Friday, March 13, 2015

Volunteer Opportunities as of March 13, 2015

You're invited to join in the life saving mission of the American Heart | Stroke Association! Please take part in volunteering for any of these upcoming events and activities. Contact Amy Herringshaw at 702-789-4370 or amy.herringshaw@heart.org or LasVegas@heart.org to volunteer and/or to get more information.

PepsiCo Company Health Fair
The AHA/ASA is going to be at the PepsiCo Company Health Fair in Las Vegas on Thursday, March 26th, 10am-6pm and we would love to have some volunteers there to help us share our heart health message.  Please RSVP before attending. Business casual attire is required. (shifts are available)

Saving Strokes Golf Clinic
Our annual Saving Strokes event will be on Friday, April 10th at Angel Park golf course in Summerlin. 7:30am-1:00pm - We would love volunteers to help with registration and being runners at the event.

Heart Ball
We are looking forward to a great event with the Heart Ball Gala on Saturday, April 11th at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas!  We need a lot of help leading up to and on the day of the event! Please reach out to Amy if you're interested!

Teamsters Family Health Fair
The AHA/ASA is going to be at the Teamsters Union Health Fair at Craig Ranch Park on Saturday, April 18th 10am-3pm and we would love to have some volunteers there to help us share our heart health message.  Please RSVP before attending. Business casual attire is required.

Culinary Union Spring Health Fair
The AHA/ASA is going to be at the Culinary Union Spring Health Fair in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 18th, 10am-6pm and we would love to have some volunteers there to help us share our heart health message.  Please RSVP before attending. Business casual attire is required. (shifts are available)

CSN Wellness Fair
The AHA/ASA would like to participate in the CSN Wellness Fair on Wednesday, April 22nd from 10am-1:00pm. If you are available to help at our table, please RSVP to Amy! Business casual attire is required.

Teens Cook with Heart Competition
Our Teens Cook With Heart recipe competition will be on Saturday April 25th, 8am-2pm at Southwest Career and Technical Academy High School, and we would love some volunteers to help with the event!  Please RSVP before attending.

Las Vegas Urban League Health and Wellness Fair
The AHA/ASA would like to participate in the Las Vegas Urban League Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, May 2 from 9:00am-1:00pm. If you are available to help at our table, please RSVP to Amy! Business casual attire is required.

Centennial Hills Hospital Community Health Fair
The AHA/ASA is going to be at the Centennial Hills Hospital Community Health Fair in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30th, 11am-1pm and we would love to have some volunteers there to help us share our heart health message.  Please RSVP before attending. Business casual attire is required.

General Office Assistance
Various - 8:30am-5pm Weekdays | AHA Las Vegas Office
We are usually in need of help with various general office tasks. Examples include assembling packets for the Sharegivers program, organizing Health Fair materials, event phone calls, research, mailings, etc. If interested, please contact  amy.herringshaw@heart.org or 702-789-4370. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age if unaccompanied by a parent.

Be An Advocate for Health
When it comes to heart disease and stroke...You're the Cure! You don't have to be a doctor to save lives - just an advocate with the American Heart | Stroke Association. Through emails, phone calls, letters to the editor, press events, and face-to-face meetings with decision makers, You’re the Cure advocates directly influence policy and improve the quality of life for all Americans. You can help ensure that our lawmakers put heart disease and stroke at the top of their agenda. It's simple to join the You’re the Cure network! Visit www.yourethecure.org and register. Then read our You're the Cure Activist Guide to get started. Your actions can help save lives! Contact Ben Schmauss at ben.schmauss@heart.org or 702-789-4379 for any questions.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Volunteers needed - American Heart Association Go Red For Women Luncheon

The Go Red For Women Luncheon is coming up, and we are looking to confirm the event volunteers. Below are the times and duties for when we will be needing volunteer help, please reply with your interest and availability to Amy Herringshaw, who is coordinating the volunteers: amy.herringshaw@heart.org - Please feel free to also reach out with any questions.

If I could get replies no later than Wednesday, February 18, that would be much appreciated – in order for us to plan. Replies should include volunteer name, email, cell phone, what you’re interested in volunteering with, and any physical limitations we need to take into account (for example if you need to have a seated assignment, or if you need vegetarian snacks).

Categories of Volunteer Opportunities:

Event Prep:
Silent auction prep – event week lead-up. Will need help preparing all the silent auction items for transport, and making sure we have the right signs ready for each. AHA office – hours are 8:30am-5:00pm
Truck loading – at our office, Thursday, Feb. 26, in the afternoon. Volunteers needed for some lifting to help us get the truck loaded with all the event items.

Day of Event Schedule:
5:00am – 1st Shift Setup volunteers arrive
5:00am – 9:30am Set up (see full description below)
9:30am – All-day volunteers break for rest, change clothes
10:00am – 2nd Shift Event volunteers arrive, go to stations
10:30am – 1:30pm Event (see full descriptions below)
1:30pm – 3rd Shift Cleanup volunteers arrive
1:30pm – 2:30pm Cleanup

Post Event:
Event office clean-up: Tuesday March 3, time TBD –
Thank you calls and handwritten cards: volunteers are needed to make calls thanking our donors, as well as writing cards (wording will be provided) thanking them. Preferably done from the office, but at the convenience of volunteer schedules.

Day of Event Volunteer Assignment Descriptions: (depending on times, you may get to help with more than one area)
Setup: We unfortunately will not have access to the room the day before the event, so all event setup will be happening the morning of the event – hence the 5:00am start time. We will be unloading the truck, setting out gifts at all 500+ table settings, setting up the silent auction, ensuring booth space is ready for vendors, getting signage into place, and of course setting up the registration area. If you were thinking to yourself that you wanted to help, but didn’t want to take off work, this would be perfect – hoping to have 10-20 volunteers to do this. We will provide snacks to all who come!
Directional: Several stations assigned between entrance and the ballroom to make sure that attendees find the event easily.
Registration: Duties include – assisting with greeting guests and checking them in, and getting their contact information. Each attendee will be given a pre-assigned bidder number and table, and will be encouraged to pre-swipe their credit card, making silent auction bidding and donating during the program a more streamlined process.
Silent Auction Greeters/Runners: Mingle throughout the silent auction area and encourage people to bid and outbid one another for all items. Be able to talk about the items and what each package consists of, and assist in basic smartphone techniques for the mobile bidding. After guests go into the luncheon portion of the program, help with staging items for checkout at the end of the luncheon. If table running is needed, this team will assist.
Table Hosts & Special Appeal: This involves greeting our guests as they come from the silent auction and helping them find their proper table to be seated. You will each have a map of the room to help with this. Additionally, the special appeal portion of the program is where we ask people to donate to our cause. You will help to collect donations and bring them to registration for processing, as well as handing out the gift for those who do donate. This is a very fun part of the event!

Other Volunteer Details:
Dress code:
Set-up and clean-up crews are casual/comfortable. Sneakers highly recommended.
Event shift is dressy (skirt or slacks for women, collar and a tie for men, jacket optional) – be sure to wear RED if you can! Flats are recommended.
Restrictions: Volunteers may not consume alcohol. Volunteers will be working during the program and not seated at a table. We will do our best to get everyone into the room for the Special Appeal portion to hear the survivor speaker.
Volunteer Hours: If anyone is participating in this event for credit hours, I am more than happy to sign your forms confirming attendance. Please either bring your sheet to be singed, or let me know if you are in need of a letter.
Volunteer Training: We will not be doing any advance training, although we will be sending out details close to the event with information on the mobile bidding system. Please, unless you’ve confirmed otherwise with me, arrive at the registration desk no later than 10:00am so that we can get you trained on your station before the start of the event.



PS – If Saturday hours are better, we have our multicultural Go Red Por Tu Corazon lunchon on Saturday Feb. 28 that we could use volunteers for, and if you are interested in volunteering at our next major event, Heart Ball, on April 11 at Four Seasons, we will need approximately the same help (times shifted for an evening event), so if you’re interested please let Amy know! 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Volunteer Opportunities as of January 27, 2015


You're invited to join in the life saving mission of the American Heart | Stroke Association! Please take part in volunteering for any of these upcoming events and activities. Contact Amy Herringshaw at 702-789-4370 or amy.herringshaw@heart.org or LasVegas@heart.org to volunteer and/or to get more information.


Public Speaking
If you are interested in presenting a workshop to various locations throughout Las Vegas on Heart Health, please contact Amy. We have had a number of requests from the community especially during February and need more volunteers to provide this service!
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Macy's Go Red Total Makeover
Saturday, February 7, 2015  |  2pm-4pm - Fashion Show Mall
Volunteers needed to man informational stations around Macy's Fashion Show store. Dress code: business casual, with RED! If you are interested, please RSVP to rayann.rodriguez@heart.org or call 702-789-4370 for more information. We also need to show Macy's our support, so if you can't volunteer, try to come and bring your friends!
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Go Red For Women Luncheon (pre-event phone calls)
One week before Event (approx. Feb 16)| time flexible
We will need help calling every registered attendee to thank them for supporting the luncheon and letting them know we are excited to see them at the luncheon. 
Calling can be done from home, or at the AHA office. If interested, please contact Amy Herringshaw - rayann.rodriguez@heart.org or call 702-789-4370 for more information.
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Dignity Health - St. Rose Heart Health Fair
Saturday, February 21, 2015 | 8am-11am - Henderson
2 volunteers needed to manage a booth at a local health fair. They will be distributing educational pamphlets provided by the American Heart | Stroke Association. They will also be helping to collect the contact information of anyone interested in volunteering for the American Heart | Stroke Association. Please RSVP before attending. Business casual attire is required.  
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Go Red For Women Luncheon (Set Up)
Friday, February 27, 2015 | 5am-10am
10 volunteers needed to assist with set up of the event. Must be able to do a bit of manual labor and be on their feet the entire time.  Casual attire is recommended. If you are interested, please RSVP to rayann.rodriguez@heart.org or call 702-789-4370 for more information.
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Go Red For Women Luncheon (Directional/Atmosphere)
Friday, February 27, 2015 | 9:30am-12:30pm - Bellagio
Volunteers needed to stand at key points in Bellagio to direct attendees to the location of the event.  Must wear a dress or skirt, more details as event gets closer. Volunteers will be on their feet the entire time. If they would like to stay beyond the 12:30pm time frame and continue their atmosphere fun, they are more than welcome to do so. If you are interested, please RSVP to rayann.rodriguez or call 702-789-4370 for more information. Volunteers are also needed for other areas of the luncheon, please reach out if interested!
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Go Red Por Tu Corazon Luncheon
Saturday, February 28, 2015 | 9:30am-12:30pm - Aliante Hotel
Volunteers needed for help with registration and directional assistance for attendees. Spanish speaking a plus! If you are interested, please RSVP to amy.herringshaw@heart.org or call 702-789-4370 for more information.
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PepsiCo Company Health Fair
Thursday, March 26, 2015 | 10am-6pm (shifts available)
2 volunteers needed to manage a booth at a local health fair. They will be distributing educational pamphlets provided by the American Heart | Stroke Association. They will also be helping to collect the contact information of anyone interested in volunteering for the American Heart | Stroke Association. Please RSVP before attending. Business casual attire is required. 
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General Office Assistance
Various - 8:30am-5pm Weekdays | AHA Las Vegas Office
We are usually in need of help with various general office tasks. Examples include assembling packets for the Sharegivers program, organizing Health Fair materials, event phone calls, research, mailings, etc. If interested, please contact  amy.herringshaw@heart.org or 702-789-4370. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age if unaccompanied by a parent. 
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Be An Advocate for Health
When it comes to heart disease and stroke...You're the Cure! You don't have to be a doctor to save lives - just an advocate with the American Heart | Stroke Association. Through emails, phone calls, letters to the editor, press events, and face-to-face meetings with decision makers, You’re the Cure advocates directly influence policy and improve the quality of life for all Americans. You can help ensure that our lawmakers put heart disease and stroke at the top of their agenda. It's simple to join the You’re the Cure network! Visit www.yourethecure.org and register. Then read our You're the Cure Activist Guide to get started. Your actions can help save lives! Contact Ben Schmauss at ben.schmauss@heart.org or 702-789-4379 for any questions.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Volunteers Needed: Together to End Stroke Zumbathon 6/21/14

Volunteers Needed: Together to End Stroke Zumbathon - Saturday, June 21, 2014

Event Time: 10:00am-1:00pm

Need volunteers to help with registration (signing waivers, wrist bands, etc) and event help such as passing out water to participants during the event. Will need volunteers to commit to being there by 8:30am and staying until at least 1:30pm.

If you're interested in volunteering, please email Amy.Herringshaw@heart.org

Monday, February 24, 2014

Volunteer Open House - POSTPONED

The Volunteer Open House previously scheduled for Wednesday, February 26 is now on hold, please stay tuned for the reschedule date. Thank you!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Volunteer Opportunities as of December 23, 2013


You're invited to join in the life saving mission of the American Heart | Stroke Association! Please take part in volunteering for any of these upcoming events and activities. Contact Amy Herringshaw at 702-367-1366 or amy.herringshaw@heart.org or LasVegas@heart.org to volunteer and/or to get more information.



Zion United Methodist Church Health Fair
Saturday, January 11, 2014 | 11am-2pm - North Las Vegas

2 volunteers needed to manage a booth at a local health fair. They will be distributing educational pamphlets provided by the American Heart | Stroke Association. They will also be helping to collect the contact information of anyone interested in volunteering for the American Heart | Stroke Association. Please RSVP before attending. Business casual attire is required.
 
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Go Red For Women Luncheon (pre-event phone calls)
Beginning of January | time flexible
We need help with calling all past Go Red For Women Luncheon attendees to invite them to this year's event/sell tickets. 
One week before Event (approx. Jan 31)| time flexible
We will need help calling every registered attendee to thank them for supporting the luncheon and letting them know we are excited to see them at the luncheon.

Calling can be done from home, or at the AHA office. If interested, please contact Amy Herringshaw - amy.herringshaw@heart.org or call 702-367-1366 for more information.

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Go Red For Women Luncheon (Set Up)
Friday, February 7, 2014 | 7am-10am
5 volunteers needed to assist with set up of the event. Must be able to do a bit of manual labor and be on their feet the entire time.  Casual attire is recommended. If you are interested, please RSVP to andrea.dashiell@heart.org or call 702-367-1366 for more information.

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Go Red For Women Luncheon (Directional/Atmosphere)
Friday, February 7, 2014 | 9:30am-12:30pm - Caesar's Palace
12 volunteers needed to stand at key points in Caesars Palace to direct attendees to the location of the event.  Must wear a dress or skirt, and be willing to wear sunglasses and boas (the theme is Broadway/Hollywood, so we want volunteers to glam it up a bit and have some fun!). Volunteers will be on their feet the entire time. If they would like to stay beyond the 12:30pm time frame and continue their atmosphere fun, they are more than welcome to do so. If you are interested, please RSVP to andrea.dashiell@heart.org or call 702-367-1366 for more information.

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Sunrise Mountain Ministries Health Fair
Saturday, February 22, 2014 | 11am-2pm - Las Vegas
2 volunteers needed to manage a booth at a local health fair. They will be distributing educational pamphlets provided by the American Heart | Stroke Association. They will also be helping to collect the contact information of anyone interested in volunteering for the American Heart | Stroke Association. Please RSVP before attending. Business casual attire is required.

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Dignity Health - St. Rose Heart Health Fair
Saturday, February 22, 2014 | 8am-12pm - Henderson
2 volunteers needed to manage a booth at a local health fair. They will be distributing educational pamphlets provided by the American Heart | Stroke Association. They will also be helping to collect the contact information of anyone interested in volunteering for the American Heart | Stroke Association. Please RSVP before attending. Business casual attire is required.  

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General Office Assistance
Various - 8:30am-5pm Weekdays | AHA Las Vegas Office
We are usually in need of help with various general office tasks. Examples include assembling packets for the Sharegivers program, organizing Health Fair materials, event phone calls, research, mailings, etc. If interested, please contact  amy.herringshaw@heart.org or 702-367-1366 

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Volunteer Open House: American Heart and Stroke Association
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | 5:30pm-7pm - Las Vegas
Anyone interested in being a volunteer with the American Heart and Stroke Association is encouraged to drop by our office open house. More official details to come. Please RSVP or contact for any questions: amy.herringshaw@heart.org or 702-367-1366  

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Volunteer Opportunities as of July 3, 2013

You're invited to join in the life saving mission of the American Heart | Stroke Association! Please take part in volunteering for any of these upcoming events and activities. Contact us at 702-367-1366 or LasVegas@heart.org to volunteer and/or to get more information.

My Heart. My Life. Heart Walk Committee
June 2013 - November 2013
Interested in a long term volunteer opportunity and building a healthier community? Join the 2013 My Heart. My Life. Heart Walk Committee to help prepare for what we hope will be our largest Heart Walk ever. Members of the MHML Committee facilitate the execution of the overall flow of the event to include coordination of booths, vendors, decorations/ambiance, audio/visual, registration, speakers, parking, signage, and entertainment, etc. They also serve as the lead for day of event set-up and implementation. We will plan on meeting monthly and then biweekly as the event nears. Our Heart Walk will be held Saturday, November 2, 2013.  If you are interested in being a part of our committee to help plan and implement the event please RSVP to kerry.sallee@heart.org or call 702-367-1366 for more information.
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American Heart Association's Flavors of the Heart  Recipe Competition
Thursday, July 18 |  6:00pm-9:00pm
Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School - Las Vegas, 89106

5 volunteers are needed to work this Flavors of the Heart competition.  This event is an exciting recipe competition between 10 students from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School.  Preceeds Septembers'  Flavors of the Heart multi-cultural culininary event created to raise awareness on healthy eating. Volunteers will be  managing the registration table (participant check-in) and other assignments if required. Please RSVP before attending. Business casual attire is required.
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Circle of Red Cocktail Reception/Fashion Presentation
Thursday, July 25, 2013 | Evening Event
Mandarin Oriental: 3752 Las Vegas Blvd South 89158 - Las Vegas, 89106
2 volunteers are needed to work an American Heart Association event. They will be setting-up the event, managing the registration table and helping tearing-down the event. Please RSVP before attending. Business casual attire is required. 
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Spring Valley Hospital Summer Health Fair
Saturday, July 27, 2013 | 11am-1pm
Spring Valley Hospital: 5400 S. Rainbow Blvd - Las Vegas, 89118
1 volunteer needed to manage a booth at a local health fair. They will be distributing educational pamphlets provided by the American Heart | Stroke Association. They will also be helping to collect the contact information of anyone interested in volunteering for the American Heart | Stroke Association. Please RSVP before attending. Business casual attire is required.
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Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School Health Fair
Monday, August 12, 2013 | 11:30am-1:30pm
Faith Lutheran Middle School: 2015 S. Hualapai Way - Las Vegas 89117
1 volunteer needed to manage a booth at a local health fair. They will be distributing educational pamphlets provided by the American Heart | Stroke Association. They will also be helping to collect the contact information of anyone interested in volunteering for the American Heart | Stroke Association. Please RSVP before attending. Business casual attire is required.
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Fun @55 Expo -  Health Fair
Monday, September 1, 2013 |  12:00 pm-6:00pm
South Point Hotel & Casino: 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. - Las Vegas, 89183

2 volunteers needed to manage a booth at a local health fair. They will be distributing educational pamphlets provided by the American Heart | Stroke Association. They will also be helping to collect the contact information of anyone interested in volunteering for the American Heart | Stroke Association. Please RSVP before attending. Business casual attire is required
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American Heart Association's Flavors of the Heart
Saturday, September 7 |  7:00pm-10:00pm
World Market Center Las Vegas: 475 Grand Central Parkway- Las Vegas, 89106

10 volunteers are needed to work an American Heart Association event.  Flavors of the Heart is a multi-cultural culinary event created to raise awareness on healthy eating.  There will be a food & wine tasting and silent auction.  Over 25 chefs will offer samples of their heart healthy recipes also available in a special FOH cookbook on sale for only $5.  Volunteers will be  managing the registration table (participant check-in) and other assignments as required. Please RSVP before attending. Cocktail attire is required.
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Community Partners for Better Health -  Health Fair
Saturday, September 7, 2013 |  9:00am-2:00pm
Doolittle Community Center: 1950 J St. - Las Vegas, 89106

2 volunteers needed to manage a booth at a local health fair. They will be distributing educational pamphlets provided by the American Heart | Stroke Association. They will also be helping to collect the contact information of anyone interested in volunteering for the American Heart | Stroke Association. Please RSVP before attending. Business casual attire is required.
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National Osteopathic Medical Association Health Fair
Sunday, September 29, 2013 |  9:00am-3:00pm
Pearson Center: 1625 West Carey Ave. - Las Vegas 89032

2 volunteers needed to manage a booth at a local health fair. They will be distributing educational pamphlets provided by the American Heart | Stroke Association. They will also be helping to collect the contact information of anyone interested in volunteering for the American Heart | Stroke Association. Please RSVP before attending. Business casual attire is required.
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Desert Springs Hospital Auxiliary Health Fair
Saturday, October 5, 2013 |  9:00am-12:00pm
Desert Springs Hospital: 2075 E. Flamingo Road - Las Vegas 89119

2 volunteers needed to manage a booth at a local health fair. They will be distributing educational pamphlets provided by the American Heart | Stroke Association. They will also be helping to collect the contact information of anyone interested in volunteering for the American Heart | Stroke Association. Please RSVP before attending. Business casual attire is required.
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Las Vegas My Heart. My Life. Heart Walk/Run
Saturday, November 2, 2013  |  6:00am-3:00pm
Fremont Street Experience, Downtown Las Vegas 89101
40+ volunteers are needed to support the Heart Walk, the keystone fundraiser of the My Heart. My Life program, as well as an official ReDiscover Downtown event! Volunteers will be setting-up the event, managing booths and various other duties, and helping tear-down the event. Please RSVP to kerry.sallee@heart.org with before attending. Casual attire is required. If you have interest in creating a Heart Walk team, please visit www.lasvegasheartwalk.org to register!
 View the full volunteer opportunities list