Call for Volunteers for Mission Health Day, a Free Health Screening Event

Mission Health Day is a special event designed to connect adult community members, who are uninsured, underinsured, and those with housing risk, to free, essential health screenings and services, social support, and give-away items.

By Angela Barbosa

This year, Mission Health Day will be held on Saturday, November 4, from 9am – 2pm at a new location at the Danbury War Memorial, at 1 Memorial Drive, Danbury, CT. Rain or shine!

“This is a 100% volunteer-driven event, so all the clinical providers and non-clinical staff who participate in the event will be volunteering.  In addition to our volunteers, we also expect a number of nursing students to volunteer,” explained Amy Lionheart, network manager of Volunteer Services at Nuvance Health.

If you are an existing volunteer or have participated in Mission Health Day before, Lionheart explains that you should have a profile in the Nuvance Health volunteer portal at

“Log in with your email address and password. Once you log in, you will see a menu item called Sign up for a Special Event or Group. Then you can select the Mission Health Day 2023 application form.”

Volunteers, age 18 years or older are crucial to help on Saturday, as well as on the day before the event. “In addition to the day-of-event activities, we will be setting up on Friday, November 3rd between noon and 5 pm and we are seeking volunteers for this time as well,” said Lionheart.

On the day of the event, volunteers can serve as greeters, assist with registration, hand out food, and serve as runners, patient navigators/guides to help guide attendees through the screenings and educational programming. 

Due to the nature of the event, only volunteers aged 18 and older will be accepted to serve as a volunteer for Mission Health Day. 

“We welcome (Spanish and Portuguese speaking) volunteers to assist in this wonderful mission-driven event,” explained Lionheart. “Medical providers, nurses, patient care technicians, and lay persons who speak Spanish and/or Portuguese can help with day of event activities.”

New volunteers can register for the event at
Mission Health Day is being led by a large team of Nuvance Health volunteers representing many departments in collaboration with The New American Dream Foundation and the Danbury War Memorial.


For more information on how to get involved and volunteer at this event, or to learn about ongoing volunteer opportunities at Nuvance Health, please contact Amy Lionheart at