Become a volunteer medic at the BFC
1 person is interested
The Medical Section is looking for new volunteer medics! A pply before Sunday February 9th to help us expand our staffing and our service to the community! No prior medical or healthcare experience is required.
The Medical Section offers free acute medical care, TB testing, and STI screening to all members of the community. Volunteers will be trained in skills required to be a community healthcare worker, including history taking, venipuncture, injections, conducting physical examinations, basic pharmacology, and harm reduction counseling. No prior experience is required.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Berkeley Free Clinic
2339 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, US
The mission of the Berkeley Free Clinic is to empower individuals and communities by providing accessible, client-centered health services and information. Since the Clinic opened, there has been an ever-present, albeit dynamic, need for its services as social conditions have undergone shifts and changes. It has become something of an icon in the area, and has served countless thousands in a variety of ways during its 45-year history. Its founding principles and structures survive to this day:
All services at the BFC emphasize education, self-knowledge, and increasing awareness and access to appropriate resources. Whenever possible, our goal is to demystify health care and other human services, both for the volunteer members of the Clinic and for clients. We believe that individuals and communities should be educated and empowered with regard to their health care. In practice, this means that we emphasize education and offer referrals to help meet any needs that are outside the scope of our services. We attempt to include our clients in their own care by inviting their input and observations, and by fully describing possible solutions to their concerns.
We'll work with your schedule.
2339 Durant AvenueBerkeley, CA 94704
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- The training involves classes every weekend for 6 months. Most trainees train for an additional 6mo after the end of classes. You are expected to volunteer for an additional 1.5yr after you finish training.
- No experience is necessary. Please see our website or email if you have questions!