Volunteers are an essential part of the staff at VHP. Every week 60-70 volunteers are needed to operate the clinic. If you would like to volunteer, please call Kim Garrett at 251-460-2928. Physicians, nurse practitioners, and dentists may call Pat Dixon, 251-460-0999.
Because of the nature of the services we provide, all volunteers are subject to a background check and must sign a statement of confidentiality.
Listed below are the areas to volunteer:
Dispensary Aide: Pharmacy Tech background is ideal but not required. Some computer skills are required to change and print labels. Inventory, repackage and restock medications. Record medications on card and file patients charts. Place and return phone calls.
Patient Assistance Program Aide: Need familiarity with medical terminology. Experience writing prescriptions for doctor's signature a plus but not required. Do clerical work, data entry, filing and mailing for Patient Assistance Program. Call patients to come in and sign forms and pick up medications.
Triage Assistant: Escort patients to and from the waiting area. Take blood pressure, pulse, temperature, etc. Determine reason for visit. Fill out form for doctor.
Grounds and Gardening Helpers: Assist with gardening and planting or annual spring cleaning.
Special Events and Fundraising: Help assemble key mailing pieces for the clinic. Prep, set up and tear down for annual fundraising events. Clerical work, data entry, filing and follow up with donors.