Remote volunteer opportunity

VCU Health is hosting weekly clinics to vaccinate community residents at the VCU Health Hub at 25th in Church Hill. Below, please find information regarding a unique volunteer opportunity to support these clinics by serving as a remote scheduler.

We invite you to sign up if you are interested and available.

Remote schedulers are responsible for contacting, screening, and registering community residents for their COVID-19 vaccine. We are looking for students with strong customer service skills who can volunteer approximately 10 per week.  We are looking for VCU students in good standing who are interested and:

  • Available for flexible volunteer shifts, which are generally available between 7a-6p. (Each shift is flexible.)
  • Have approximately 10 hours per week available, starting this week and continuing on a weekly basis throughout the Spring 2021 semester.
  • Attend a 30 minute orientation via Zoom either on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 or Wednesday, February 24, 2021 – exact time is TBD. Alternate arrangement for orientation can be made.

Remote schedulers will complete volunteer hours virtually and will not come on-site to campus or the Health Hub.

United Healthcare Network Accepting Board Position Applications

United Healthcare Network is accepting applications for two board positions, the secretary and social chair. The secretary will be responsible for event announcements, distributing flyers and buttons and scheduling weekly board meetings. The social chair will be responsible for managing social media accounts, designing event posters and formatting member emails. Apply at the following URL by 7 p.m. Dec. 4. For more information, contact Suzannah Boaz at uhcnatvcu@gmail.com or visit https://forms.gle/qPPWGLSQWNzaco6u8.

Volunteer Informational Panel

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Heart to Soul in Action is partnering with Ronald McDonald House Charities and The Doorways for an informational panel session. Panelists will discuss the mission of their respective organizations, their success stories and how VCU students can help them make an impact in the Richmond community. Participants will be entered into a raffle to win an Amazon Gift Card and will also receive an hour of volunteering for joining. Questions: email heart2soulinaction@gmail.com or visit https://vcu.campusgroups.com/hearttosoul/home/. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Harshita Balla at ballah@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/skype/7751186498.

Health Science Pipeline Summer Programs Workshop

Wednesday, October 28th at 12pm via Zoom

Are you interested in working as a healthcare professional? Do you have goals of attending VCU’s Health Professions schools? If this is you, then you should attend this workshop to learn about the Health Sciences Pipeline Summer programs that educate you on health science programs at VCU,and connect you with faculty in the programs. Hear from previous Health Science Pipeline Alumni students who have participated in our programs on Wednesday, October 28th from 12pm-1pm via Zoom.

Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvduirrDMvE92zXHNHlNfnwnj3LW9xH1Mo. For questions, please contact Lorayah Lenore (ltlenore@vcu.edu).

Spit for Science Seeks Undergraduate Research Assistants for Spring 2021

Undergraduate team members will assist with education and outreach and work in teams to develop research questions and analyze Spit for Science data. Students from all majors and at all class levels are welcome to apply. Enrollment will be for 3 credits (A-F grading system). The application deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 20. For more information, contact Amy Adkins at adkinsae@vcu.edu or visit https://spit4science.vcu.edu/.

Medical Scientist Training Club Research Workshop With Director of Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

Today (10/14) at 5pm!

Are you interested in starting research this year? Unsure how to find a lab during COVID-19? Medical Scientist Training Club will host a workshop with Herb Hill, director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. The event is open to all. Learn about on-campus research, summer opportunities and hear a Q&A with a student panel. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Anirban Mahanty at vcu.mstc@gmail.com or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/j/99149464180.

‘Finding Volunteer Opportunities: An Orientation to HandsOn Greater Richmond’

Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2020 from noon to 1 p.m.

The Center for Community Engagement and Impact will host a webinar. Join the center and the Community Foundation to find volunteer opportunities and learn about Richmond’s civic infrastructure. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Tito Luna at taluna@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/j/94175240556.

VCU’s American Geriatrics Society Student Chapter Seeks Members

The goal of VCU’s student chapter of the American Geriatrics Society is to work with an aging population as health care professionals and to spread awareness of how aging impacts health care. Members of the organization work with students and staff from the health professional programs to provide seminars, workshops and community service about important issues in the field. Sign up at the following URL for a chance to win a $20 Grubhub gift card. Pre-health and undergraduate students are welcome to join the chapter. For more information, contact VCU American Geriatrics Society at vcugeriatrics@gmail.com or visit https://tinyurl.com/yx98uwcl.

Country-based Virtual Global Health Internships & Practicum

CFHI, under the leadership of partners in 12 countries who are health and social system leaders on the ground, offers country-based Global Health internships and practicum.  CFHI Virtual Global Health Internships offer undergraduate, pre-health, and graduate-level participants the unique opportunity to explore global and public health issues broadly, highlighting how health systems around the world deliver healthcare in a variety of diverse environments, exploring cultural interplays in urban and rural areas, and incorporating indigenous healing practices. Students learn how communities are addressing their most pressing health challenges, including chronic disease, maternal-child health, infectious disease, and reproductive health, all while gaining insights into the public health realities of the region. The internship is enriched with cross-cultural assessment and interaction tools, and with carefully planned cultural activities that allow participants to experience the rich diversity of CFHI’s global partner communities.

The CFHI Virtual Global Health Practicums are structured, supervised, and evaluated professional experience for Graduate and Professional level students to apply their relevant skills, knowledge, and values in a real-world setting. The virtual practicum consists of 160-200 hours and must address at least three Global Health Education Competencies. CFHI identifies appropriate projects for applicants based on the needs and interests of our global partners. Of note, CFHI utilizes an Asset-Based Community Development approach, so all practicum projects are building on local strengths and prioritizing sustainability and contemporary international development principles. Trainees will also serve a project management role in order to ensure milestones and deliverables are met.

Learn more: https://www.cfhi.org/virtual-opportunities