VOLUNTEER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I missed the deadline to register to volunteer. Can I still volunteer?
No. Volunteers are required to register for a volunteer shift prior to the event. Unlike past years, there will be NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION FOR VOLUNTEERS. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
What are the safety protocols?
Any individuals unwilling to comply with the safety protocols will not be eligible to volunteer. We thank you for your cooperation.
OkMOM leadership encourages all volunteers and patients to get vaccinated for the health and safety of all participants. To find a vaccination location, click here. After registering to volunteer, registrants will receive a confirmation email with full details regarding OkMOM 2023: Shawnee details and safety protocols. Masks will be required by volunteers and patients throughout the clinic. Masks will be provided at the time of check-in.
Can I bring my own equipment?
No. In order to prevent the spread of viruses, we will exclusively use instruments provided by the ADCF. Each instrument will go through a thorough sterilization process. Please be flexible when using instruments that differ from your typical brand.
Can my assistant be assigned to assist me during the event?
Yes. There is nothing you need to do to ensure you are working with your assistant other than to find each other at the event.
I have a dental license from another state, can I still participate?
Yes. An out-of-state dentist or hygienist can apply for a temporary license to work at the event. Out of state dentists and hygienist need to fill out this form and send to the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry to receive your temporary license. Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
I am not a dentist, can I still participate?
Of course! There are many areas in which we could use your help, such as...
-Dental Equipment Maintenance
-Front Office Staff/Billing
-LPNs, RNs, Nursing Students, Physicians, Physician Assistants
-Patient Exit Interviewers
Can I earn CE credits for my time at OK Mission of Mercy?
Yes. Dentists can earn hour by hour up to 10 hours. Hygienists can earn hour by hour up to 5 hours. Visit the registration desk at OK Mission of Mercy for more information.
Will snack/lunch be provided?
Yes, food and beverage will be available for volunteers.
What should I wear?
All volunteers who register online will be provided with a t-shirt to wear while working at the event. This will help us identify who's working and in which positions. Volunteers who register on-site are not guaranteed a t-shirt. Scrubs, sweatpants, jeans and casual (COMFORTABLE) shoes are recommended.
Where should I park?
Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center will have clearly marked locations for patient and volunteer parking. Parking is free, but we encourage ride sharing as parking may be somewhat limited.
I have difficulty standing and walking for extended periods of time, can I still volunteer?
Absolutely. We have a limited number of volunteer positions which can be performed while sitting. Please let us know of any concerns you have on your registration application and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. If we are unable to fulfill your request or you find you are unable to perform your assigned duties, just let us know and we will see where we can utilize your talents and contributions.
My organization would like to become an OK Mission of Mercy sponsor. How do we do that?
Click here to visit our sponsorship page. For information on making an in-kind or cash donation, visit our donation page here.
What should I bring?
Only bring NECESSITIES to OK Mission of Mercy! We are not able to store your items safely. Leave what you will not be using during your volunteer hours in your car or at home.
I am under 18, can I still volunteer?
YES! If you are between the ages of 16-17 years old, you and a legal guardian must fill out this form to be able to volunteer. Please return form to email@example.com or 317 NE 13th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104 or email it as a pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-mail us at email@example.com!