“We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small, daily differences we can make which, over time, add to big differences that we often cannot foresee.”
—Marian Wright-Edelman When prospective volunteers ask what needs to be done and how they can help, the list of opportunities reads long. The brief sampling below shows the diversity of volunteers and the scope of their duties. Students of high school and college age join seasoned retirees and volunteers of every age to contribute many hours of service.
- Juanita Bailey helps keep the med room organized and running smoothly.
- Pre-med Washburn University student Amy Rughani is creating data bases for “Ultimate Gift” outreach, pulling charts and shadowing doctors.
- Louise Bennett gives clerical support at Marian Clinic Dental.
- Betty Dunhaupt does the weekly laundry, telephones women to remind them of their screening appointments and follows up on medication reminder calls.
- Veronica Laliberte is an interpreter and enters gifts into the donor records program.
- Rosie Negrete, Jose Cordero, Jose Fernandez and John Padilla complete the volunteer interpreter team to help non-English speaking patients.
- Friday Mary Lou Laue supervises the quarterly mailing projects.
Marian Clinic delivers medical and dental care to individuals and families who have no health insurance or other means to obtain the care they need.
You can help. As a volunteer you will work in professional settings that demand maturity, respect for confidentiality and a hospitable, egalitarian attitude.
While Marian Clinic cannot usually accommodate groups of volunteers, individual volunteers dedicated to healthier lives for the uninsured are welcome.
Nurse Volunteers — LPN, RN or advanced degree. Assist with patient appointments during open clinic hours. Usually 2-4 hour shifts. Morning, afternoons and evenings available. Must be registered or licensed in the state of Kansas.
Physician Volunteers — See patients by appointment at Marian Clinic or in your own office. Must be licensed in the state of Kansas with privileges at an accredited hospital. Must maintain enrollment in the Kansas Charitable Health Care Provider Program.
Dentist Volunteers — Provide dental services by appointment at Marian Clinic Dental. Must be licensed in the state of Kansas and maintain enrollment in the Kansas Charitable Health Care Provider Program.
Clinic and Dental Center Support — Filing, phone calls, copy work, inventory, computer searches. Usually daytime hours. Occasional evenings an option.
Interpreters — Assist Spanish-speaking patients during appointments. Translate written materials into Spanish.
Resource Volunteers — Assist with staging special events such as the spring Corporate and Friends Annual campaign or the fall Ultimate Gift campaign.
Grounds Keeping — Help maintain landscaping and parking lots.
Mail Volunteers — Assist with mailing projects: 1st class mailings and bulk mail preparation.
To discuss volunteer opportunities, contact:
785-233-9780, ext 4
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