General Volunteer Info
Volunteers Under Age 18
Office Administrative Assistant
MobileMed cannot allow individuals under age 18 to serve as volunteers in the clinics. High school students interested in volunteering with MobileMed can provide assistance in our administrative offices. This role may include fielding phone calls, filing, photocopying, record keeping, data entry, and generally assisting staff. We would love to make use of your particular expertise and would be excited to hear from students who can offer valuable skills in the areas of graphic design, marketing, fundraising, website maintenance, or otherwise.
General Unlicensed Volunteers
Medical interpreters must speak and write fluently in another language, in addition to English. MobileMed is in particular need of Spanish, French, Amharic, Mandarin, and Portuguese speakers. The interpreter ensures effective communication between patients and providers, and assists patients in navigating forms and other documents. The interpreter may also be asked to translate documents or brochures, so that patients can be provided copies in their native language.
Registrars are responsible for greeting and checking-in patients in clinic waiting areas. This includes providing in-take forms and assisting patients in filling them out. Registrars are also responsible for checking patients’ residency and income, as well as determining patients’ fees and requesting payment. They will additionally enter patient data and conduct related duties to maintain patient records.
A clinic facilitator will perform basic, non-invasive Medical Assistant duties. These duties include: taking blood pressures, pulses, weight, height, and pulse oximetry. Facilitators may also conduct specialized, point of care tests including: hemoglobin A1C, finger-stick blood sugar, strep tests, pregnancy tests and urinalysis. Facilitators will additionally assist in getting patients seen, help patients complete paper work, schedule appointments, discharge patients, make appointments for tests, order drugs and supplies, take inventory, clean rooms, and restock supplies.
Scribes are responsible for typing providers’ notes. They are stationed alongside the provider and must input all patient assessment statements the provider makes about every patient visit. It is mandatory that individuals conduct this work with a high level of accuracy. Scribes must have a strong grasp of medical terminology, quality grammar and spelling skills, and be capable of simultaneously listening precisely and typing comprehensive notes.