VOLUNTEER

MEANINGFUL WORK. VALUABLE EXPERIENCES.

Volunteers are at the very heart of our mission. Our free mobile clinics could not take place without the hard work and expertise of our healthcare providers and general volunteers. As our clinics provide comprehensive health care to underserved areas, healthcare providers of many specializations are always needed throughout the year.

Healthcare providers

The specialized skill and medical expertise of all licensed healthcare professionals are always needed to ensure that we provide high quality care to patients who find the most value in our free health services. Dental and medical assistants must be registered to participate. All licensed professionals must have a valid license(s) and certification(s) to be practicing in their specialized field in the state of California. 

Departments:

Dental: All Dentists, Oral Surgeons, Dental Hygienists, and registered Dental Assistants 

Vision: All Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Optometric Techs, and licensed Opticians

Medical: MDs, DOs, Physician Assistants (PA), Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapists, Registered Nurses, Pharmacists, etc. Other specialized healthcare providers may be needed depending on location of clinic. Contact us for more information. 

Eastern Medicine: Licensed Acupuncturists, Doctors of Oriental Medicine, DOs

Triage: Registered Nurses, Paramedics, EMTs, AEMTs, LPNs, LVNs

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Health care Students

Health care students looking for hands-on experiences and life-changing exposure to serving the marginalized populations are welcome to participate at our clinics. However, we are not a teaching operation-- our focus is on providing professional and comfortable free quality care to patients in need. 

All health care students are required to have supervision-- either by a faculty member or by one of our licensed professionals in the relevant field. Students on a professional health track include Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, Pre-Nursing, and Pre-Optometry. No Pre-Health undergraduates are able to provide patient care and must register as a general volunteer if interested in participating. As a general volunteer, you would still be able to observe many aspects of our operations. 

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general volunteers

You don't have to be a healthcare professional or in the medical field to help run our free health clinics! General volunteers are especially essential in ensuring our clinics run smoothly. Free Health Clinic volunteers must be at least 18 years old, due to the handling of confidential patient information and possible contact with blood-borne pathogens at our clinics. 

General volunteer tasks include helping with set-up/clean-up, traffic flow, checking in patients, registering patients, translating, escorting patients to designated locations, handling patient paperwork, serving food, and answering any general questions. All general volunteers are required to attend an orientation prior to participating at our clinics. 

All volunteers must understand, acknowledge, and accept the laws and regulations from OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), and serve courteously! 

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For any further questions, feel free to contact us at volunteer@wealthbyhealth.org. See you at our next clinic!