It takes all of us to make a difference in the lives of our patients. Regardless of your language ability, previous experience, or current location, we are open to discussing new volunteer opportunities that fit your interests and our mission.
Some of our current volunteers serve as community champions who connect us with key organizations and possibilities, language interpreters who help patients access medical and community needs, and writers who keep us all informed of current issues in the farmworker community by contributing to our blog. See below for other suggestions on volunteer positions.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with Vecinos, please (click here) for the online application.
Five in ten farmworkers identify as food insecure. Vecinos combats that statistic by working closely with Manna Food Bank and several Cullowhee-area churches and gardens to provide fresh produce, meat, and groceries to patients each month by delivering an entire truck-load of food for patients to shop through. The volunteer would assist with helping Manna set-up and also with taking peoples’ names and information as they arrive to shop.
Frequency: last Wednesday of every month, 4:30-8 pm
Skills Required: Conversational Spanish, ability to lift some heavy items
Our grant monies are directly associated with our documentation of the sheer volume of services we provide. If you are skilled at office management, data entry, and filing, consider helping us in the office!
Skills Required: Strong computer skills, HIPAA training or willingness to be trained
Assist with medical interpretation at one of our clinics. Must be bilingual and interpretation experience is helpful but not necessary. Our outreach staff is highly trained in medical interpretation and can provide informal training to volunteers.
Skills Required: Bilingual English/Spanish, HIPAA Compliance, knowledge of medical/dental terminology
Connect Vecinos with any politicians, musicians, artists, authors, medical providers, or business owners you may know personally who would be willing to help further our cause, organize a fundraiser, or raise awareness about the mission of the program.
Skills Required: ability to connect people and organizations
Join the Board of Directors
If you have a professional skill that you would like to contribute to the Board of Directors, please submit an application! We are currently looking for board members who have the following professional skills:
Frequency: Monthly 1-hour meetings and other volunteer opportunities
Skills Required: varies