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Community Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

Why volunteer?
Volunteering at a Missions of Mercy project provides a sense of commitment and service with ourselves, our communities and our state. It is a soul satisfying experience because it comes from the goodness of your own heart, with no expectation of receiving anything in return. Your service at an NCMOM event also highlights the continued problem of access to care to the citizens, legislature and leaders of North Carolina.

I am not a dentist. Can I still participate?
Absolutely! There are many areas in which we could use your help. Just look at the Community Volunteer job descriptions listed on the website.

Will snacks or lunch be provided?
Yes, a hospitality room will be setup for your use during the event on Friday and Saturday. Water and light snacks will be available on Thursday.

When should I arrive?
Community Volunteers should arrive 1 hour prior to their shift they have selected on the volunteer registration form. Please allow yourself time to find parking and get to the convention center.

How long are the shifts?
The shifts are approximately 6.5 hours long.

Two exceptions to the 6.5 hour shifts are:
1) Thursday 5-10PM
2) The Thursday unloading/set up shift and the Sunday breakdown/loading shift.

What should I wear?
Scrubs, jeans, tee shirts, knit shirts, casual closed-toe shoes are required.