At Health Brigade, we do our best to match volunteer interest and skills with the needs of various departments within the organization. Please be aware that submitting a volunteer application does not guarantee a volunteer placement.
All volunteers for Mental Health & Wellness with a completed advanced degree who are seeking hours for licensure, please contact Dr. Muriel Azria-Evans.
All those seeking services at Health Brigade must be interviewed to determine if they meet the criteria established by Federal Poverty Guidelines. Registration Volunteers assist clients in providing the necessary information and in completing the registration packet. Registration volunteers are an essential part of the Health Brigade team and must be discreet, respectful, non-judgmental and patient. Detailed training is provided so that Registration Volunteers can assist in the patient intake process.
- Clearly explain the intake process
- Assist clients in completing registration forms
- Discuss sensitive financial matters
- Enter demographic information and scan and upload documents into the Electronic Health Records
- 18 years or older
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Bilingual and/or Spanish proficiency preferred but not mandatory
- Basic computer competency
- Ideally one year commitment
- One shift per week
- Monday (English session) from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Tuesday (English session) from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- Wednesday (Spanish session) from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Thursday (Spanish session) from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Health Brigade serves many individuals with Limited English Proficiency.
Bilingual volunteers provide interpretation for Medical appointments, Mental Health appointments, and during other interactions between Health Brigade representatives and clients as needed. This position enables us to provide quality care to all of our patients and clients, regardless of language barriers.
- Spanish proficiency
- 18 years or older
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Comfortable discussing sensitive or personal issues
- Able to understand and present information of a medical or technical nature.
- 6 months minimum commitment
- Weekly 4 hour shift(s)
- Volunteer accurately interprets the conversation between patient/client and Health Brigade representative.
- Volunteer acts as broker to navigate cultural differences between the patient/client and Health Brigade representative as needed.
HEALTH OUTREACH SPECIALIST VOLUNTEER
Health Outreach Specialist Volunteers work closely with our Health Outreach & Advocacy Services to provide health information and HIV testing to the greater Richmond area. From sexual health to promoting clinic services, Health Outreach serves the community by providing an open invitation to services. Volunteers assist with tabling, handing out condoms and information about safe sexual practices, and provide administrative support for HIV testing in the community.
Volunteers for this position must be self-motivated, dependable, outgoing and friendly, open to discussing issues related to sex and sexuality, compassionate and non-judgmental in their dealing with the populations we serve. This position has a minimum commitment of 6 months with 2-4 volunteer sessions per month.
COMPREHENSIVE HARM REDUCTION PROGRAM SUPPORT
The Comprehensive Harm Reduction (CHR) program provides services to community members with substance use disorder. The CHR Program Support volunteer assists the program through preparing supplies, supporting the CHR Program Co-Coordinators, and potentially interacting directly with clients.
- Stocking inventory of newly received supplies
- Assists in assembling kits and bags for distribution at onsite and mobile needle exchanges
- Support data management and record keeping
- (If allowed, eventually) assisting at needle exchange events in the community
- Must be comfortable interacting with people with substance and/or opioid use disorder
- Must be comfortable handling syringes and using supplies
Work is performed in an interior office environment
Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for approximately three (3) hours per day