Help Homeless Patients get Access to Care!


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

503 Olympic BlvdSanta Monica, CA 90401


About

Homeless Patient Outreach Program at OPCC

Working in conjunction with Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC), VFC’s Homeless Patient Outreach program provides homeless individuals with access to quality, compassionate health care services.

We are looking for volunteers that are passionate about working to help our local homeless community by improving their health and well-being!

OPCC Access Center

This volunteer opportunity takes place at the OPCC Access Center, which is home to the OPCC's street outreach teams that engage homeless individuals on the streets, in parks and in other public spaces. The Access Center provides a full range of essential services onsite, including meals, clothing, mail and phone service, case management, mental health counseling, benefits assistance, and medical care in the Center's medical suite.

Administrative Support Role

The HP Outreach Administrative Volunteer role supports our onsite VFC Staff Coordinator with various administrative tasks.

Administrative tasks include:

  • Pull and file patient charts
  • Assist patients to complete registration and health insurance paperwork
  • Assist with patient flow, including patient intake and discharge

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Experience working with homeless patient population
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

Ideally, we would like to schedule a volunteer in this role who has a specific interest in and/or experience working with the Homeless Patient population. The patients that you will encounter at OPCC are all homeless, and many of them experience behavioral health concerns. We’d like to make sure that you will be confident and comfortable with the varying pace of the clinic, and the unique patient demographic.

Please note - Once we’ve set your schedule, we will plan to schedule a 1-month check in to determine if the role is a good fit for you, and for the care team at OPCC.

Additional details:

Location: Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC)

Address: 503 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

AvailableShifts:

  • Monday Mornings (8:30am-1pm)
  • Tuesday Afternoons (1:30pm-5pm)
  • Thursday Afternoons (1:30pm-5pm)
  • Friday Mornings (8:30am-1pm)

Skills

  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Administrative Support

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 12 hours/month, Minimum of 6 months Commitment
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