We need you
Volunteers In Medicine relies on the collective effort of volunteer support in a range of medical and administrative areas to keep the clinic running. More than 500 volunteers contribute to our daily operations and our long-term mission of ensuring that low-income, underserved Lane County residents have access to quality health care. We have opportunities for medically trained and nonmedical volunteers.
Why volunteer at VIM?
The relief and the joy our volunteers bring to our patients is felt at VIM; our volunteers are changing lives for the better every day. Some of our patients have been living with medical conditions that worsen over time, resulting in long-term pain, discomfort and a feeling of hopelessness. VIM volunteers help alleviate these issues, allowing our patients to live healthier, happier and more productive lives.
The gift of your time and expertise is one of the most important ways that you can help your community. The work we do at Volunteers In Medicine is incredibly rewarding; take a look at our patient stories or learn more about us and you’ll understand how important our clinic is to the Lane County residents.
What type of experience and/or license is required?
Training is provided for all positions. Pharmacists, physicians and nurses must provide current Oregon licenses (active or emeritus).
I have a medical background, how can I help at VIM?
The core function of Volunteers In Medicine Clinic is to provide quality health care to low-income, underserved Lane County residents in need. This requires a range of medical professionals in a variety of specialties from primary care to women’s health, behavioral health, pharmacy, and more. If you have a background in medicine, you may be a great fit for one or more of the following volunteer positions:
- Physicians, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant
- Behavioral Health Counselor
- Pharmacy Lead
- Medical Office Assistant
- Certified Medical Assistant
I don’t have a medical background, what role can I fill as a volunteer?
While the primary goal of Volunteers In Medicine is to provide medical care, it takes administrative support to make that happen. Whatever your skill set or prior experience, there may be a current need for you among the volunteers at VIM. Experience in the health care industry is a plus, but not always required. If you don’t have a medical background, you might enjoy volunteering in one of the following positions:
- Eligibility Screener
- Medical Records
- Spanish Translator
- Clerical Assistant
- Fundraising and Special Events
How much time do I need to commit?
We understand that your time is a gift and that everyone has different needs regarding their time. VIM has different shifts and projects that work with your busy schedule. Some examples include:
- Clinic shifts of 3.5 hours per shift
- Special Events which vary between 2 to 4 hour shifts
- Special one-time projects that can be as short as one hour
For questions about our volunteer opportunities, call us at 458-205-6365.