VOLUNTEER AT PUENTES
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) most of our volunteer opportunities are currently on hold. See currently available opportunities below. Stay tuned for updates.
Puentes de Salud attracts more than 500 active student and faculty volunteers from eleven colleges and universities throughout the Philadelphia region. Our comprehensive strategy for improving the health of Philadelphia’s Latinx community draws on volunteers from many disciplines, including medicine, nursing, public health, law, education, and visual arts. This interdisciplinary group learns about important issues in Latinx health, wellness, and education firsthand through supervised volunteer work at our various programs. All volunteer opportunities require an application process. If you are interested in volunteering, please see opportunities below. Contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Note: In order to provide quality direct service to our community and a quality immersion experience for our volunteers, we are not able to accept visiting or walk-in volunteers, high-school students, student research proposals, or short-term class project/papers volunteers.
If you are a licensed 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
Providers must have an active license in the state of PA.
Undergraduate, Post-bacc, Graduate, Medical, and Professional Students
Positions are limited and applications are competitive. Please apply early. For applicants that do not get accepted into a position, we recommend they apply for a semester or academic year role in a Wellness and Education program before applying to clinic again. Volunteers who have participated in other programs and meet required qualifications receive priority for our more competitive positions.
** Disclaimer: Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, only students from medical schools that have granted explicit approval of in-person volunteer opportunities from their dean will be able to volunteer in person at the clinic. This will depend on the medical school program and the current state of the pandemic– ie: approvals are fluid and can be given and revoked as the semester progresses. The expectation is that all volunteers will follow the volunteering policies of both Puentes de Salud and their home institution upon acceptance as a Puentes volunteer. This expectation includes but is not limited to bringing and wearing appropriate PPE on the premises of Puentes de Salud. If your program changes its policy and allows in-person volunteering during this semester, then we will notify previously accepted applicants. **