Category: Volunteer Opportunity

MLK Day Team Leader applications by Oct 25

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service



We are already planning for the upcoming 2014 MLK Day of Service Food Drive! Are you a natural leader with a passion for service? Then sign up to be a TEAM LEADER for this year’s MLK day activities! As a Team Leader, you will be responsible for attending a TL training, recruiting volunteers, helping train volunteers, and MLK Day event planning! Fill out this application and submit it to the Center for Service-Learning by email or in person at the PUB Rm. 9301

ETCH Health Education – Volunteers Wanted

Hi all, ETCH (Education Transforming Community Health) is recruiting new volunteers for fall and beyond! We are an interdisciplinary student project associated SHIFA, a non-profit organization based out of UWSOM. We offer weekly health education sessions to homeless adults in downtown Seattle. Through our community partnerships, we strive to create health education curriculum that bridges evidence-based practice and the voices of the many homeless communities in Seattle. We aim to provide knowledge, skills, and tools to improve the quality of life of our participants. Weekly sessions offer volunteers a great opportunity to connect with members of homeless communities while expanding your knowledge of preventative care, health systems, and social justice. Commitment is flexible – we ask that volunteers participate in at least one session per month for at least 6 months – though if you’re interested in being more involved we also have many more opportunities for volunteering, advocacy, and leadership. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved, regardless of experience. If you are interested in joining, please complete the attached Volunteer Interest Survey and email our volunteer coordinator at mjmaileh<mailto:mjmaileh Hope to see you soon! ETCH Seattle

Young Adult Stroke Survivors, Volunteer Opportunity for Students

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My name is Reva Robinson and I am a speech-language pathologist > involved with the Young Adult Stroke Survivor (YASS) group based > out of Northwest Hospital. I am the volunteer coordinator for the group and I would like to expand our pool of volunteers to include (prospective) students from health disciplines beyond speech-language pathology.

*ABOUT*: YASS is a monthly group for stroke survivors and their loved ones to socialize, share information, and hear presentations on special products and services from public and private organizations in the Greater Seattle area. Typical topics at group sessions include, but are not limited to: health & fitness; maintaining participation in everyday activities; learning and using compensatory strategies; and acquiring or financing medical/rehab/legal services. The group is also affiliated with the Stroke and Head Injury Caregiver Support Group, a closed group for stroke survivors’ loved ones to receive emotional support.

*MEETING DETAILS*: The group runs from September to June and meets every third Saturday from 2-4pm in the TCU Auditorium at Northwest > Hospital (by Northgate Mall). Thus, the next group meeting will be Saturday, Sept. 21.

*VOLUNTEERING*: Students interested in volunteering can contact me, Reva Robinson, at reva.robinson mailto:reva.robinson

Volunteers can attend during the meeting time only, but it’s often helpful for them to come beforehand to help set up and/or to stay afterwards to help clean up. As an SLP, my emphasis is usually on facilitating communication for the group but, depending on the experience of the volunteers, opportunities more related to other health disciplines may arise. However, regardless of how volunteers participate, attending YASS is a great way for undergraduate and graduate students to gain more experience with this population. For any questions or more information, or to direct me to an appropriate liaison, please feel free to email me at this address. I look forward to hearing from you!

Best Regards, > Reva M Robinson, MSc SLP-CF > <a href="mailto:reva.robinson <mailto:reva.robinson</mailto:

Pre-nursing students/volunteer opportunities

Odyssey Hospice has volunteer opportunities for pre-nursing students. These would be great health care experiences for application purposes. Please see the contact below.

From: Monastersky, Chava [mailto:Chava.Monastersky] LICSW Odyssey Hospice, a Gentiva company 115 NE 100th St, suite 210 Seattle, WA 98125 T: 206 525-1090 F: 206 525-109

Million Meals Volunteer Opportunity

This summer I am working for United Way of King County as an Americorps VISTA Summer Associate for the One Million Meals Campaign. This campaign focuses on the 99,000 school children who rely on free or reduced-price lunch during the school year. However in the summer, only 1 in 7 takes part in free meal programs. So in various locations, United Way and our community partners are setting up meal and activity sites where anyone 18 and younger can get a free bite to eat. All over King County these meal programs are taking place and my specific site is in Lakeridge Lutheran Church in Renton, WA (near Skyway). We have an outreach volunteer opportunity on July 13th from 9-12 as well as daily volunteer opportunities from 12-3 every Monday through Friday until August 23rd. If you want more information please visit to sign up! — Monica Ng BS Public Health University of Washington

Global health teams to Mexico & Belize

ISL… seeking inspiration through service! International Service Learning Students: This year, consider joining an ISL global health team to Mexico or Belize. Travel to a beautiful destination, provide health services and medications for developing communities, and learn through meaningful engagement. Visit our schedule for a list of all available dates. For faculty: We can integrate our existing programs with your academic courses, allowing you to tailor the service learning experience to your educational goals. Students gain valuable skills and global perspective, while developing communities receive health services and medications to which they would otherwise have little or no access. Our Mission: ISL strives to enhance academic learning through service experience while providing quality health care and other services in developing communities. We utilize in-country professionals and offer practical experience through programs which observe the highest ethical standards and inspire volunteers to a lifestyle of service. Find out more:

Gap Medics International Hospital Experience

Gap Medics International Hospital Experience *Forward this information to all Pre-Med and Pre-Health students at your university asap!* Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser Gap Medics Do you want to study medicine? Pre-Medicine – Pre-Nursing – Pre-Dentistry Pre-Nurse Midwife – Pre-Physicians Assistant *Gap Medics* is an unique pre-health organization which provides medical work experience projects designed to educate and inspire students from all over the world through an international program of short term medical shadowing placements. Gap Medics projects are open to all American pre-health and pre-med students who are preparing for further education in a medical field and would strongly benefit from gaining academically relevant work experience and spending time shadowing a professional. With projects in Tanzania, Thailand, Zanzibar and the Czech Republic Gap Medics provides a unique opportunity to shadow doctors in international hospitals where you will join a group for a fully supported 2 to 6 week project of shadowing, observing and learning from professional physicians at work in a variety of clinical departments. A program of tutored medical seminars presented by respected physicians and covering an array of healthcare topics is provided in the afternoons and will offer pre-healthcare students an absolutely unrivalled insight into life as a medical professional and day to day business in the hospital While on placement students will join a like-minded group from all over the world and live at one of our own fully managed student houses where a full team of Gap Medics staff are on hand 24 hours a day to ensure everyone has all the assistance and support they need including our chefs who prepare a fantastic array of local and international specialities for your enjoyment. Outside of the hospital there is loads of exciting things to do, how about a weekend of elephant trekking through the jungles of northern Thailand or exploring the exotic markets and learning how to cook the perfect Thai green curry; on our Tanzania placement you could take a once in a lifetime Safari out into Ruaha national park in central Tanzania while sessions at the house will give you an introduction into the local languages allowing you interact further with the locals and your mentors at the hospital. Gap Medics essentially gives students the much needed experience of interacting with doctors in a real working hospital environment, observing them in everything they do including ‘scrubbing in’ to observe in surgery and receiving close interactive mentorship from an array of highly respected medicals professionals. Gap Medics will give you the experience, knowledge and motivation to truly excel in your studies and will inspire you in the next step of your journey towards a medical career! Are you a Pre-Health Advisor? Click here for more information! American Pre-Health Summer Special, 2013! This summer join a very special project aimed at you guys; travel to either Tanzania, Thailand, Zanzibar or the Czech Republic to join a fully supported educational shadowing placement, only VERY limited numbers of places are available on these projects which are scheduled to begin on Sunday the 26th of May and Sunday the 9th of June 2013. *This amazing project is filling up very quickly so click here to APPLY NOW!* *Click here to read about the experiences of Pre-Med students who joined in 2012* The American summer special projects are going to be amazing but dont worry if you cant make it on those dates, our international projects are available year round and spaces are filling fast for 2013, complete an online application for more information and remember to let us know where you study! *Join our global network of almost 15,000 pre-med and pre-healthcare students on Facebook Twitter! Gap Medics – Launching American Medical Careers In 2013!* /Copyright © 2013 Gap Medics, All rights reserved./ unsubscribe from this list | update subscription preferences

Volunteer with Puget Sound Blood Center

Looking for a fun, flexible, convenient way to give back to the community? Help Save Lives – Volunteer on-campus with the Puget Sound Blood Center · Donor Monitor – Serve refreshments while monitoring donors for reactions. Volunteer scheduling is flexible · Online scheduling system. · On-campus volunteer opportunities · Volunteer when it fits in with your schedule. Steps to volunteering · Print out a volunteer application and reference forms at Robync or call 206-427-1654

Vietnam Health Clinic 2013

Hey everyone!

We are excited to announce that the volunteer application for Vietnam Health Clinic 2013 is now open!

Vietnam Health Clinic (VHC) is a non-profit, student-led organization dedicated to improving healthcare access and services to the underprivileged population of Vietnam. From diagnosing patients in Triage to assisting health professionals and local graduate students with patient consultations: volunteers have many opportunities to learn the process of rural medicine and the basic healthcare system within two weeks. We aim to deliver a proactive experience for our volunteers who are interested in social work and healthcare professions. While providing shadowing opportunities and dynamic involvement for our student volunteers, we emphasize our central goal of minimizing health disparities in Vietnam.

Our application closes on December 19th, 2012 at 11:59 PM, and it can be found here: Volunteer Application 2013, or at: under the “Volunteer” section. Please be sure to submit your application as well as a recommendation form by the deadline to be considered.

Two informational sessions will be held this week on November 28th and November 29th in Smith 313 at 5:30 pm.

If you have any question or concerns, please visit our site for more information and FAQs or email us at info. We look forward to meeting you!


Vietnam Health Clinic 2013 _______________________________________________

Spanish Immersion Program in Guatemala, Nov 30 deadline

Dear Potential Participant,

The Somos Hermanos Spanish Immersion program has an extended deadline of November 30th, 2012.

The Somos Hermanos SIP aims to reduce the health care disparity experienced by Latinos by increasing the number of bilingual, culturally competent health care providers in the U.S. To achieve this, groups of students live in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala for 6 months where their time is split between intensive, one-on-one Spanish language instruction and participating in volunteer projects. Throughout the program students live with a Guatemalan family, attend weekly lectures, and participate in culturally relevant field trips and activities (including one week in Oaxaca, Mexico and 11 days in El Salvador) – all of which contribute to a greater understanding of Latin American cultures.

The Somos Hermanos SIP targets students who have completed their undergraduate education and are taking a year off before continuing on to graduate school in the health professions. We accept students who will be attending graduate school for medicine, dentistry, nursing, psychology, physical therapy, public health, and other health-related fields.

For more information regarding our program, please visit our website at: info .

Application deadline for both sessions is NOVEMBER 30st, 2012.

We look forward to hearing from you soon,

Joe Herrold and Elise Wach, Directors USC Somos Hermanos
Student Immersion Program info