5 people are interested
Volunteer Medical Interpreter - Portuguese or Spanish - Evenings in Marlborough or Sudbury
ORGANIZATION: MetroWest Free Medical Program
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5 people are interested
Would you like to make a difference right here in MetroWest by supporting access for patients to health care?
The MetroWest Free Medical Program is seeking interpreters to support our volunteer physicians and nurses with translation during free medical appointments.
The majority of our patients are Brazilian immigrants or Brazilian citizens and speak Portuguese as their primary language.
We are looking for volunteer medical interpreters who are bilingual in English/Spanish and/or English/Portuguese.
Volunteers who have taken a 40-hour medical interpreting training course are preferred.
Lived experience is highly valuable.
Our clinics are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings in Marlborough from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. Our Adult Medicine Clinic is Tuesdays and our Women’s Health Clinic is Thursdays.
We hold a vision clinic once a month on Mondays in Sudbury.
Please note: To support community health, we require all onsite volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear masks at our clinics.
We seek individuals who are willing to volunteer. We also welcome consultants; the
current rate per evening clinic for paid consultants is $40/clinic.
If you are interested, please see our website at www.metrowestfreemedicalprogram.org
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About MetroWest Free Medical Program
246 Maple Street Suite 1, Marlborough, MA 01752, US
MetroWest Free Medical Program serves as an entry point to the healthcare system for those in our community who are uninsured/insufficiently insured. Even with continued advances in health care, many gaps in access remain. Our program fills a critical need, offering a place for patients to go other than the ER and providing access to immediate and preventative care. We are a vital part of the health safety net. We provide free medical care to individuals during evening clinics in Framingham and Sudbury. Our volunteer providers offer direct medical care in Adult Medicine on Tuesday evenings, Women’s Health on Thursday evenings, and Vision on Monday evenings. We also refer patients for additional services and health care resources. We have interpreters available for patients during our clinics.
We serve individuals who live primarily in Framingham, Marlborough, and MetroWest. Providing access to health care for low-income residents, particularly for individuals who are immigrants and newcomers, regardless of circumstances, is the heart of our work. The majority of patients we see are Brazilian or Latinx and speak Portuguese and/or Spanish. We see up to 16 patients per clinic, or ~100 patients per month. We have held over 25,000 patient visits since our founding in 2004. We are a dedicated and passionate team that is committed to health care access. We engage over 80 active volunteers including physicians and nurses who provide direct care, board members and clinical and non-clinical volunteers, and patient navigators, scribes, and interpreters. We engage additional interpreters as consultants in-person and remotely. We have an extended network of partners with whom we collaborate. We are proud to have attained the 2022 National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics Gold Standards Rating.
Where We Work and Volunteer: Lexington Eye Associates at 534 Boston Post Road in Sudbury, MA is the location of our Vision clinic, held monthly on Monday evenings. 246 Maple Street Suite 1 in Marlborough, MA, is the location of our Adult Medicine and Women’s Health clinics, held weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We encourage patients and require onsite volunteers and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. We observe health and safety precautions found in other medical settings.
246 Maple Street Suite 1Marlborough, MA 01752
July 20, 2023