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CORE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
This program is open to undergraduate students and alumni only.
What to Expect as an APHF Team Member
Volunteers are expected to fulfill a 1-year term with APHF. Outreaches are not based on a routine schedule but rather dependent on the number of venues scheduled. On average, there are two outreaches per month that volunteers may register for. Registration emails are sent 2 weeks in advance of outreaches to allow volunteers enough time to arrange their schedule.
For each outreach, Program Coordinators will select from the pool of volunteers who have submitted a registration request and will notify them 1 week in advance. In the event that there is an insufficient number of registered volunteers, volunteers will be randomly selected. Once selected, attendance at the outreach is mandatory unless there is a valid reason.
Selected volunteers will be assigned to a station on the day of the outreach and may also be randomly selected to join the equipment team (please see below for further details).
Act professionally and respectfully as a representative of APHF.
Attend outreaches in business casual attire and closed-toe shoes.
What to Expect from Us
Opportunity to serve minorities and at risk populations.
Develop patient care, leadership, communication, and project management skills.
Professionalism and Integrity.
Mentorship and a network of healthcare professionals.
Volunteers will be thoroughly trained before assisting with venue setup, data collection and processing, healthcare equipment operation, and direct patient care.
Transportation to outreaches will be provided on request – each Selection Email will include a list of volunteers or Program Coordinators providing carpool. It is the volunteer’s responsibility to acquire transportation.
Program Coordinators will generally respond to emails within 48 hours. If you do not hear back, please follow-up with an email.
Become a Volunteer
During each rotation cycle, APHF receives a number of exceptional applicants. The volunteer cohort for Asian Pacific Health Foundation has become increasingly diverse while maintaining the professionalism, integrity, and scale required to personally serve our local community.
As a volunteer with Asian Pacific Health Foundation, you will have the opportunity to rotate between the variety of stations, described below, at different outreaches throughout your term. You will not only be able to learn how to operate the unique point-of-care equipment APHF offers, but also how to engage and interact with patients.
The commitment term for our organization is at least one year. While we do not expect your attendance at every event, we do expect you to show interest in attending the majority of them. There is a mandatory $25 membership fee upon acceptance that will cover any food and operation costs for our outreaches.
If you have any conflicts during your application or volunteer term, you should immediately report to a Program Coordinator and it will be logged for our records.
Thank you for your interest in joining our APHF team!
FAQs: If you have further questions regarding our organization or the application process, please contact the program coordinators. This is the link to our frequently asked questions: FAQs
The Volunteer Cycle
The following cycle will serves as a general outline starting from when a volunteer is onboarded with our team until their contract ends.
Application is submitted by the volunteer for review by Program Coordinators.
Program Coordinators will notify volunteers that application has been received and under review after the application deadline.
Program Coordinators will notify volunteers whether they are accepted and provide orientation details.
Volunteers must attend the orientation and submit all required forms in order to participate in outreaches.
Registration Email will be sent out for volunteers to sign up to outreaches.
Selection Email will notify which volunteers have been selected for the outreach. If you are unable to attend, you are responsible for finding a replacement. Please review the Policies and Guidelines for more details.
Volunteer will review the Station Manual for their assigned station and come prepared to the outreach.
To Join Our Team
Complete and submit the Volunteer Application at the link below
If You Are Accepted as a Volunteer
Review the policies and guidelines at this link here.
Sign the volunteer contract via DocuSign. You will receive access to the link after the Program Coordinators send an email regarding your acceptance and orientation details.
Submit your membership fee at your orientation. Place the $25 membership fee in an envelope with your FIRST and LAST name legibly printed in the front.
HIPAA Training: to be completed BEFORE your orientation:
Failure to complete these requirements will result in immediate withdrawal of your application.
Hepatitis B/C - Manage patient and consent forms, assist patients in filling out forms and translate if necessary, record patient information for venipuncture (blood test), centrifuge and store blood samples, direct patients to the next station (i.e., blood glucose, lipid stations), data entry, and any additional tasks requested by the phlebotomist.
Osteoporosis - Manage patient and consent forms, assist patients in filling out forms and translate if necessary, operate the bone density machine, record results and direct patients to the doctor on site for consultation.
Blood glucose - Manage patient and consent forms, assist patients in filling out forms and translate if necessary, record blood glucose and Hemoglobin A1c readings, and direct patients to professional graduate students or doctor for consultation.
Blood Lipid - Manage patient and consent forms, assist patients in filling out forms and translate if necessary, record cholesterol readings, and direct patients to professional graduate students or doctor for consultation.
Hypertension - Manage patient and consent forms, assist patients in filling out forms and translate if necessary, operate an electronic blood pressure monitor to measure blood pressure, record blood pressure readings and direct patients to professional graduate students or doctor for consultation.
Registration – Assist in directing patients to appropriate stations, while making sure that all patient forms are completed. You will assist patients with completing electronic registration forms and monitoring informative video sessions. If you sign up for this station, it is preferred that you are fluent in two or more languages.
Responsibilities as an Interpreter
- Facilitates patient-provider communication
- Maintains patient confidentiality
- Respect for individuals and their communities
- Professionalism and integrity
- Accuracy and completeness of interpretation
- Cultural responsiveness
Equipment Team** - Help volunteer coordinators transport equipment to outreach site before the event, set up the stations, and assist with tear down once event ends. One volunteer coordinator will be present at each event to oversee the process.
**You will be assigned to the equipment team by random selection. If you ask for a ride from a Program Coordinator, you are automatically placed in this team. Usually, Program Coordinators are able to divide all the equipment among their own cars before and after the outreach, so volunteers will most likely not be asked to accompany them to drop equipment off. Being assigned to the equipment team mainly entails helping Program Coordinators pack and load all the equipment into cars.
First Rotation Application Cycle: September 9, 2019 - October 5, 2019
Second Rotation Application Cycle: December 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Third Rotation Application Cycle: March 16, 2020 - April 11, 2020
Summer Rotation Application Cycle: May 18, 2020 - June 13, 2020
First Rotation: October 14, 2019 - January 13, 2020
Second Rotation: January 13, 2020 - April 18, 2020
Third Rotation: April 20, 2020 - June 15, 2020
Summer Rotation: June 22, 2020 - September 14, 2020