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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 Admin/Flow Coordinators
Admin/Flow Coordinators take an active role in organizing patient and volunteer flow, managing patient records, and assisting staff, physicians and all providers in the running of the health clinic. This roles provides coordinators with valuable insight and experience in patient care and navigation, public health and non-profit primary care clinic functions.Click Here for Eligibility & Requirements
Now accepting applications for 2017 – 2018 academic year!
Application deadlines: Academic Year: August 15th, 2017; Summer: April 13th, 2018. To apply send a statement of interest and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinic Intake and Vitals
Academic Year Internships (September – May), Summer (May – August)
The purpose of these positions is to expose students to innovative non-profit health and wellness models. This position gives students an active role in the process of patient triage care through In-take and Vitals. The intern will work closely with healthcare professionals and medical students. This position provides valuable mentorship for students considering or preparing for health professions. Students will gain insight and understanding of cultural sensitivity, as well as clinical and social determinants of health that impact vulnerable communities.Click Here for Eligibility & Requirements
Applications for Fall 2017 are now closed!
NOTE: If we have any Spring openings available they will be announced in November.
Application deadlines: Summer: April 13th, 2018. Apply here: Puentes de Salud Clinic Internship Application
Graduate 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: November 1st, 2017 for 2018 Jan – Dec.
Positions are limited and competitive, please apply early. 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 email@example.com for an application.
Student Coordinator Positions Include: