Multiple volunteer positions with Virginia Garcia health center

Virginia Garcia is a catalyst for change in health care delivery. The Mission of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center is to provide high quality, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate primary health care to the communities of Washington and Yamhill counties with a special emphasis on migrant and seasonal farmworkers and others with barriers to receiving health care.

Current volunteer opportunities:

Children’s Sessions Aides and Instructors: Support our spring break, summer, and winter break fun and educational programs for kids at our Cornelius and Beaverton Wellness Centers.

Cooking Matters Instructor: Provide valuable cooking and nutrition education to members of your community. Training provided by Oregon Food Bank. Seeking instructors for both Spanish and English speaking patients.

Event Support: We hold a number of community and fundraising events throughout the year and need help on everything from guest registration to selling raffle tickets to running a smoothie bike. Some of our events planned for 2018: Health Care Symposium on Toxic Stress (4/26/18), Grape Adventure (6/30), Health and Resource Fairs in celebration of National Health Center Week (8/10-8/17), and ¡Prospera! gala (9/15).

Food Bank: Support our monthly food pantry program we are doing in partnership with the Oregon Food Bank in Cornelius and Beaverton. We will be giving away fresh produce and dry foods to needy families in a farmer’s market type of environment. We will also be cooking and serving recipe samples to give people ideas of how to prepare healthy foods.

Health and Resource Fair Intern: Help our Outreach Manager prepare an incredible event in Cornelius on August 17th. It takes months of preparation to pull off a successful fair with hundreds of community members and dozens of local organizations participating. A basic level of Spanish skills is preferred.

Migrant Camp Outreach: Every summer, our mobile clinic visits migrant and seasonal farmworker patients at their job sites. We need volunteers to help us count patients, assist our health educators, run children’s activities, distribute donated items, and more. Spanish speaking ability required.

MyChart Enrollment: Help patients in our Hillsboro clinic enroll in our online portal to see lab results, email their provider, etc. Spanish ability and a regular volunteer schedule required.

Wellness Center Greeter: Welcome and orient patients and community members to the Beaverton Wellness Center.

Wellness Instructors: Teach our patients and community members in Cornelius and Beaverton in exercise classes like yoga or tai chi, self-defense, resume writing, English, crafting with seniors and kids, and more.

To apply, or for more information, please contact Julie Titus at 503-352-8611 or jtitus2@vgmhc.org

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