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

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.

Volunteer Opportunity This Week!

VCU is offering a limited number of COVID-19 exit tests at no cost to all students, residential and non-residential, next week. These exit tests are optional and are COVID-19 PCR swab tests. Exit testing offers students the opportunity to test for COVID-19 as they prepare to leave campus for the fall semester. Students who plan to return home, especially those who may have contact with at-risk family members, were urged to participate in exit testing.All students were emailed last week to complete an Exit Testing Interest form and those who indicated they were interested, were asked to sign up for a day and time next week. Students must be asymptomatic to participate in exit testing and complete their daily health check on the day of their test.

The testing pop-up will be Nov. 17-19 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom. The volunteer responsibilities are listed below.

  • Helping with temperature checks as students arrive – directing students to use the self-service thermometer kiosks at the building entrances.
  • Directing students from entrance to ballroom/check-in
  • Floating to support various tasks as needed

Anyone interested in serving as volunteers, can complete this sign-up form.

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.

‘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.

United2Heal To Hold Warehouse Event

Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

United2Heal will host a Warehouse Event, where student volunteers organize medical supplies to send to people in need. The event will be held at 1210 Bentley St. For more information, contact Bilal Ghazi at MasoodBG@vcu.edu.

Peer Health Educators Wanted!

The Wellness Resources Center is looking for current VCU students who are interested in assisting them in piloting the program this school year. The Peer Health Educators will empower the VCU campus community through leadership, education, and awareness, Peer Health Educators provide quality, innovative, and inclusive programs and events to meet the health needs of all VCU students.

 

The PHE program at VCU strives to:

  • Train leaders and promoters of healthy behavior change;

  • Create an inclusive environment to promote healthy choices; and

  • To build and sustain a healthy campus community!

 

All PHEs will complete a nationally recognized training and complete an exam to become a Bacchus Network Certified Peer Health Educator. The Well’s content areas are: Alcohol, Other Drugs, Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, Sexual Health, Mental Health, Violence Prevention, Sleep Management, Stress, Time Management, and Self-Care.

 

If you are interested please visit https://thewell.vcu.edu/ and complete the Peer Health Educator application that is due October 11. The Well will also have two interest meetings  (9/17 at 4pm and 9/19 at 6pm).

Summer Medical Outreach Trip

Volunteers Around the World at VCU is accepting applicants to their Summer Medical Outreach trip to Cambodia. Applicants from all backgrounds and majors who are passionate about volunteering are accepted. During clinic days volunteers will gain experience shadowing local physicians, taking vitals and learning about basic pharmacology. There will also be an opportunity to plan an interactive health lesson that will be presented to a classroom of young students.
This is an intensive two week trip that is extremely valuable for someone who wants to gain insight on healthcare in communities abroad, while also experiencing a new country. If you are interested please email –
duongt2@vcu.edu (Tiffany Duong, President) ,
salasf@vcu.edu (Francesca Salas, Vice-President),
or thachj@vcu.edu (Jimmy Thach, Secretary)
for more information and an application.