Volunteer Needs

If you are interested in volunteering in any of these areas, please email Jeanette Kuiphof at KathyD@wpcc.obria.org of give us a call at (562) 902-3803. 

Writer

  • Gather “stories” from clinic staff and condense one story/month into a few paragraphs for our donor thank you receipts

  • Four-Five times a year assist with writing an appeal letter from patient stories

Skills: Creative Writing and willingness to learn the dynamics of a great “direct mail appeal” letter

Time Commitment: Gathering stories – 30 min/week or less. Writing monthly donor thank-you letter – less than 1hr/month. Writing quarterly Direct Mail Appeal Letter – approximately 2-3 hours (maybe less for an experienced writer)

Work Location: Gathering stories – in-person/phone/online meeting. Writing Stories - home

 

Blog Writer

  • Research topics relevant to our patients

  • Write a bi-weekly blog for our patient website

Skills: Experienced blogger, although someone committed to learn the dynamics of a good blog is also welcomed

Time Commitment: Researching material – 1-2 hours on Week One. Writing – 1-2 hours on Week Two.

Work Location: Home, although it would be beneficial to meet once a month with staff to gather insight into issues relevant to patients

 

Front Desk Receptionist

  • Assist answering phones

  • Schedule appointments

  • Warmly greet patients/guests

  • Process paperwork

Skills: Comfortable with inputting patient information into an electronic patient record (EHR) system. We use Athena, but experience in Athena is not necessary. We will train. Great telephone and front desk skills.

Time Commitment: Ability to work 1 -2 shifts each week during clinic hours (between 9am and 5pm). Shifts are a minimum of four hours.

Work Location: Shifts available at Whittier or Pasadena offices

 

Assistant

Assist a key staff member with short-term projects and on-going duties. Assignments will be dependent upon the individual’s skills experience.

Skills: Ideal skills would be competency in WORD/EXCEL programs. Prior experience in an office setting desirable. Executive level skills a huge plus!

Time Commitment: Anywhere from 2-5 hours weekly. Specific hours are flexible.

Work Location: Largely from home, but would need to meet with the key staff member you are assigned to for your work assignments. 

Computer/Tech Professional

Two levels of Computer/Tech help are greatly needed!

Tech Trainer – an individual (could be self-taught) who is comfortable learning new programs and/or has an understanding of a wide variety of apps and software programs (Dropbox, Microsoft Office 365, Zoom, etc.). Current staff members need help organizing files with online storage, learning new apps that can help with patient care/donor relations, understanding how to use our current phone system (GoToConnect) well so we can optimize all its features. This individual would also help staff explore new apps/programs.

Computer software/hardware Engineer - Our computer “system” is very old. We need to upgrade. We will be seeking grants this year for computer hardware, but we need someone to install and connect our computers so they all work well together!

Skills: Corresponds to the description for each “level” above.

Time Commitment: Tech Trainer – Flexible, depending upon the app/program being taught. Computer Engineer – This is a “project” dependent upon the length of time necessary to upgrade the system. Starting the project will be dependent upon ObriaLA securing funding for hardware.

Work Location: Both Whittier and Pasadena clinics need computer upgrades, but Whittier has a more extensive system and the need there is more urgent since this is our corporate office.  

 

Registered Nurse

Experienced RN with an active license willing to be trained to provide limited ultrasounds (for pregnancy confirmation). This position is for someone who would like to volunteer their nursing skills for a period of at least two years due to the cost of the ultrasound training.

Skills: Intakes, Pregnancy Tests, STD Testing, Limited Ultrasounds (if trained), Community Health Fairs/Events

Time Commitment: 1-2 Shifts/Weekly. Shifts range from 5-6 hours

Work Location: Whittier and, occasionally, Compton