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.

Licensed Clinician Volunteers Needed

Venice Family Clinic needs help staffing COVID-19 vaccine clinics at multiple clinical sites. To ensure that we can vaccinate as many patients as possible, we need volunteers with clinical licenses to help.

Volunteer Role Information

A Licensed Clinical Professional working a vaccine clinic is someone whose licensing board within the State of California permits them to administer vaccinations to humans via an intramuscular injection. Currently, the state allows the following licenses to serve as a licensed clinical professional in vaccine clinic:

  • Medical Doctor (MD)
  • Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
  • Dentist (DDS)
  • Pharmacist (PharmD)

As a clinical volunteer, you may be asked to:

  • Administer vaccine
  • Observe people for reactions to vaccine
  • Monitor vaccine temperature
  • Review the policies and procedures related to allergic response to the vaccine
  • Educate patients and answer questions related to the vaccine

Interested in helping out? Click here to complete the application and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Please contact our Volunteer Services Department with questions regarding this volunteer role vfcvolunteer@mednet.ucla.edu or (310) 664-7561.

In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

Hot Meal Program

Our hot meal program is a partnership between UCLA Dining and Venice Family Clinic where over 10,000 prepared meals are distributed weekly to patients of the Clinic experiencing food insecurity. We rely on our volunteers to help us prepackage the allotments given to each family. Prepackaging helps us distribute the meals as quickly as possible to avoid overcrowding.

Monday: Levine Health Center (905 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291)

Tuesday: Simms/Mann Health Center (2509 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405)

Thursday: Colen Health Center (4700 Inglewood Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230)

Friday: Rose Health Center (604 Rose Ave., Venice, CA 90291)

Volunteers Needed: 5-6 per week | Shift Time: 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Sign Up Here to Volunteer*

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

 

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

Stay Connected:
Help us stay connected with our community members by making calls to check in on how they are doing and update them on the Clinic’s activities in response to COVID-19. This is an opportunity to work directly with our development team. For this opportunity, click here.

Questions?

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