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

  • Greeter (bilingual) Volunteer – Help greet patients, assist them in completing registration forms and the CDC questionnaire, and help sanitize clipboards, pens and chairs.
  • 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 Volunteer – Help direct patients to registration and pre-vaccine waiting areas, and help sanitize chairs, clipboards and pens.

Interested in helping out? Sign up below!

Sign up here for all clinic locations.

Sign up here to volunteer at the Carson High School site.

 

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)

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

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