Volunteer at the VA
The Veterans Affair (VA) is looking for volunteers this summer. The scheduling is very flexible and will be Monday through Friday. This does not mean that you need to volunteer five days a week, but weekdays are open for volunteers. The VA is looking for candidates who would volunteer up to 60 hours or more. Additionally, by volunteering 100 hours, you are eligible to be nominated for one of three scholarships — which awards $20,000.
Here is the list of departments that are looking for volunteers from SFUSD: Pharmacy, Nursing, Emergency Room, Physical Therapy, Emergency Management, Transportation, Book/Beverage Cart, Voluntary Services, Greeters, Information Technology, Attorney (Regional Counsel), Business Service, Neurology, Simulation Lab, Women’s Clinic, Canteen, Engineering, Safety, Social Work, Visual Impairment Team, Environmental Management, Fiscal, Food and Nutrition, Equal Opportunity Opportunities, Prosthetics, Radiology, Occupational Therapy, and Patient Centered Care.
Orientation will be on May 14th from 9am-2pm @ the VA, with breakfast and lunch provided. During the orientation they will collect your applications as well as help check your TB tests if you got one on May 11th. Further, there will be a workshop on HIPAA, the confidentiality agreement all health care workers comply to as well as a picture for your badge.
What to bring to the Orientation: 2 forms of ID (one needs to include a photo), updated TB test (tests from 2015 are acceptable), completed application, and a printed immunization record.
If you need a TB test, the VA will be administering them on the 11th, and you may have them checked on the 14th during orientation. However, for the VA to administer the test, if you’re under 18 you will need a signed parental consent form. If you happen to test positive or have a history of testing positive, then an x-ray will be required. If you cannot get the TB test done by the 14th, this does not mean that you cannot volunteer at the VA — still go to the orientation.