Volunteer Corps Overview

volunteer corps web card We work with the Utah Emergency Medical Training Council, a 501 C-3 32-year old non-profit that has trained more than ONE MILLION Utahns how to perform CPR! The EMT Utah Volunteer Corps is sponsored by EMT Utah but it belongs to its members; the volunteers who make a difference in the lives of hundreds of Utah citizens.

The Corps  consists of students, graduates and others from the community who volunteer their time for specific services offered to the community. The purpose is to provide opportunities for students, graduates and other health care providers including EMS First Responders, an opportunity to volunteer which brings many benefits including:

 

  • ·         Connects you to others, in your field and in the community
  • ·         Increases your social and relationship skills
  • ·         Increases self-confidence
  • ·         Combats depression and isolation
  • ·         Helps you stay physically fit
  • ·         Looks great on a resume
  • ·         Gives you more career experience
  • ·         Teaches valuable job skills
  • ·         Brings fun and happiness to your life – helping you feel fulfilled.

Volunteering: The happiness effect Helping others kindles happiness, as many studies have demonstrated. When researchers at the London School of Economics examined the relationship between volunteering and measures of happiness in a large group of American adults, they found the more people volunteered, the happier they were, according to a study in Social Science and Medicine. Compared with people who never volunteered, the odds of being “very happy” rose 7% among those who volunteer monthly and 12% for people who volunteer every two to four weeks. Among weekly volunteers, 16% felt very happy—a hike in happiness comparable to having an income of $75,000–$100,000 versus $20,000, say the researchers. Adapted with permission from Simple Changes, Big Rewards: A Practical, Easy Guide for Healthy, Happy Living, a special health report published by Harvard Health Publications.

Joining is fun, free and easy – and volunteering is even more fun, rewarding and awesome. We offer a number of ways to get involved at whatever level you want. Donate a couple hours now and then to a Disaster Drill or make us your committed volunteer place and donate hours each week. Whatever you do, find a place do donate time and make a difference in the lives of others; you will find over time that the contributions you make to others will return to you a hundred-fold.

Program Descriptions:

Neighborhood Vital Clinics: The UEMTC uses the services of the members of the EMT Utah Volunteer Corps, to provide FREE Vital Signs clinics at our location in Salt Lake City. We are located at 1135 S. West Temple. The FREE Vital sign clinics are offered the 2nd Wednesday (Noon to 2:00pm) and the 4th Thursday (4pm-6pm) of each month. FREE! Everyone Welcome!

We will take your blood pressure, pulse and blood sugar readings and document it on a card you can take home. Use the same card each month to detect trends or issues. Know your vital signs can help with the early detection of high blood pressure, diabetes and more. . Everyone is welcome! Call 801.449.0749 for more information.

Shockingly Simple to ReStart a Heart Campaign – in collaboration with the Utah 501 C-3 non-profit, the Utah Emergency Medical Training Council, the Corps intends to provide hundreds of free training seminars to help people understand how to use an AED. The purpose of the program is to increase the survival rate of victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest by promoting more public access to AED’s and public training in how to use an AED and how to perform CPR.

Stand-By First Aid Stations: Already requests come in for A-EMT’s and EMT’s to provide stand by first aid support for organizations that hold public events such as the Salt Lake Marathon, Porch Fest, the Salt Lake Rocket Club etc. To provide a much needed service to the community and to provide an opportunity for honing skills and promoting good will, the Corps wants to supply as many events as possible – with the best EMS response teams in Utah.

Disaster Drills – this program is awesome and fun. In 2013 we provided over 2,710 hours of volunteer service to organizations and agencies engaged in mock disaster drills. Our volunteers have been burned, stabbed, have arrived unconscious with limbs missing and even nearly dead – all in the cause of helping train and coordinate disaster response in the event of an emergency. We have been air lifted, transported by ambulance, poked and prodded all in the name of a good cause. Using “ moulage” we have made volunteers appear wounded – apply a little drama and some fake tears and — you have THE finest set of mock disaster volunteers statewide. This is why we are in such high demand.

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After you have submitted your application please contact Jane at the office via phone at 801-449-0749 or email at Jane@emtutah.com to receive the participation agreement. You must complete a participation agreement to ensure your membership in the Corps.