VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Participation Makes the Difference!

Support the exciting team at Latino Health Access

Thank you for your interest,

Volunteer opportunities are available for community residents, students (over the age of 18) and people with higher education degrees .

At Latino Health Access, we are conscious of the importance of community participation in helping residents living in areas where the social conditions that determine health are working against them to become aware of the need for change, increase their commitment to change, and see their role in the change process. If you want to be a part of this change please choose a program from the job descriptions below to start the volunteer application process.


 

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM PROCEDURES (MUST READ)

Procedures to apply for a position as intern/volunteer:
  1. Review our list of intern and volunteer positions and choose the one you are interested in and have the  qualifications for.
  2. Fill out all the fields of the Volunteer Interest Form below. 
  3. Send e-mail to the appropriate contact within the desired job description requesting the position.
  4. In one to two weeks, you should receive an email or phone call for a brief interview from the potential  supervisor.
  5. In this interview, you will have the opportunity to discuss and agree on your schedule, starting date, training and  any other details referring to the program.
  6. If you are accepted, you will be asked to participate in an orientation training where you will receive more  information about our agency and sign our volunteer policies.
Procedures to become a Youth Volunteer for LHA:

We thank you for being interested in participating as a volunteer at our agency. To us, your participation as a youth leader can make the difference is creating a healthier community. This is why we explain to you how you can integrate yourself into our team of youth volunteers at LHA.

 

  1. We need to be able to offer you training that allows you to complete your volunteer hours while also learning how to be a leader for our community because we believe that the skills you learn can be used as powerful and useful tools in your life and future. This is why we invite you to participate in our youth group, which has different weekly activities in which you can integrate yourself. YOU MUST PARTICIPATE IN THE ACTIVITIES FOR A MINIMUM OF 2 HOURS PER WEEK.
  2. Once you fill out the volunteer interest form, we will call you within a week to invite you to our youth activities and you can decide which ones you would like to participate in. One of our promoters will register you as a participant and will help you complete your volunteer hours or community service, informing you of the activities that you can help support.
  3. If you need to complete community service hours as mandated by the court, we will request that your mother, father or guardian participates in one of our groups and registers as a participant. We want to support you and your family in these possibly difficult times that you are going through.
  4. It is important that you fill out all the information that we are asking for with clarity so that we can have the information we need to help locate and assist you better.
  5. We will try to email or phone call you as soon as possible.

 

VOLUNTEER AND INTERN OPPORTUNITIES 

1. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & ADVOCACY

 

Current as of September 2016
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & ADVOCACY INTERNS
Program requested Community Engagement and Advocacy
Job description Support promotores/community health workers in “Get Out the Vote” campaign, including preparing materials for door-to-door canvassing and phone banking, data exporting, analysis, and entry.
Required skills   Must be comfortable using web-based databases and Microsoft programs; bilingual (English/Spanish) highly preferred; ability to work independently and take initiative; previous knowledge about Santa Ana or similar community preferred
Total hours required At least 100+ hours (prefer the duration of the quarter or semester)
 Hours per week At least 10 hours per week
Day and Time Preferences Flexible availability including evenings and weekends required
Learning Opportunity Intern will have the opportunity to participate in an intense “Get Out the Vote” campaign, learn about methods of community engagement, and the importance of data as a tool for advocacy and policy change. By the end of the semester/quarter, the intern will have a fundamental understanding of LHA’s mission and programs. Training using the web-based database, community engagement strategies, and in sensitive and cultural competency will be provided.
Number of  required interns  for this period 6
Potential Direct Supervisor


Contact information for interview

Rosario Galeas: rgaleas@latinohealthaccess.org

(714) 542-7792 Ext 1016

 

 

 

2. DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM INTERNS
Current as of Feb 22, 2016
DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM INTERNS
Program requested Diabetes Self-Management
 Job description Assist in the set-up of the classroom prior to the diabetes class, collect attendance lists, assist in the monitoring of the glucose exams by participants to ensure all precautions are taken, assist the Promotor in the distribution and/or collection of educational materials or class charts, help participants with translation during the classes and specialty care appointments, help in the distribution of parking passes, and assist in office duties.
Required skills   Bilingual Spanish/English required (read/write/speak)
Total hours required Time Varies (8:00am-12:00pm or 5:00pm to 9:00pm)
 Hours per week 4 hours weekly
Days and Time Preferences Tuesday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m
Tuesday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Learning Opportunity Participants take part in 12 weeks of peer-led instruction. Instructors are certified with a specialized curriculum and work with medical professionals. Participants are linked with professional health care providers. We challenge participants to role play, participate in demonstrations and share experiences. At each session, they measure blood glucose levels and body weight.Learn how to work in the public Health sector promoting chronic disease management. Work directly with clients in and out of class.
Number of required interns for this period 2
Potential direct supervisor


Contact information for interview

Guillermo Alvarez: galvarez@latinohealthaccess.org

Guillermo Alvarez
(714) 542-7792 Ext 1085

3. HEALTHY WEIGHT INTERNS
Current as of August 2016
HEALTHY WEIGHT INTERNS
Program Requesting Healthy Weight Department
Job Description Prepare materials for fitness and nutrition classes, Support community health worker in home visits and community activities, be able to connect with children and parents, file data, make copies, create folders, create booklets for department, enter data in excel, and assist the department team.
Required skills   Basic knowledge in computer skills (Microsoft Office), quick learner, self-starter, ability to work alone and meet deadlines, communication and organization skills, some experience in an office environment is a plus and an eagerness to learn is crucial.
Total hours required 2+ month minimum (prefer quarterly or semester long)
Hours per week 4+ hours weekly (more hours are welcome)
 

Day and Time Preferences

 

 Tuesday – Thursday– Hands On activities

11:30 am – 7:30 pm;

10:00-6:00pm office paperwork in Latino Health Access main                                   site office

Learning Opportunity  Will train the intern(s) and work with their strengths in order to utilize their skills. Also, I will allow them to learn more about the Healthy Weight team and our importance to the organization. At the end of the internship fundamental understanding of LHA’s mission will be achieved.Training in work with children and youth using some ideas of Narrative practice as applied to Healthy Weight program.
Number of  required interns  for this period AM Shift- 4 interns
PM Shift – 4 interns

Potential Supervisor

Gina Torres gtorres@latinohealthaccess.org

Lead Promotora for HW Department
(714) 542-7792 Ext 1005

4. KIDS & FAMILIES CARING FOR COMMUNITIES
Current as of Feb 22, 2016
KIDS AND FAMILIES CARING FOR COMMUNITY INTERNS
Program requested Kids and Families Caring for Communities
Job description Preparing materials for emotional wellness and leadership classes with children and adults, Support community health worker with in home visits and community activities, be able to connect with children and parents, filing data, making copies, creating folders, entering data in excel and assist the Kids and Families Caring for Communities’ Team.
Required skills   Basic knowledge in computer skills (Microsoft Office), quick learner, self-starter, Preferably bilingual or interested in interacting with different ethnic groups, communication and organization skills, some experience in an office environment is a plus and an eagerness to learn is crucial.
Total hours required 2+ month minimum (prefer quarter or semester long)
Hours per week 6 + (more hours are welcome)
Day and Time Preferences Tuesday & Thursday– 4 to 6:30 pm @ Hermosa Village Apartments (Anaheim)
Wednesday– 3 to 6:30pm @ Familias Corazones Verdes Park & Community Center (Santa Ana)
Friday– 2:30 to 7 pm @ LHA main office(Santa Ana)
Friday– 2:00 to 3:00 meeting with the team @ LHA main office (Santa Ana)
Learning Opportunity We will train the intern(s) and work with their strengths in order to utilize their skills. They will receive training in Creative Outreach and how to work with children and youth using some ideas of Narrative practice applied to Kids and Families program. At the end of the internship fundamental understanding of LHA’s mission will be achieved.
Number of  required interns  for this period 6
Potential Direct Supervisor(s)


Contact information for interview

Hiromi Minakata hminakata@latinohealthaccess.org   /  Verenice Escobar vescobar@latinohealthaccess.org

(714) 542-7792 Ext 1001 /(714) 542-7792 Ext 1013

 

 

5. LITERACY PROGRAM INTERNS
Current as of Aug 9th, 2016
LITERACY PROGRAM INTERNS
Program requested Leyendo en Familia *Family Literacy Project
Nature of the job The Family Literacy project/ Leyendo en familia collaborates with the Kids and Families Program to bring more support to families, concerning mental health and education. It engages the entire family in reading and learning opportunities. The intern(s) will work together with the staff to reach its goal of increasing literacy among low-income Latino children in Santa Ana. The intern will create weekly activities, using the public library to bring bilingual books for families and sharing their skills and talents to the families attending the project. The intern will have the opportunity to engage with children and promote participation in planned activities.
Required skills   Fun, upbeat individuals with a desire to help others. Quick learners, self-motivated individuals with the ability to work alone and within teams.
Total hours required 3+ monthly minimum (prefer quarterly or semester long)
 Hours per week 3+ weekly (more hours are welcome)
Days and Time Preferences

Wednesday– Planning lessons and gathering materials 1:00 pm-3:00 pm (LHA main office)

Literacy Project combined with Kids and Families

3:00 pm-5:00 pm (Familias Corazones Verdes Park & Community Center)

Friday-Planning lessons and gathering materials 2:00pm-3:30pm (LHA main office)

Literacy Project  combined with Kids and Families 4:00pm-6:00pm (LHA main office)

* hours completed related to project will hours credited to internship

(Familias Corazones Verdes Park & Community Center)

Learning Opportunity Interns will be trained and work with their strengths in order to utilize their skills in the workplace and the community. This will allow them to learn more about the Literacy Project and our importance within the organization. At the end of the internship, a fundamental understanding of LHA’s mission will be achieved and experience in Public Health will be gained.
Number of  required interns  for this period 4 to 6 interns
Potential direct supervisor


Contact information for interview

Elizabeth Estrada: eestrada@latinohealthaccess.org

(714) 542-7792 Ext. 1054

 

 

6. PARK & COMMUNITY CENTER INTERNS
Current as of Feb 22, 2016
PARK AND COMMUNITY CENTER INTERNS
Program requested Park and Community Center
Job description The job requires someone to greet participants in a friendly manner and check them in to their activities. It requires someone to enter data and to be able to manage a computer and a conversation at the same time in a gracious manner. It will also require brief intake interviews.

Reception, data collection and information about services.

Fluent Spanish is required.

Required skills   Must be comfortable using web-based databases; have an understanding of Spanish; ability to work alone, and some experience in an office environment. Must be comfortable talking to people, explain services and invite them to participate.
Total hours required At least 100+ hours (prefer the duration of the quarter or semester)
 Hours per week 10+ hours weekly (at least 3 hours per day/shift)
Days and Time Preferences Monday and Wednesday , 9 am to 12 pm

Monday to Saturday ,  3 to 7 pm.

Learning Opportunity Volunteer will learn more about the importance of collecting and entering data and at the end of the internship fundamental understanding of LHA’s mission will be achieved.

Training in EZ Facility program will be provided.

Training in sensitive and cultural competent community approach will be provided.

Learning about our programs and services.

Number of  required interns  for this period 4
Potential Direct Supervisor(s)


Contact information for interview

Rosalia Piñon: rpinon@latinohealthaccess.org and Patricia Cantero: pcantero@latinohealthaccess.org

Park and Community Center (714)953-5900

 

POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR FALL 2016 SEMESTER/QUARTER ONLY

TO BE CONSIDERED, PLEASE SUBMIT ALL FORMS BY  AUGUST 22, 2016 (END OF BUSINESS DAY)

We appreciate the invaluable support of our volunteers and interns who assist us in serving our community.

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