Our Lady of Peace Parish
Community Health Fair
"If you want happiness for an hour, take
a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go
fishing. If you want happiness for a year,
Volunteer inherit a fortune. If you want happiness
for a lifetime, help somebody."
Handbook - Chinese Proverb
Compiled by the OLP Volunteer Committee
Table of Contents
Our Fair’s History………………………………………………. 1 OUR LADY OF PEACE CHURCH
15444 NORDHOFF ST. –NORTH HILLS, CA 91343
A Letter from the Pastoral Council……………………………... 2
Organizing Committees……………………………………….. 3
February 1, 2011
Volunteer Positions…………………………………….……….. 4
Volunteer Information………………………………….………. 5
Schedule………………………………………………….…..…. 6 Dear Volunteers of the OLP Health Fair,
Sponsors and Services…………………………………..………. 7 The community of Our Lady of Peace Parish is very excited to once again have the
volunteers from UCLA serving us at our 9 Annual Health Fair!
North Hills is a community that is diverse culturally and economically. We have
families from many ethnic cultures who have migrated here to build a better life for
their families, as well as families who have lived here for many generations. We
come together in faith to share, worship, and grow together as a People of God.
A History of our Community Health Fair
Economically, this community has been hit very hard. Many of our parishioners have
lost their jobs and have been left without health care. In past years, the numbers of
The first annual Our Lady of Peace Parish Health Fair was held on people needing health services has been large; this year, the need has definitely
February 10, 2002, and was organized by Pilipinos for Community Health grown. Some who, a year ago, were not in need are now joining those who have no
(PCH), Asian Pacific Health Corps (APHC), Latino Student Health Project means of receiving the care they need.
(LSHP), Vietnamese Reach out to Aid the Community (VRAC), and OLP With medical issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure and anxiety-related
parishioners. During the first year of the fair, health care professionals and issues, our people come seeking guidance on how to take care of themselves and
organizations provided free services to over 400 community members. Of their children. Some families have not had health care for a long period of time, and
these service recipients, approximately 75% did not possess health their children are in need of vision exams and dental care.
insurance, and 70% did not visit a physician on a regular basis.
We are so blessed to have the presence of this Annual Health Fair. Parishioners
The ninth annual OLP Parish Health Fair will be held on February who have come in past years look forward to returning, knowing that some of their
21, 2010, with the goal of providing various medical services that may be needs can be met by the service providers. We are grateful to these service
inaccessible to the members of the community. By providing free resources providers and to all the volunteers for giving their time and talents, and responding to
and services to its members in a comfortable and welcoming environment, a great need in our community.
we hope to promote health awareness and encourage healthy lifestyles. Thank you for all you devote to our people, and for giving up a day to see to the
Through the collective efforts of UCLA students and community members needs of others. We pray many blessings to you for your generosity, and pray that
alike, we believe that the OLP Health Fair will help establish a sense of you will be touched by God’s compassion and mercy, and you serve others.
community empowerment through something so important, but so often
overlooked in our daily lives: our health.
2010 – 2011 OLP Health Fair Volunteer Positions
Organizing Committees Volunteers select preferences for positions when signing up. However, final
assignments will be determined and sent in an email the day before the health
Health Fair Directors fair, according to the needs of the fair. Tasks include:
Gabriel La O Gomez Edgar Corona
Jason Cheung Charisma Urbiztondo Beatriz Marron Registration Tables. Volunteers will oversee the completion of health fair forms
Melinda Feng Sampaguita Iaquinto Monica Gill and decide qualifying criteria for services. Bilingual volunteers needed.
Laura Cuavas Children’s Area. Volunteers will supervise children’s activities and play games
Asian Pacific Health Pilipinos for Community Health Latino Student Health with the children. Volunteers must be Virtues trained or under the supervision of
Corps Project another Virtues-trained volunteer.
Escort/Crowd control. Volunteers will be placed throughout the fair directing
attendees to the proper places. If placed near a line/waiting area, volunteers will
Student Group be responsible for ensuring that service recipients have necessary forms ready.
Hypertension Screenings. Certified volunteers will take blood pressure readings.
Melissa Veluz – Hypertensive cases will be referred to nearby medical professionals.
Body Mass Index. Volunteers must have attended a training session prior to the
health fair. Volunteers will be taking height and weight measurements and using
Food and Donations Community Members Publicity Committee the BMI machines for readings.
Committee Rosie Hernandez Edgar Corona, LSHP*
Melinda Feng , Willis Veluz-Abraham Beatriz Marron, LSHP* Service Provider Assistance. Volunteers will be stationed alongside various
APHC* Melissa Veluz-Abraham service providers who need extra help. Volunteers will follow instructions given
by the service provider to whom they are assigned. They will also help ensure
that service recipients have proper forms ready prior to receiving the service.
Service Provider Volunteer Committee Logistics Committee Translation Services. Interpreters will be required at service provider locations
Contact Committee Sampaguita Iaquinto, Monica Gill, LSHP*
and will be needed throughout the day of the fair.
Jason Cheung, APHC* PCH* Elia Salazar, LSHP*
Charisma Urbiztondo, Laura Cuavas, LSHP*
Floaters. Volunteers will be assigned to specific tasks as needed.
Evaluations. Volunteers will administer program evaluations to service
Medical Advisors recipients and providers. This position will aid in the development and expansion
Arnel Reyes, M.D. of future health fairs. Bilingual preferred but not necessary.
Esteban Everard, M.D. * = Committee Head
Marian Oliver, RN
Gabriel La O Gomez, Cooking. Volunteers will be helping make lunch in the kitchen during the
PCH* morning shift to be provided to all the volunteers.
Parking. Volunteers will make sure the parking space for the bus is not blocked
by cars during the busy mass services.
Flyering: Volunteers will be responsible for flyering right after masses during
the fair. The main purpose of this added position is for service recipient recruits.
Volunteer Information- “The Day Of” Schedule for Volunteers
The fair opens to the community at 8:00am and closes at 3pm. Free
There are two groups of volunteers: food and t-shirts will be provided to volunteers.
Group 1 = Morning Shift Volunteers
Group 2 = Afternoon Shift Volunteers First Shift: 6:30am – 1:00pm
MORNING SHIFT WILL END WHEN THE SECOND SHIFT ARRIVES
Transportation: A bus has been reserved for the event and will AT YOUR POST.
leave as soon as it is full. Please do not be late! Volunteers must
6:15 Meet at De Neve Turn Around
be at the pick up location, DE NEVE TURN AROUND NO LESS 6:30 Leave UCLA
THAN 15 minutes prior departure For volunteers using their own 7:00-8:00 Sign-in and breakfast
vehicles, parking is available at the church lot (entrance on 8:00-11:45 Shift 1 (switch between 9:45 and 10:15 if applicable)
Langdon), but it is OPTIMAL if you please park outside on the 11:45-12:30 Lunch and sign-out
street, since we would like the inside of the parking lot for mass 12:30 Departure from OLP
attendees. 1:00 Arrive at UCLA
Arrival and Departure at OLP: Upon arrival at OLP, volunteers Comments: If transportation follows the schedule, volunteers will arrive at
will be directed to the volunteer table for check-in, post OLP with enough time to eat breakfast before their shifts start. Volunteers
should note the departure time from OLP when taking their lunch breaks.
assignments, and breakfast or lunch. At the end of the shift, Volunteers should check-in at the volunteer station prior to boarding the bus
volunteers must check-out at the volunteer table and fill out an at the end of their shift.
Meals and Breaks: Breakfast and lunch is provided for all Second Shift: 10:15am – 4:30pm
volunteers. Upon arrival during the morning shit (around 7:00am), SECOND SHIFT MUST RELIEVE THE FIRST SHIFT AS SOON AS
morning volunteers (Group 1) will sign-in, eat breakfast, and LUNCH IS OVER.
promptly proceed to their posts. Upon arrival at OLP during the
9:45 Meet De Neve Turn Around
afternoon shift (around 10:30am), volunteers (Group 2) will sign-in,
10:00 Leave UCLA
eat lunch, and promptly proceed to their posts. Only after 10:30-11:30 Sign-in and lunch
volunteers in Group 2 have arrived at their posts (between 11:30- 11:30-3:00 Shift 2 (switch between 1:15 and 1:45 if applicable)
11:40am) may Group 1 leave their shifts and proceed to the 3:00-4:00 Clean-up and sign-out
volunteer table for lunch and check-out. Please remember to fill out 4:00 Departure from OLP
an evaluation before leaving! 4:30 Arrive at UCLA
Switches: You may be asked to switch to a new post mid-shift Comments: If transportation follows the schedule, volunteers will arrive at
depending on where you work and if time permits. PLEASE don’t OLP with enough time to eat lunch before their shifts start. Volunteers
should check-in at the volunteer station prior to boarding the bus at the end
switch without our permission. of their shift.
With Special Thanks to
Sponsors and Service/Information Providers
Blood Pressure screenings (APHC, PCH, LSHP)
Dorothy Martinez, M.D.
BMI/Body Fat (APHC, PCH, LSHP)
Dental Screenings provided by LADS/ Hispanic Dental Karla, M.D.
Art Ambrosia, M.D.
Glucose and Cholesterol (Western University)
Mammograms, Pap Smears (Professional Mammography Melody and Fiancee, M.D.
Carlos A. Veluz
Bruins in Focus Vision Screenings
UCLA Volunteer Center Deacon Doug & Dolores Jones
Lupus Foundation of America Deacon Ray & Lally Guiao
Stroke Force at UCLA Rose Hernandez
SHOUT/SPROUT at UCLA
A3M Bone Marrow Registration Eric Sugay, Councilman Richard Alarcon's Office
First 5 LA
Father Alexander Lewis
National Alliance for Mental Illnesses
LA County Community Senior Services Father Brian Delaney
Pilipino Prayer Group
OLP Pilipino Prayer Group
Western Bagels Holy Name of Jesus Prayer Group
Food-4-Less John McGovern
OLP Spanish Prayer Groups
And all the parishioners of OLP Parish