Daily Archives: February 5, 2015

Internship Opportunity with HealthCorps

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HealthCorps seeks a Community and Event Management Intern to work in our headquarters in lower Manhattan for 10 hours a week.  They can adjust to individual’s schedule; prefer someone to start immediately and work with until the end of May, with the option to extend the internship into the summer.  They are able to provide school credit and other relatable acknowledgement of internship.


Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Working with our Volunteers Coordinator to help train and vet potential volunteers from across the country
  • Helping the Volunteers Coordinator and Associate Producers build relationships with organizations and leaders in the community
  • Working with our Events Team to help plan and run our annual gala in April and our Highway to Health festival in May



  • Experience or strong interest in event planning and volunteer management
  • Attention to detail
  • A strong work ethic
  • A friendly and professional demeanor
  • Ability to train and lead other people
  • Flexibility and a desire to learn

HealthCorps® is a 501 (c) 3 founded in 2003 by heart surgeon and Daytime Emmy Award-winning host Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa to combat the childhood obesity crisis. HealthCorps is building a nationwide movement to shape a new generation.

HealthCorps Coordinators lead unique in-school and community programming designed to foster physical and mental fitness, particularly among high-need populations. The Coordinators serve as peer-mentors who deliver a progressive curriculum in nutrition, exercise and mental strength to students nationwide. For more than a decade, the HealthCorps program has inspired its participants to adopt a healthier lifestyle. And the HealthCorps schools have served as Living Labs through which we can explore the complex, underlying causes of the obesity crisis, as well as discover, communicate implement and advocate for national and regional solutions.

Today, the program network spans 56 schools in 11 states and the District of Columbia. Ultimately, HealthCorps’ goal is to extend the reach of its program to an ever-wider network of American communities. To that end, in 2012, we introduced HealthCorps University, a train the trainer professional development program that makes available the HealthCorps principles and curriculum to virtually any school, community or organization.

For more information, please visit at www.healthcorps.org and follow us on Twitter and on Facebook.

Health Corps Annual Gala Volunteer Opportunities

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Charity Benefiting Dr. Mehmet Oz's Healthcorps Organization

Annual GARDEN GALA Benefiting

Gala Overview

HealthCorps®’ Ninth Annual Black-Tie Fundraiser Gala hosted by co-founders Lisa & Mehmet Oz, M.D.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 6:30 pm to Midnight Cipriani Wall Street New York, 55 Wall Street, New York City 10005

To fund HealthCorps’® continued expansion across the United States and raise brand awareness of our fight against the childhood obesity crisis.

Highlighting our  program growth Honoring like-minded people who are improving children’s health and well-being ● Promoting the partners who help our programs shine Celebrating the success of our Coordinators and Students

Invited Guests include celebrities, politicians, philanthropists, and leaders in business, finance, health, and entertainment

Hosted by Dr. Mehmet Oz (heart surgeon and the two-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning host of the three-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning “The Dr. Oz Show) and his wife Lisa Oz (author and media personality)

Past Guests include Goldie Hawn, Gloria Steinem, Quincy Jones, Hugh and Deb Jackman, Marlo Thomas, Diane Sawyer, Russell Simmons, Ben Vereen, LL Cool J, Matthew Modine, Wyclef Jean, James Blunt, Gayle King, Harold Hamm, John Mack, Donna Karan, Rocco DiSpirito, New York Governor David Paterson and NY First Lady Michelle Paige Paterson, NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn, NYC Councilman Joel Rivera, Tara and Peter Guber, Tibor Hollo, Trey Songz, Kevin Liles, BK Boreyko, and Miss Universe.

Our Host Committee incorporates organizations and individuals from across the country, representing all areas of interest and is currently in formation

The Annual Garden Gala is our largest single fundraising event: through the gala, we have

Details: entertained over 5,300 Guests and raised over $16.1 million.

Maximum of 600 Guests Tickets: $1,000 per person ​(Sponsor opportunities available) Unique “Festival of Health” Cocktail Reception with tasty food samples, performances and interactive exhibits VIP Red Carpet Photos with Dr. & Mrs. Oz and our Honorees Dinner programs & dancing featuring live music and featured performances Printed keepsake Program Journal ​(advertising opportunities available) ● Online AuctionGift Bags and Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for all Guests


The Cause: Annual GARDEN GALA Benefiting

501(c) 3 non-profit national service program fighting the childhood obesity  crisis by building a nationwide movement to shape a new generation.

Program is:

Peer-mentoring for the Whole Child, activating students’ mind, body and spirit A New Educational Paradigm for Wellness with an Innovative Curriculum A Living Research Laboratory for Health Messaging A Hub of Coordinators to connect similar organizations

HealthCorps “Coordinators” carry out unique in school and community programming targeting high-need populations. Using peer mentoring to deliver a progressive curriculum in nutrition, fitness and mental strength, HealthCorps Coordinators give teens purpose, help develop human character and inspire an interest in health and culinary arts careers. HealthCorps also serves as a unique research laboratory — exploring the complex, underlying causes of the obesity crisis and discovering and communicating solutions.

We have introduced HealthCorps University, a new “train the trainer” professional development program that makes the HealthCorps principles and curriculum available to virtually any school.

HealthCorps’ national peer mentoring program spans 56 schools in 12 states: (CA, DE, FL, MA, MD, MS, NJ, NY, OK, OH, OR, TX) and the District of Columbia. We have impacted 142,900 students and 285,800 friends and family through our work.

For more information please contact:

mario@phylanthropic.com or volunteer@healthcorps.org


Highway 2 Health Volunteer Opportunities

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Marketing Coordinator – to assist in community outreach including donated advertising, flyer distribution, group booking, and press coverage approx. 20 hrs + day of event


Set Up Team Leader – coordinate set up and help designate the timeline, attend planning meetings & oversee event execution; approx. 12 hrs + day of event


Break Down Team Leader – coordinate break down and help designate the timeline, attend planning meetings and oversee event execution; approx. 12 hrs + day of event


Greeter / Surveys Team Leader – coordinate the team of greeters & surveyors to help direct attendees through event and secure demographics; approx. 10 hrs + day of event


Exhibitor Check In Assistant – assist with managing exhibitors from pre-event information distribution to check in and check out day of event; approx. 8 hrs + day of event


Fitness Tent Assistant – assist with the coordination of the demonstrations and traffic flow within the Fitness Tent; approx. 8 hrs + day of event


Teen Battle Chef Assistant – assist with the coordination of the student cooking program including food prep, on stage demonstration logistics, samples and cleanup process; approx. 15 hrs + day of event


Exhibitor Outreach Assistant– assist with reaching out to potential Exhibitors and Screeners for booths at the Health Fair.  Working closely with Line Producer Ashleigh Awusie 20 hrs + day of event

For more information please reach out to

Camille McGirt

HealthCorps Coordinator, NIH-NIDDK Research

Academy for Conservation and the Environment

South Shore Educational Complex

6565 Flatlands Ave

New York, NY 11236

P: (718) 968-4101 Ext. 2771

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