Volunteering at Esperanza

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Esperanza Health Center! Since Esperanza’s founding over thirty years ago, volunteers have been an integral part of the Esperanza Health Center team in a wide range of roles, helping Esperanza fulfill our mission to provide affordable, compassionate quality health care and services to our community.

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    We currently have opportunities to serve in the following volunteer positions (updated 1/11/2024):

    Medical Administrative Volunteer

    A Medical Administrative Volunteer is being sought to contribute to the smooth operation of Esperanza. This volunteer role provides an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in healthcare administration while supporting the mission of our organization.


    •  Record Keeping: Help maintain and organize patient records, ensuring confidentiality and compliance with data protection regulations.
    • Administrative Assistance: Provide support with general administrative tasks, including filing, photocopying, and data entry.
    • Patient Communication: Assist in conveying information to patients and relaying messages to healthcare professionals.
    • Collaboration: Work closely with healthcare providers, nurses, and administrative staff to facilitate the seamless delivery of patient care.

    Skills needed:

    • Highly organized
    • Dependable
    • Computer literate
    • Able to follow directions, problem-solve, and work well with others

    Schedule: We seek an administrative volunteer to serve twice weekly or more for half a day on a regular basis. This position is available at both the Hunting Park and the Kensington sites and reports to the Clinical Supervisor.

    Patient Screening Volunteers

    Volunteers are urgently sought to provide support to screen patients for Social Detriments of Health, substance use, and other content areas. Volunteers will work under the direction of the Social Services Supervisor or designee. This position includes phone and face-to-face patient contact.

    Skills needed:

    • Spanish is highly preferred
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to follow directions
    • Dependability

    Patient Relations Volunteer

    Volunteers are sought for a project to assess and improve staff members’ interactions with patients. Openings exist at all three sites for this project.

    Skills needed:

    • Attention to detail
    • Spanish is a plus, but not required

    Schedule: Ideally, patient relations volunteers would be available every other week or more frequently. Presently there are opportunities multiple days of the week.

    Reading Volunteer

    Readers are needed to read to children in pediatric waiting rooms. Readers also engage children with paper bag puppets.

    Skills needed:

    • Interest in and willingness to interact with children and their caregivers
    • Understanding that children in the clinic can be noisy, messy, or sick
    • Ability to read in English; Spanish is a plus, but not required

    Schedule: Ideally, reading volunteers would be available every other week or more frequently. Presently there are opportunities to read to children multiple days of the week.