There are many ways for anyone to get involved with Project Heart Start.
- Approach your sports club, church, neighborhood association, senior center or school to get their support to host a PHS training.
- Identify a “leader” or leader who will organize the training.
- Help promote Project Heart Start and spread the word about the importance of calling 911 and doing chest compressions 100 per minute hard and fast. You can engage your friends and join us on Facebook to share your stories and see what others are doing.
- Become a volunteer
Become a Volunteer
Project Heart Start depends largely on volunteers to fulfill its mission, to train every able person in New Mexico. You can volunteer to help with an event, become a leader and organize a training at your company or club, site coordinator, or you can become a facilitator to teach the program.
Volunteer to help with an event.
PHS needs help with the annual NM Project Heart Start Day in June. The training will be held in various cities and communities around the state. Specific locations will be announced as soon they are known. Volunteers are needed to serve on the planning committee, help with marketing and fundraising and to help with set up and logistics on the day of the event and the weeks leading up to it. Time commitment ranges 3 – 4 months to a few hours. If you are interested please fill out the volunteer application and we will be in touch with you.
Become a leader
Become a leader and organize a training at your company, organization or club. Read more.
Become a site coordinator
Or you can help us by becoming a volunteer site coordinator who is responsible for coordinating and scheduling regular Project Heart Start trainings at assigned location. The site coordinator works closely with the NMHI Foundation Project Coordinator toward the goal of teaching all New Mexicans to perform the new compression-only CPR. Sites include senior centers, sports clubs, churches and more. Contact Amanda Gabaldon at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Become a facilitator and teach the program.
A facilitator’s role is to teach the life saving skills shown in the video to groups of 5-15 people in various settings and locations. Facilitators should be people with a medical background such as EMTs and paramedics, fire fighters, nurses or students in any of these fields. Although it is desired for facilitators to have teaching experience it is not required. Facilitators do not have to be certified instructors and training to become a facilitator can be obtained by viewing the facilitator training video. The organization helps new facilitators with briefings and can match new volunteers with a mentor. Please see facilitator job description for more details.