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Innovative Readiness Training

posted May 18, 2015, 9:50 AM by Josie Maroney

Innovative Readiness Training (IRT)

Volunteers Needed! Help our service personnel aid your friends and neighbors here in the Chenango County area! July 13-22, 2015

What is the Greater Chenango Cares IRT?
The Greater Chenango Cares IRT (Innovative Readiness Training) a military training exercise to provide real world training opportunities for our service members while supporting the needs of America’s underserved communities. In this upcoming training exercise In July, more than 160 military reservists will be coming to Norwich to see patients from our community who are in need of basic healthcare. Patients will be offered services in medical, dental, optometry and veterinary care. These services will be provided at no cost to patients. Referral services will be offered to these patients for continuation of care after completion of this mission.

How can you help?
Approximately 900 volunteers will be needed from our area to assist the service personnel in scheduling and patient flow, just as they would in emergency situations. Volunteer today! This event anticipates serving between 5,000 and 7,000 patients and volunteers will be critical to the success of this event. We really NEED your help!

What type of volunteers are needed?
• Volunteer coordination
• Volunteer intake
• Parking
• Patient intake
• Patient flow runners
• Patient exit/out-take
• Volunteer food area
• Water distribution
• Patient scheduling
• Data entry
• Security
• Volunteer scheduling

As you can see there are many opportunities to volunteer and help out in this important project which will not only assist our nation’s service personnel but help so many of our local residents who are in need of healthcare.

If you are interested in helping out there is sure to be a way that you can assist in this mission!

Explore our volunteer opportunities and sign up on-line at the Chenango United Way website beginning June 1, 2015, or call 607-334-8815 for more information