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The Family Van

Volunteer Opportunities

City Year Volunteers at Family Van
City Year painted our offices earlier this year

The Family Van welcomes volunteers of all backgrounds. Below you will find the variety of ways in which you can make a difference working with staff on the Van or in the office. Please contact us for information on volunteering and training.

THREE-HOUR WEEKLY COMMITMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Direct Service and Program Support

  • On the Family Van. Perform screening, health education, and health counseling and provide referrals.
  • In the office. Carry out program support, including marketing, data entry, assisting with grant writing, writing newsletters, improving our processes.
  • Schedule. One shift per week Monday-Friday. View the schedule.

Research and Evaluation   
Carry out client interviews to understand health disparities in our communities, the role of mobile health care, and ways we can improve our services.

  • Schedule. One shift per week Monday through Friday, to be determined based on group availability.

Outreach and Education
Establish community partnerships, perform outreach in the community, identify the needs of the community, and advocate for the Family Van.

  • Schedule. One shift per week Monday through Friday, to be determined based on group availability.

FOR-CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES

Internship (for credit)
Carry out a special project to help our communities and our organization. The projects are tailored to the student’s interest. Past examples include introducing depression screening at the Family Van and developing an outreach strategy for the newest Van site in East Boston.

  • Schedule. Flexible, based on school requirements.

Scholarly Projects (for credit)       
Carry out a public health scholarly project. The projects are tailored to the student’s interest. Past examples include a literature review (demonstrating the value of the mobile health sector); an epidemiological analysis (determining the prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes among Family Van clients); and anthropological (developing the research protocol for a qualitative study with Family Van clients). Suitable for Harvard Medical School scholarly projects, Harvard School of Public Health practica, and other schools’ for-credit research projects.

  • Schedule. Flexible, based on school requirements.
  • Note. All students will be expected to attend at least two weekend special events during the course of the semester. Students will provide screenings and education and advocate for the Family Van.

To apply, please complete this application and email it with a copy of your resume.

Application Deadline

Fall

July 15th

Spring

November 1st

Summer

May 1st

 

 


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