CommuniCare Health Centers


PLEASE NOTE: Volunteer positions at Davis Community Clinic are currently limited due to a remodel expected to last about a year. Don’t worry! Our other clinics and our office in South Davis are still recruiting. Select Woodland or West Sacramento on your application for the best chance of finding a volunteer position.

 

Founded as an all-volunteer run free clinic in 1972, CommuniCare Health Centers continues to welcome the contributions of volunteers and students at every level of care.

 

CommuniCare is proud to offer opportunities for Volunteers and Students to complement the delivery of high-quality services, to help engage the community in its mission, and to serve as a teaching and learning environment for future leaders and providers in healthcare.

 

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Teen Clinic

Teen Clinic Volunteers assist the Health Coach in providing counseling and education to patients age 12+ seeking sexual and reproductive health services at CommuniCare. Volunteers assist patients with registration and insurance paperwork, conduct patient intake, provide counseling and educate patients on birth control methods and sexually transmitted infections. Volunteers complete patient charting in the electronic medical record system.

Requires a one-year commitment.

Interpreting and/or Translating

Our commitment to providing quality care begins with the patient and staff. In order to reduce communication gaps between healthcare professionals and non-English-speaking community groups, the volunteer interpreter provides in-person interpreting during health care appointments. The volunteer interpreter may also provide translation support for documents or other written needs as well as medical back office support such as medical records.

Requires proven fluency in Spanish, Russian or Punjabi/Urdu

Group Medical Visits

Group Medical Visits (GMVs) are a patient-centered model of providing health care to individuals with chronic disease and/or risk factors by facilitating disease self-management skill building. The GMV volunteer will conduct tasks that support GMVs at CommuniCare's clinics in Davis, West Sacramento, or Woodland. Activities may include setting up and breaking down the GMV room, preparing participant grocery bags, making snacks, developing snack recipes, describing food offerings to GMV participants, linking patients to medical appointments following GMVs, and evaluation data management.

This volunteer position is for currently enrolled college students majoring in a health-related field of study.

This role requires a minimum six (6) month commitment 

 

Scribe (experience required)

The Medical Scribe will observe clinical interactions between a provider and patients and, with proper training, charting physician-patient encounters in real time, translate, provide administrative support, and assist with patient population management projects. The Medical Scribe may also be assigned any clinical back office duties as needed and agreed between the supervisor and volunteer.

In order to volunteer as a Scribe, candidates must have previous scribe experience or may apply after six (6) months in a relevant CommuniCare volunteer position.

The most common pathway to volunteer as a Scribe is through participating in Clinical Chart Reviews.

 

Health Promotion and Wellness

Volunteers in Health Promotion and Wellness support projects and events that are designed to engage the community in order to increase awareness of the many programs and services offered at CommuniCare Health Centers or to improve health outcomes of CommuniCare patients. A variety of volunteer opportunities can become available or be created, so check back often. An interest in Health Education is a plus. 

Fluency in Spanish, Russian, Punjabi or Urdu is preferred, but not required

Click here to apply for the Healthy Living Newsletter (Punjabi/Urdu) volunteer opportunity

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read (ROR) is a program encouraging literacy and reading aloud in healthcare settings. Reach Out and Read volunteers engage in lobby outreach by primarily reading to children in the waiting room. During times when no children are present, ROR volunteers may be asked to assist adults in filling out forms, helping to tidy the waiting room, or providing medical reception support, as needed.

 

Reach Out and Read volunteers must be 16 years, or older.

Reach Out and Read Volunteers aged 18+ must be able to pass a criminal background check.

 

Click here to apply for Reach Out and Read opportunities in West Sacramento

Click here to apply for Reach Out and Read Opportunities in Woodland

 

Medical Back Office

The Medical Back Office volunteers provide support to clinic operations by performing duties such as: scanning, copying, filing and faxing patient forms and records, making phone calls to patients, answering phones, greeting and assisting patients at check-in, assisting with patient population based projects. Medical Back Office volunteers provide impressive customer service to all clients of CommuniCare, helping them to feel welcome and supported by their care team.

To apply for Medical Back Office Volunteer Opportunities in Davis

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To apply for Medical Back Office Volunteer Opportunities in West Sacramento

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To apply for Medical Back Office Volunteer opportunities in Woodland

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Primary Care Chart Review

Volunteers work with the Chief Quality Officer and Preventive Care Coordinators to conduct patient chart reviews in eClinicalWorks (electronic health record)

 

Requires the volunteer to be a college student, or above.

 

Click here to apply for a Primary Chart Review opportunity in Davis

Click here to apply for a Primary Chart Review opportunity in West Sacramento

Prenatal Chart Review

Perinatal (PN) Volunteers make a huge impact by working on a team reviewing patient charts, converting them to electronic records, and documenting childbirth related events and circumstances to create best practices for midwives.  As an "entry level" volunteer role, after serving with this project and demonstrating proficiency in chart review, PN medical terminology, and an understanding of the PN program at CommuniCare, incumbents may become eligible for volunteer positions in fundraising, creating education/outreach materials, assisting with patient education classes, and more!

 

Click here to apply for a Perinatal Chart Review opportunity

Behavioral Health

Volunteers in Behavioral Health (BH) provide support with administrative tasks that keep the department running smoothly. BH opportunities are only at Hansen Family Health Center (Woodland) and Salud Clinic (West Sacramento)

Human Resources

Human Resources volunteers and Interns support the Human Resources department including Volunteer and Student Services and Leadership Administration. Volunteers assist with creating electronic records for student and volunteer programs, assist with creating volunteer and staff newsletters, give volunteer orientations, assist with employee record filing, work on projects that support organizational leadership and/or the board of directors, and support other administrative special projects as needed.

 

This position is located at CommuniCare's Administration Office located office in South Davis.

 

Click here to apply for a Human Resources Volunteer opportunity

Click here to apply for a Human Resources Intern position

Auditing

Auditing volunteers support the Quality Assurance department by assisting in projects that include auditing procedures and reviewing compliance policies and manuals.

Marketing and Communications

Marketing and Communications volunteers support the Development department with highly visible, public-facing projects that brand CommuniCare to the public. Projects may include social media, photography, writing (blogs, press releases), computer design (website), and fundraising. 

Data Programming

Data Programmer interns work at CommuniCare's Administration office supporting projects in Behavioral Health, Dental, Prenatal, and Primary Care. Projects are completed using SQL, R Python, etc.

 

Must be able to commit to six to twelve (6-12) hours per week for a minimum of one (1) year.

Information Technology

Support the IT department improving and expanding network resources for CommuniCare providers, administrators, students, and volunteers. Use your skills and education to build and improve Sharepoint and intranet based tools as well as provide support for other IT projects as needed.

 

Opportunities with IT are based out of the Administration Office located in South Davis but may require travel to any of the clinic or satellite locations in Davis, West Sacramento, and Woodland.

Clinic Support Volunteer Opportunities

Activity Shifts Start End
Clinical Chart Review (QI) Volunteer - Davis 1
Clinical Chart Review (QI) Volunteer - West Sacramento 1
Medical Back Office Volunteer - Davis AM 1
Medical Back Office Volunteer - Davis PM 1
Medical Back Office Volunteer - West Sacramento AM 1
Medical Back Office Volunteer - West Sacramento PM 1
Medical Back Office Volunteer - Woodland AM 1
Medical Back Office Volunteer - Woodland PM 1
Perinatal (PN) 1

Dental

Activity Shifts Start End
Smile Savers 0

Health Administration - Human Resources

Activity Shifts Start End
Human Resources Administrative Volunteer 1
Human Resources Intern 1
Human Resources Volunteer 0

Health Administration - Information Technology

Activity Shifts Start End
IT Intern 1

Health Promotions and Wellness

Activity Shifts Start End
Healthy Living Newsletter (Punjabi and Urdu) 1

Reach Out & Read

Activity Shifts Start End
Reach Out & Read (West Sacramento) 1
Reach Out & Read (Woodland) 1

Mission Statement

Our Mission

 

CommuniCare Health Centers’ mission is rooted in the underlying philosophy that health care is a right, not a privilege.

 

Our mission is characterized by the following commitments:

  • We provide comprehensive and high-quality health care to anyone in our community, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.

 

  • We deliver health care in a supportive, safe environment emphasizing patient partnership, wellness and preventive health in all our services.

 

  • We invest in employees, learners and volunteers at all levels of the organization, as they are the foundation and heart of the work we do.

NCQA patient centered medical home

HRSA FTCA deemed facility