school supplies. This is an ongoing struggle for families. Your group could ease this
struggle for some in our community by asking your members to purchase notebooks,
pens, pencils etc. to be distributed at our children’s clinic year round.

Organize a Book Drive - The children who attend our clinic, and their siblings, are
encouraged to take books home with them. A donation of gently used books keeps our
supplies available and brings a smile to the faces of families we serve.

Play Golf! The Jeanie Schmidt Free Clinic hosted its 2nd Annual Golf Tournament on
October 9 last year. Sign up to play in 2008 in order to win prizes, have lunch and
support JSFC! Don’t golf? Then come help us run the event. For more information
please call 703.481.8160 ext 4.

Financial Support- We need many types of donations to make the clinics possible.
Please consider making a financial donation to the Jeanie Schmidt Free Clinic For more
information contact, Meagan Ulrich, Executive Director,
ulrichmeagan@jsfreeclinic.net (571)-235-3577.

Help Maintain Our Supplies – We have a list of supplies that we need on an ongoing
basis, both medical and clerical and some which we need to keep us organized in our new
location. Email freeclinicvols@aol.com to request that list and become a Friend of the
Jeanie Schmidt Free Clinic!

Help Plan the Party! – If planning events is a skill you have and is something you enjoy
doing please help us with these special activities. Planning committees will be formed to
organize the following for 2008:
Community Day in May – distribute literature, BP screenings and the ever popular Duck
Pond for the kids
Sport and Camp Physicals Day on May 31 – advertise and promote student sport and
camp physicals
Free Physicals Day in August – help the children be ready for school during our day long
examinations event
Golf Tournament in October - help with events of the day
Herndon Homecoming Parade in October - design our entry
Volunteers Appreciation Evening and Surprise Drawing in November – help plan a fun
filled, meaningful event for the volunteers.

Please consider joining us in making these events and others a success.

Bring Your Ideas to Us! We love new ideas. If you have an idea and you have been
looking for a place to bring it to life, we would love to hear about it. Together we can see
if it will work for us.

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