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Reach is seeking a part-time marketing intern to work with the Development team. Duties will include researching prospective donors, creating marketing materials, designing social media campaigns, collaborating on strategies for the department, and providing other services as needed. This unpaid opportunity is expected to last approximately 4-6 weeks but may be extended. Work will be performed in an office setting for at least four (4) hours per week during regular business hours; however, some work may be performed remotely.
Reach is seeking volunteers to serve on our standing committees (Development, Finance, Faith Advisory, or Governance) and ad hoc event committees (Annual Gala or Clinic Event). Most standing committees meet monthly, and event committees meet as needed. Most meetings are held online during weekday evenings. Contribute your skills (event planning, promotion, customer service, fundraising, etc.) to help us continue to build a strong organization.
Reach is seeking volunteers to evaluate its programs. Evaluators will provide an objective opinion on what is working well and what improvements can be made. The work requires interviews with program leads and others, at least one in-person visit, and the submission of a final written report. Volunteers should have an understanding of evaluations, the ability to do research to determine best practices, and good writing skills. Some experience in the area that is being evaluated is helpful but not necessary.
Kaseman Health Clinic
The Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic is seeking medical interpreters to help our patients and medical providers communicate effectively. Bilingual (Spanish/English) speakers are most needed. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their oral proficiency. Medical knowledge is helpful but not required. Volunteers must be 18+ years old and able to work a four-hour shift once per week. Currently, Mondays, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. is the most urgent shift. Translation may be done remotely if appropriate. Requires a background check.
Spanish Speaking RN
The Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic is looking for Registered Nurses who speak Spanish who are interested in giving back to their community. Having an RN who speaks Spanish has been a significant help to our full-time Nurse Practitioner and the overall operation. While we do have some volunteer translator/interpreters available part of the time, having an RN with the language really improves our efficiency and enables us to serve our patients better. Our current staff consists of advance nurse practitioners, a part-time internist, medical assistants, and part-time specialty physicians, including an endocrinologist and a podiatrist, who provide services here. A perfect opportunity for someone who has retired or stopped working in their professional capacity but still would like to use their skills to help others. Volunteers must be 18 years old or older. We prefer our volunteers to commit to a regular schedule for at least 6 months, and for at least one 3-4 hour shift per week if possible. Any necessary training is provided on-site. License and credentials must be up-to-date.
Pro Bono Medical Professionals
The Clinic is seeking MD-licensed healthcare professionals to provide the following services on a pro bono basis:
Primary Care (nurses and medical assistants),
Cardiology (consultation and EKG readings only),
Ophthalmology (primarily retinal exams), and
Other medical specialties.
This is a perfect opportunity for healthcare professionals who are retired or otherwise stopped working in their professional capacities but still want to use their skills to help others. We prefer Clinic volunteers to commit to a regular schedule for at least 6 months, and for at least one 3–4-hour shift per week if possible. The ability to speak Spanish is desirable but not required. Translators are available to assist.
Friendly Callers and Visitors
Reach’s Senior Reach Program is currently seeking English and bilingual “Friendly Caller” volunteers, including Mandarin/English, Vietnamese/English, and English speakers to make weekly phone calls to one or more senior clients to provide a caring voice, to check on their well-being, and to confirm they received and are pleased with their scheduled home care services. Skills required include patience in speaking with senior citizens and the ability to complete and email reports to the program manager. Volunteers and senior clients choose the standard weekly day and time that phone calls will occur.
We are also seeking "Friendly Visitor" volunteers who will visit senior clients monthly or bimonthly for conversation, activities, or other social interaction. A background check is required.
Rockville Emergency Assistance Program (REAP)
REAP is seeking an intake coordinator to help provide financial emergency assistance and other services to county residents in need on Mondays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Work directly with the program director to prevent evictions, foreclosures, and utility terminations and provide referrals for food, clothing, dental/vision care, and more. Training is provided, and parking costs are covered by REAP. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
Volunteer Requirements: Availability for a minimum of six months due to training is required. Must be 18 years or older. Computer literate (ability to use databases and Excel spreadsheets, research information via internet, and complete online forms). A background check is required.
Language Outreach Program (LOP)
Teacher's Assistant (Virtual)
Reach’s LOP is seeking volunteers to help English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers with large classes as a virtual teacher's assistant. Assist individual students and student groups by leading activities, reviewing assignments, and more. Training is provided. Must be 18+ years old. Requires a background check. This is a virtual opportunity that may become an in-person opportunity in the future.
Candidate Forum Assistants
Reach, in partnership with Rainbow Place Shelter, will host one of three Rockville Mayor and Council candidate forums on Thursday, October 5th at 7:00 p.m. at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre. We are currently seeking 6 – 10 volunteers to assist on that day from 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Volunteers will help with event setup, check in and assist guests, guide moderators and candidates, etc.
Supply Drive Coordinators
Reach is seeking supply drive coordinators to inventory current supplies at our main office and our Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic and coordinate the collection, delivery, and organization of new supplies on an as-needed basis. The types of supplies most needed are housewares, cleaning supplies, toiletries, and gift cards that will benefit our Clinic and Housing Program clients.
Reach's Housing Program is seeking volunteers to present one or more workshops covering various topics (including but not limited to emergency preparedness, meditation, nutrition, and physical fitness) to small groups of men and/or women at Reach's Rockland and Jefferson Houses. Workshop content must be pre-approved by the program manager. Requires a background check.
Housing and Senior Reach
Reach’s Housing & Senior Reach Programs are seeking yard workers to mow grass, prune, garden, etc. at our Jefferson and Rockland Houses and at our clients’ private residences during the summer and spring and/or to rake and collect leaves during the fall. This is a perfect opportunity for a group.
Reach Annual Gala (early-to-mid May)
Help solicit auction items; create gift baskets; and/or assist with event management, including setup, takedown, etc.
Kaseman Health Clinic Fundraiser Assistants (late October/early November)
Reach is seeking assistants to help solicit auction items from local businesses and/or to assist with event management on the day of the fundraiser, which is scheduled for Saturday evening, November 4, 2023. Event management activities may include setup, guest check-in/registration, breakdown, etc. Communications skills are a plus. This is an in-person opportunity; however, some tasks may be performed remotely. Must be 18+ years old.
Holiday Giving Assistants (Thanksgiving/December holidays)
Reach is seeking volunteers to assist us with our Holiday Giving projects. Volunteers will contact potential donors to confirm their commitment to supporting our clients, collect and organize donations, contact clients to share and gather information, help with distribution on the Sunday before Thanksgiving or the Saturday before Christmas, and more. Bilingual (Spanish/English) speakers are encouraged to apply. Must be 18+ years old.
Client Holiday Party
Help serve food, host an arts & crafts table, provide face painting, and much more.
Holiday Giving and Holiday Party opportunities are limited to those 16+ years old or 12 - 15 years old with an accompanying adult volunteer. This opportunity is approved for Student Service Learning (SSL) hours
Volunteer Jorge Murillo is a child of Mexican immigrants, born and raised in Gilroy, CA. He moved to this area in 2019 for a fellowship in memory research at NIH. While at NIH, he decided he wanted to be a physician and especially one that cares and treats patients in communities like the one where he grew up. Jorge grew up visiting community health centers for his own medical care and understands how vulnerable populations have difficulty accessing health care. Places like Kaseman Health Clinic serve as a bridge between the vulnerable and quality health care. He has been proud to volunteer as a Spanish-English interpreter, serving as the linguistic and cultural bridge between clinician and patient.
Jorge's goal in volunteering at Kaseman Clinic was to make communication between patient and clinician more fluid and to observe how clinicians care for and treat diverse patients. Jorge recently expressed that he got much more out of volunteering as an interpreter than he had expected. He also learned how a clinic functions from observing administration work on daily tasks and assisting with paperwork, calling patients, and helping to set up the initial COVID-19 mobile testing site the Clinic offered. This additional experience served as good insight as his long term goals include the possibility of his own private medical practice or community clinic.
Thank you, Jorge, for volunteering with Reach's Kaseman Health Clinic!