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. Other volunteer opportunities frequently arise, so please connect even if none of the above opportunities seem to be a good match for you.

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

For questions, please contact our  Volunteer Coordinator.

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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