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.

Instructions on how to apply to volunteer:

If you are interested in volunteering with Virginia Garcia, please download and submit these forms Application, Drug Free Workplace Form, COVID Waiver, Compliance Form, Emergency Contact Form, and Photo Release Form/ Solicitud de Voluntario. Submit all of your forms to our Volunteer Coordinator Sammy at smagana@vgmhc.org. After 24-48 hours after your forms are reviewed you will get an email from CICS with a link to complete your background check. Once that goes through on our end (sometimes it can take up to 48 hours to process) then Sammy will reach out to you about getting you scheduled for your preferred volunteer shift. 

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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:

Volunteer at our clinic vaccination events for a non-medical role!

  • To view our roles that we need help with, please view our role descriptions for the non-medical roles we need help with here.
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  • Here are the schedules for the vaccination clinic events for each clinic: Beaverton Wellness Center, Hillsboro Clinic, Newberg Clinic, Cornelius Wellness Center. Details are coming for our McMinnville clinic.
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  • The vaccination event schedule for our Mobile Clinic can be viewed here. As well as the volunteer role descriptions, please note there are medical and non-medical roles for our Mobile Clinic volunteer opportunities and that the onboarding process for medical and non-medical volunteers will differ.
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  • 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.

  • [For information about volunteer opportunities at our Beaverton Food Pantry please see the Food Bank tab below]

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.

Due to COVID-19 these opportunities are not available at this 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.

Due to COVID-19 these volunteer opportunities are not available at this time.

 

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. Thursday, April 8th - on Zoom
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  • National Health Center Week. Week of August 9-13, multiple clinic locations and times
  • ¡Prospera!  Friday, October 1st - on Zoom
Food Bank

Support our monthly free food markets in partnership with the Oregon Food Bank 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.

Beaverton Food Pantry 

Volunteer Shift: 12:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Food Pantry Hours: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm 

Dates (the first Thursday of each month):

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  • - April 1, 2021
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  • - May 6, 2021
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  • - June 3, 2021
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  • - July 1, 2021
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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.

Due to COVID-19 these volunteer opportunities are not available.

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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