Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center and Foundation. Virginia Garcia was founded by volunteers and we continue to honor the time, energy and skills that volunteers bring to our organization.

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Current Volunteer Opportunities

We are currently developing our volunteer program to better serve our organization, our dedicated volunteers and community supporters.  A list of volunteer opportunities can be found below.

(Opportunity #1) - Become a greeter or runner at our Cornelius and Beaverton clinics:  

  • Volunteers will assist the front staff with running patients their curbside pharmacy pick-up orders by delivering them from the clinic to the patients’ vehicles. Other tasks include assisting the front staff as greeters and asking patients questions (some example questions are listed below):
  • - Have you gotten a COVID screening in the last 2 weeks?
  • - Have you been tested in the last 2 weeks?
  • - Do you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness or breath, headaches?
  • - Are you here for an appointment or for the pharmacy?
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  • Volunteer hours: Monday - Friday: 9 am - 6 pm or 12 pm - 6 pm 
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(Opportunity #2) – Holiday Food Box

We are expecting food boxes for our patients from a community partner. We are looking for volunteers to help assemble the boxes as well as deliver them to our clinics. 

Date: Tuesday, December 22

Volunteer shift: 11 am – 2 pm or 3 pm – 6 pm

Location: The food box assembly will be at our administrative building in Hillsboro. Delivery will depend on the location but all boxes will be picked up from the administrative building. 

(Opportunity #3) – Food distribution at our McMinnville clinic

Description: We need volunteers to help sort and pack up food at our McMinnville clinic to prepare for food boxes to be delivered.

Dates: every Thursday until March

Volunteer shift: 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Location: Virginia Garcia McMinnville Clinic (115 NE May Lane McMinnville, OR 97128)

Due to COVID-19 please bring your own mask, snacks and water. These tasks will involve standing for long hours in various weather conditions. 

Adequate PPE will be provided; the level and type will be based on the specific duties being performed. These tasks will involve standing for long hours in various weather conditions. Due to COVID-19 please bring your own snacks and water.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at smagana@vgmhc.org.

If you are interested in volunteering with Virginia Garcia, please download and submit an Application / Solicitud de Voluntario.

For information about student learning and internship opportunities, please click here.

Administrative Support

Data entry, filing, and various other administrative tasks are needed to keep our operations running. Use your detail-oriented skills to help our behind-the-scenes trains run on time.

Advocacy

Virginia Garcia works to make sure our patients’ interests are represented in local, state, and national policy decisions. Register voters, contact your elected officials, and engage community members in making sure everyone has access to great health care.

Children's Session Aide and Instructor

We’ll have various activities at our Cornelius Wellness Center over the summer, from arts and crafts to dance to making (and eating) snacks, and more. We’ll need volunteer help with keeping kids engaged and supporting the instructors’ plans.

Events

Our Foundation holds a few events each year to raise funds and awareness of our work. We’ll need volunteers to help with event prep the day before, and various tasks (like guest registration, ushering, raffle ticket sales, and parking support) the day of, for each of the following events

  • Health Care Symposium. Monday, May 13th, 3:30-9pm at OHSU
  • Grape Adventure.  Saturday, July 20th, 3-9pm at REX HILL Winery in Newberg
  • National Health Center Week. Week of August 4-10, multiple clinic locations and times
  • ¡Prospera!  Friday, September 27th, 4-10pm, The Sentinel in Portland
Food Bank

Support our monthly free food markets in partnership with the Oregon Food Bank in Cornelius, Hillsboro, and Beaverton. We will be giving away fresh produce and dry foods to needy families in a farmer’s market type of environment. We may also cook and serve recipe samples to give people ideas of how to prepare healthy foods.

Garden

Help our Cornelius Wellness Center garden grow! The garden is used for teaching healthy food options, herbal medicine, and producing delicious food for our patient community.

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.

Find out more about what we do in Outreach.

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.

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