Searching for Healthcare Opportunities

September 9th, 2021 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Looking for healthcare volunteering and shadowing can be difficult. These kinds of opportunities can provide you with the ability to practice and improve your communication, management, and leadership skills while making a positive difference in the world. Attendees will hear about tips and strategies for finding opportunities, as well as methods for tracking various experiences.Register on using the Zoom link: https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcodumoqTIpHN3z84jugYfRe1Dh8p0VX_DF

TeleShadowing is offering clinical shadowing experiences weekly that will leave lasting impressions.

TeleShadowing intends to encourage and inspire students to explore the multifaceted world of medicine through our two-hour weekly Zoom sessions, in which they will have the opportunity to interact with health professionals as they walk them through real-life case studies and their path to medicine. Through the program, students will also be offered immediate certification of their hours for applications after having taken a quiz on the content prepared.

Website at http://teleshadowing.com

Applications Open for VCU P.R.I.M.E. Executive Board and Track Liaison

VCU P.R.I.M.E. (Professional Health and Related Interests Mentoring Experiences) is seeking new executive board members and track liaisons for the next academic year. New members will be brought onto the executive board in Fall 2021 and spend the first two semesters shadowing, learning from the current executive board and actively participating in P.R.I.M.E. duties. Track liaisons will be responsible for communicating the needs of the students within their pre-health track/major with the executive board to ensure that P.R.I.M.E. serves all the group’s members. For more information, contact VCU P.R.I.M.E. at idrish@vcu.edu or visit https://sites.google.com/view/vcuprime/home.

Gaining Experience During the ‘New Normal’

Thursday, Apr. 15, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

VCU P.R.I.M.E. will host a virtual event with speakers from Emerging Healthcare Leaders, HEAL @ VCU and Pre-health Shadowing to connect the organizations with minority students for shadowing opportunities. For more information, contact Lugene Qawasmi at vcuprime@gmail.com.

Volunteer Opportunity: Ronald McDonald House Charities Care Packages

Thursday, Apr. 15, 2021 from noon to 4 p.m.

Earn volunteer hours for making cards. Heart to Soul in Action at VCU is partnering with Ronald McDonald House Charities to make spring-themed care packages for families visiting VCU Medical Center. Volunteers can pick up a card kit outside the Commons Plaza along the Linden walkway (across from Harris Hall) and finished cards can be dropped off in the Heart to Soul in Action box until noon April 22 in the Student Commons next to the vending machines left of the doors. For more information, contact Niara Gray at heart2soulinaction@gmail.com or visit https://heart2soulinaction.wixsite.com/vcu-hsa.

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).