Volunteer Information


Thank you for offering to volunteer your time at a Play for Patrick Youth Heart Screening. Our volunteers come from several local communities, businesses and various health care organizations for one purpose ~ to assure the youth in our community are Heart Safe.


The location of the event will be posted on the Event Calendar.

Volunteer Check-in Station

When you arrive, check in at the Volunteer Check-in Station.  Volunteer shifts are as follows:

  • Volunteer Check-in - please arrive at 7:45
  • Full Day volunteer - 8AM - 4PM - please arrive between 8:00 and 8:15
  • AM Volunteer 8AM - 12PM - please arrive between 8:00 and 8:15
  • PM Volunteer shift 12pm - 4PM - Please join us for lunch prior to your shift
  • Clean Up Volunteer Shift - 4PM - completion
Screening Agenda
  • 8:00-8:30: Volunteer check in
  • 8:30-8:40: AM Team Huddle-Welcome
  • 8:40-9:00: Report to stations-Receive instructions
  • 9:00-12:00: Morning session
  • 11:30-12:30: Lunch for AM & PM Volunteers/PM Volunteer Check in
  • 12:30-12:40 PM Team Huddle-Welcome
  • 12:40-1:00 Report to stations-Receive instructions
  • 1:00-4:00 Afternoon Session
  • 4:00-5:00 Pack up/Clean up (P4P Team members/Community volunteers)

What to Wear & Bring

Please dress casual/comfortable.  We will provide you with a Play For Patrick T-shirt at the event. If you have volunteered in the past, please wear your Play for Patrick T-shirt.  NO Lab Coats, Medical Scrubs or Work Uniforms please. We want the kids to have fun, learn & relax and not think of this as a “medical” visit.

Medical Volunteers - if you have signed up for a medical volunteer position that requires a stethoscope, please bring yours to the event to use.

How will I know what to do as a Volunteer?
Each “Volunteer Station” will have specific instructions pertaining to your station for you to follow.  At most events, after the huddle a brief volunteer training will happen just prior to the screening start.

ECG/EKG Tech Volunteers - SPECIFIC TRAINING IS REQUIRED - please review
  • You will be using a handheld EKG machine by CardeaScreen.  The company has provided two videos for you to watch prior to volunteering so that all EKG volunteers can perform EKG’s consistently. HTTPs://www.cardiacinsightinc.com/insights/cardiac-insight-university/cardea-20-20-ecg-and-the-pre-participation-exam/
  • Please review the attached videos prior to the screening: Electrode Placement Training (5:04min) & ECG Heart Screening With CardeaScreen (8:22min).
  • Each EKG will be hooked up to a laptop computer and printer. One medical volunteer will explain the EKG process while getting the student set-up. A second volunteer will be responsible for computer data entry of the student’s Heart Health Survey information and printing of the EKG. The data entry is minimal.
Hospitality Room & Lunch

A continental breakfast and afternoon snack/drinks will be provided. Lunch will also be provided and generally is between 12:00PM and 1:00 PM.  Please take time to re-energize throughout your day by visiting the hospitality and lunchrooms.