Special volunteer opportunities during COVID-19

Venice Family Clinic is looking for passionate and motivated individuals or groups who are interested in making a difference in the lives of patients. See below for many ways to get involved.


Non-Clinician Volunteers Needed

Venice Family Clinic is in need of non-clinical volunteers to help at our multiple COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

Volunteer Role Information

  • Screener/Greeter Volunteer– Help greet and screen patients for COVID 19 symptoms, check temperature, and direct them to registration area
  • Number Caller Volunteer – Help call patients to be vaccinated utilizing a color coded numerical system and help guide them to the available vaccinator tent.
  • Observation Area Volunteer – Help monitor patients for nursing staff in the post-vaccination area, assist patients in enrolling in v-safe website, and help sanitize chairs and other necessary materials.
  • Waiting Area (bilingual) Volunteer – Help direct patients to registration and pre-vaccine waiting areas, help sanitize chairs, and translate for patients and providers during the visit

Interested in helping out? Sign up below!

Sign up here for all clinic locations.


In-Person Volunteer Opportunities


Free Food Market

As part of our effort to provide comprehensive care, we also do what we can to address social needs that impact health. Through our free food market program, we provide families with fresh fruits and vegetables. With the help of volunteers, we are able to sort and package over 10,000 pounds of food to provide a COVID-19-safe hand-off to patients and community members in need.

Monday (Occurs 1st Monday of the month):

Levine Health Center (905 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291) | Shift Time: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Tuesday (Occurs every Tuesday):

Simms/Mann Health Center (2509 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405) | Shift Time: 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Wednesday (Occurs 3rd Wednesday of the month):

Rose Health Center (604 Rose Ave., Venice, CA 90291) | Shift Time: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Thursday (Occurs every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month):

Colen Health Center (4700 Inglewood Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230) | Shift Time: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Volunteers Needed for Each Shift: 10-15

Sign Up Here to Volunteer*

*Volunteers must be over 15 years of age and be able to lift over 25 lbs. All activities take place outside. We adhere by all social distancing guidelines and take every precaution to ensure COVID-19 safety.

Remote Volunteer Opportunities


Children First Early Head Start:
Assemble bookmarks or arts & crafts kits with positive messaging and mail in or drop off your items at one of our sites and we will deliver it to our patients.

Gratitude in Action:
Send an encouraging note to our frontline staff or patients. Your words of encouragement or a simple thank you will go a long way during this difficult time.

Host a Drive with a purpose:
High Need In-Kind Items

  • Homeless Connect Kits
  • Care Packages

To receive a full list of in-kind items needed please email us at VFCvolunteer@mednet.ucla.edu


For more information, please contact Stephanie Barreiro at vfcvolunteer@mednet.ucla.edu or call 310-664-7561