Thank you for your interest in joining our volunteer team! At West County Health Centers, our volunteers are one of our most valued resources. Volunteers give their time, talents and skills to make a positive impact in the lives of others and the overall wellness of their community.
Our volunteers are linked by their compassion and dedication to serving others. There are many ways volunteers can become involved at West County Health Centers and we can work with you to match your skills, talents and interests with our needs.
Here’s what our volunteers and staff say:
“...the thankful reactions mean the world to me, and I feel like I am truly making an impact on patients’ health and wellness, one patient at a time."
– Randy, Volunteer
“I’m proud to serve as a waiting room host and to represent an organization that does so much good in the community."
– Elizabeth, Volunteer
“...the volunteers are great ambassadors and help build support for our mission.”
– West County Health Centers staff member
“They inspire me by caring so much about our patients.”
– West County Health Centers staff member
Benefits to volunteering at West County Health Centers:
- Experience personal reward and enrichment by making a difference in the community.
- Get to know your community and the wealth of resources it offers.
- Be recognized as a valued member of the West County Health Centers team.
- Volunteering is a great way to network, meet people and make new friends.
Volunteer opportunities are varied and include:
- Connect uninsured people with affordable, quality health care they deserve.
- Be a health and human services resource in your community.
- Spread the word about WCHC’s services through public speaking.
- Be a health center ambassador at local fairs and other events.
- Be a “greeter” in our health center waiting rooms.
- Use your creative writing skills to produce a wellness newsletter and articles for local newspapers.
- Bring patient successes to life by interviewing them and writing their stories.
- Inspire others to be active – lead iWalks and iMosey.
- Educate the public about Health Care Reform and how it will benefit them and their families.
- Beautify our health centers with your gardening skills and ideas.
- Volunteer at one of our special community events throughout the year.
- Be a health center advocate on the local, state or federal level.
- Participate in “fun”draising all year round
For more information about volunteering contact
Our Volunteer Program Manager at (707) 869-5977, ext. 3312
Resorts in Bloom
Resorts in Bloom is the Annual Fundraising Event for West County Health Centers.
On the weekend of May 21st and 22nd, 2016, visitors can tour the gardens at 10 resort properties in western Sonoma County and enjoy historic landmarks, a Zen meditation garden, rare specimen plants, a 100-year-old Luther Burbank prickly pear and watch organic cooking demonstrations and master gardener presentations.
We start recruiting volunteers as early as January for this event to help with flyer and materials distribution, signage installment, program development, photography, and logistics. We actively recruit over 96 volunteers as greeters and tour guides of various gardens over the weekend of Saturday, May 21st, and Sunday May 22nd. Shifts from 9am–4pm are available each day, and all volunteers are given a complimentary one-day ticket ($30 value) and an event T-shirt.
Keep up-to-date with our Resorts in Bloom event: Signup for Our Resorts in Bloom Volunteer Mailing List
Please sign-up to volunteer for this Fantastic fundraising event TODAY!!
Call Our Volunteer Program Manager at (707) 869-5977, ext. 3312
The Human Race
The Human Race is a nationwide community fundraising event for nonprofit organizations and is the largest collaborative fund-raising event in Sonoma County as well as the largest Human Race in the nation!
The Sonoma County Race features a 3K and 10K run and walk through Howarth and Spring Lake Parks, rain or shine. Organizations and businesses recruit walkers/runners/pledge-gatherers to raise funds.
The West County Health Centers Human Race Team invites you to participate in the HUMAN RACE on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 8am. We meet at the West County Health Centers booth at the Herbert Slater Middle School. All participants who raise over $50 in pledges for West County Health Centers receive a West County Health Centers T-shirt and are eligible to win other “West County Health Centers Human Race Team” prizes.
Let us know if you are interested in walking, on-line pledge gathering, recruiting more team members, or team support by signing up with the WCHC volunteer sign-up form, calling or Volunteer Program Manager at (707) 869-5977, ext. 3312 or by going to www.humanracenow.org and choosing West County Health Centers as your designated non-profit.
West County Health Center’s Teen Clinic at CASA in Forestville utilizes volunteers for their Teen Health Advisory Board. Volunteers are between the ages of 16-24 and serve in a variety of capacities including peer education, teen clinic promotion, waiting room “hosts” and community outreach. We generally recruit new volunteers in the beginning of the academic calendar year.
To volunteer, contact our Teen Clinic Coordinator:
Erin Elo: (707) 887-0427, 869-5977 EXT. 4405
West County Health Center’s hires one to two full time Americorps members every September as part of our outreach team. Members receive an educational award at the completion of their term of service. Applications are usually accepted beginning in April every year. To learn more about this program, please go to the Americorps website.
For more information about the program with West County Health Centers, please go to the Redwood Community Health Coalition website.