Puentes de Salud relies on the diverse skills of the volunteer staff who develop and implement our clinical, educational and research programs. Our comprehensive strategy for improving the health of the South Philadelphia Latino community draws on volunteers from many disciplines, including medicine, nursing, public health, dentistry, psychology, law, education, and visual arts. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities with Puentes de Salud, please see the volunteer options below or complete this form Volunteer Interest Form. Contact us with any questions at email@example.com.
Puentes de Salud attracts more than 200 active student and faculty volunteers from eleven colleges and universities throughout the Philadelphia region. This interdisciplinary group learns about important issues in Latino health firsthand through supervised volunteer work at the clinic.
If you are a provider, physician, nurse, NP, PhD, social worker, or a professional in a field related to our work and would like to volunteer please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Puentes de Salud In-Service training series is a year-long series of lectures focusing on the social determinants of health. The lectures are also a key component of Puentes de Salud’s Escolares program, which exposes volunteers to the social determinants of health through lectures, reflection sessions, and volunteer experiences. The In-Service series focus on issues of community health, health care for uninsured and marginalized populations, cultural sensitivity in health care, and issues relevant or specific to Latino health. Volunteers from all backgrounds in the Puentes de Salud community are welcome. Presentations are geared towards clinic volunteer students and providers. They are presented in English for one hour from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on a Monday or Wednesday.
If you or your organization would like to be a guest speaker please contact Kevin Molyneux at email@example.com.
Medical, PA, Dental and Nursing Students
Clinical 1: The Clinical 1 position provides a great opportunity for medical students (MS1 and MS2), PA, dental and nursing students to gain experience shadowing a provider and learning how to conduct a patient interview.
Clinical 2: The Clinical 2 position provides advanced nursing, PA, and medical students (MS3 and MS4) with the opportunity of conducting the majority of a patient interview. These students may lead a patient interview, perform a physical exam, and learn how to report back to the provider with their findings.
Apply Here for Clinical 1 or Clinical 2: Volunteer Interest Form
Clinic Student Coordinators
Puentes de Salud has developed a highly organized student coordinator structure comprising graduate, professional, undergraduate, public health, medical, and nursing students. Student coordinators fill 6 positions that manage communication, clinic volunteers and interns, general volunteers, community engagement and complex care. All coordinators attend clinic every 2-3 weeks and complete at least 2 shifts per month to help organize patient and volunteer flow, manage patient records, and assist with educational/community programming. While there are tremendous rewards, and many opportunities for patient contact in all of these roles, the success of the Puentes Clinic requires a significant amount of time managing, administrative responsibilities, and engaging in good communication habits with fellow coordinators and staff.
Eligibility & Requirements: Coordinator positions are available to highly responsible and independent graduate, medical, and nursing students. Bachelor’s degree required. Microsoft proficiency required. A minimum of a one-year service term January – December is required. Preference is given to current and previous Puentes volunteers. Note each position may have additional requirements.
Application: Positions are limited and competitive, please apply early. Applications are sent out each Fall. Interviews occur each November/December to begin the following January. You may choose up to two preferred roles in your application, final position is assigned. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
Student Coordinator Positions Include: