The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
After supporting his girlfriend through this process for a number of sessions, he, too, has started the removal process. Taking support to a whole new level...
We run a much-needed, friendly, effective tattoo removal program in San Pablo the third Saturday of each month from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM. We serve anyone who seeks our services no matter the reason. It is the only clinic of its kind, and we partner with New Skin out of San Jose for the professional medical services.
We love our clinic and our clients. The administrative portion of the clinic is staffed by mostly volunteers, and we need to expand our volunteer footprint to ensure we keep staffing levels appropriately supportive.
It's a five-hour commitment from 7:30 to 12:30. We feed our volunteers croissant egg sandwiches, and we have fruit and donuts available for staff and clients. Clients come here because they feel welcome and it's a fraction of the cost. We have been able to enroll a good portion of our clients into grants to lower or eliminate the cost in an effort to divert that money to more critical needs they may have (e.g., food, healthcare, gas).
This is about transforming lives, and it takes only coming to this clinic once to see why I volunteer my time one Saturday a month.
All volunteers complete an application through our partner, the City of San Pablo, and complete a LiveScan. We then HIPAA train each person, and begin training for specific roles. The training is not onerous; we keep it reasonable. Roles include registration, photography, VIP/Loyalty program, progress notes, check out and file runner.
We would welcome anyone who could commit to two (2) or more clinics per year. Please consider.
Basic Computer Skills
Microsoft Office Suite
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
five hours one Saturday per month
At least two Saturdays per year is minimum commitment