On March 23 and 24, 2017 AMEN will head to Riverside, Ca for the first time to hold a full clinic. Following are some important information about what to expect at an AMEN clinic. Each clinic is different, so please pay particular attention to the clinic-specific information listed on this page. We do our best to provide our volunteers with a worthwhile experience.
If you have any further questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 883-8061 for general Information
An AMEN free clinic is not your typical 9 to 5 job. Spending a day volunteering as a member of the AMEN Team can be long, hard work (which, of course, is also rewarding and a lot of fun!). Expect to work very hard from early morning until about early evening. Conditions are often cramped and equipment sometimes breaks down, so it’s important to know how to improvise. Most volunteers try to stay close to the clinic. Food is provided on-site. We understand you want to know what you are getting into when you sign up.
The following is some important information about what to expect at an AMEN clinic.
Time Commitment: When you sign up to volunteer for a day, we base our patient capacities on the number volunteers for the whole day, and with the knowledge that people will take breaks throughout the day and that sometimes things come up in life that must be attended to. But, overall, we anticipate everyone who comes to volunteer will stay for the whole day. Our clinics typically start in the early morning hours and end in the late afternoon or early evening hours. If you can only come for part of the time (half day or less), please let us know so we can plan accordingly. Please check the specific information about set up, take down, and times of clinic operation for the clinic you are participating in. We appreciate your commitment to those in need.
Non-Professional/General Volunteers: Volunteers without relevant health care professional skills will be able to volunteer in several other capacities. There are many jobs at the clinic that most anyone can help with: patient registration, runners to help patients get where they need to go, language translation (if you have language skills to offer), dental sterilization, supply stocking and lay technicians in our vision lab. We ask that you be flexible concerning your work assignment at the clinic. We have many jobs that need to be filled; you might not be able to volunteer for a specific assignment. Although we will do our best to honor location and assignment requests, and will do our absolute best to accommodate any physical restrictions you might have, general volunteers will mostly be assigned duties when they arrive based on our greatest need at the time. We have to get the clinic operations up and running each morning, so things can be very busy. You will find that it is easy to enjoy working in wherever you end up at the clinic. You’ll get to meet new people and make new friends!
Dress: We recommend volunteers wear modest, comfortable attire (scrubs are acceptable). All volunteers are required to wear closed-toe shoes (we suggest shoes you can stand comfortably in for long hours). No tank tops or offensive clothing are permitted.
Set Up Days:
Wednesday March 22nd
Thursday March 23rd
Friday March 24th
Clinic Hours: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday March 24th
More volunteer information regarding food, orientations, waivers, etc will be sent 3 weeks prior to the 1stclinic date.
California Temporary Medical Licensure Requirements
1Regarding licensure in CA for Doctors of Osteopathy, the Regulation for the Osteopathic Medical Board does not allow out-of-state DO’s to participate in sponsored free health care events. They anticipate the Regulation to be approved in the very near future, but as of this date, they do not have the authority to allow unlicensed DO’s to participate in events such as AMEN Free Clinic
Advanced practice RN’s not already Licensed in California can apply and volunteer as an RN.
The California Podiatry Board does not offer a temporary license for Podiatrists licensed in another state
Dental Assistant Reciprocity is not offered to out of state Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) to practice in California. All non-California licensed dental assistants wishing to perform the functions of a RDA in California must complete the full licensure process which includes practical and written examinations. Unregistered Dental assistants are permitted in California, however, there are restrictions on the duties that they can perform. Click on the link below for a list of the restrictions or the duties that are permitted. The document is also attached: http://www.dbc.ca.gov/formspubs/pub_permitted_duties.pdf For additional information that is not addressed above, please contact: Dental Board of California (916) 263-2300 Sarah Wallace, Dental Assisting Manager Phone: (916) 263-2300