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ORGANIZATION: The ALS Association: MN/ND/SD

DME - Wheelchairs
Wheelchairs at our DME loan pool.

We're looking for 2 new volunteers to help at our durable medical equipment (DME) loan pool housed at Reliable Medical in Brooklyn Park. The ideal person will be mechanically minded, highly organized, and available on Tuesdays or Thursdays, either weekly or every other week for a four-hour shift sometime between 9:00 am- 4:00 pm (earlier in the day is most helpful). Our DME loan pool is our state's most utilized program. This equipment, loaned out free of charge, allows people to maintain independence and stay safe as their ALS progresses. These volunteers will help our staff process the large number of requests we receive each week so that items are sent out as efficiently as possible. Responsibilities and Duties

  • Retrieve medical equipment that has been requested by someone living with ALS.
  • Charge electrical medical equipment, such as lifts and power wheelchairs, when necessary.
  • Return medical equipment to its proper location, rearranging items as necessary.
  • Keep track of items returned, retrieved, and trashed.
  • Make small mechanical repairs, as able.
Qualifications
  • Knowledge of durable medical equipment preferred
  • Skilled in small mechanical repairs (ex: repairing cable brakes or assessing issues with rolling casters)
  • Highly organized with excellent attention to detail
  • Able to bend and lift up to 50 pounds/awkward shapes
  • Willing to learn and use safe lifting techniques
  • Capable of walking up and down a flight of stairs/ladder multiple times during a shift
  • Comfort working in a warehouse setting with temperature fluctuations and limited air conditioning

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About The ALS Association: MN/ND/SD

Location:

1919 University Avenue West, Suite 175, St. Paul, MN 55104, US

Mission Statement

To discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.

Description

What is ALS?

ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a degenerative disease of the central nervous system. ALS results in the progressive weakness of voluntary muscles which often leads to total paralysis. There is no known cause or cure for ALS. People with ALS typically live between two and five years after being diagnosed.

How does The ALS Association help?

We fulfill our mission by offering programs, services, and equipment free of charge to anyone affected by ALS residing in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

  • Durable Medical Equipment Loan Pool
  • Communication and Assistive Device Program
  • Family Respite Services
  • Volunteer Help
  • Support Services

Our work is funded by individual donations and the money raised by our special events.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Community, Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Reliable Medical9495 Winnetka Avenue North, Suite 200Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

(45.12766,-93.38793)
 

SKILLS

  • Warehousing
  • Inventory Management
  • Organization
  • Problem Solving
  • Appliance Repair
  • Electronics

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Tuesdays or Thursdays: 4-hour shift sometime between 9 am-4 pm (once/week or every other week)
  • Online interest form (https://alsa.tfaforms.net/133), phone or Zoom interview with loan pool staff, 2 references.

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