Helping Serve the Underserved
From our diverse patient base to complex and interesting cases, Clinical Shadows get the opportunity to shadow our doctors and assistants in their every day work environment. Along with being hands on in the sterilization room, Clinical Volunteers will get a wide exposure to dental terms and knowledge. (Those under the age of 18, or those without their Hepititas B Vaccination, will only be available to shadow the doctors and will not be able to do hands on sterilization.)
We also have our Program to Improve Community Oral Health (PICOH) Volunteers who focus on one-on-one education with pregnant mothers and children who are at high risk for cavities. Through motivational interviewing and education, we hope to prevent dental problems from developing at home - before they even get to the clinic!
While we do take volunteers to shadow clinical procedures, we do not take any volunteers to work directly on patients. If you are interested in volunteering to do hands on work with patients, we recommend that you reach out to Hope Dental Clinic.
We ask volunteers be able to commit to a schedule that is appropriate for the volunteer position when they apply.
- Clinical Shadows - Three to Six hours
- Generally a one day observation
- Clinical Volunteers - Fifty to One-Hundred hours or more
- Two to three days weekly, flexible shift times
- PICOH Volunteers - Fifty to One-Hundred Hours or more
- Two to three days weekly, according to clinical needs
We greatly appreciate the outpour of interest and desire to volunteer at our clinics! As of 12/21/18 - we currently do not have any openings for volunteers at any of our locations at this time. If you are still interested, please fill out our online application and we will contact you via email or phone after we have reviewed our openings and availibility. Please know that this does not a guarantee a response and that we are unsure of when openings will become available. All volunteers must be eligible to work within the United States in order to be considered for these opportunities.