Opportunities Overview

Opportunities listed are provided for your review. They are arranged as Medical ( direct patient care ), Medical Administrative and Teaching ( no direct patient contact ) and Non Medical Teaching to make it easier for you to find an opportunity suited to your wants and talent. If you are involved with organizations or activities that are looking for the assistance of a retired TPMG Physician, please contact Dr Gerry Bourne at bourne.tpmg@gmail.com to discuss and post.

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Medical - Direct Care

Volunteer  - Local 

  • Clinic by the Bay

  • The MAVEN Project Telehealth 

  • Rota Care Marin

  • Rota Care Pittsburg

  • Rota Care Richmond

  • The Second Opinion Cancer Patients

  • Touro Medical School

International

  • FAME

  • Trust Foundation - Jamaica

  • Preventing Cervical Cancer

  • Tiba Foundation Kenya

  • Tshemba Foundation

Compensated

  • Encore Physician Program

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Medical Administrative

Volunteer - Local

  • Contra Costa Medical Reserve Corps

  • MedShare -Collect Medical Supplies

  • Red Cross

  • Prison Law Office

International

  • Health Volunteers Overseas Teaching

Compensated

  • American Physician Institute (API)

  • Touro University Facilitator

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Non-Medical Teaching

Volunteer

  • Experience Corps Tutoring and Mentoring K-3 grade

  • Rotary Kinder Prep Kindergarden reading



Medical - Direct Patient Care

Direct Care - Volunteer Local

Clinic By The Bay

  • Organization: Clinic By The Bay, Based upon the successful Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) model

  • Web address: www.clinicbythebay.org or http://clinicbythebay.org/volunteers.php

  • Detailed Description: Clinic By The Bay is a new, volunteer-powered, free health clinic for the working uninsured. Based upon the successful Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) model that engages retired healthcare professionals and community volunteers to provide high quality health care. Clinic by the Bay became the 82nd VIM clinic in the country on November 9, 2010. Volunteers usually see about 4 patients while working. They also can supervise Internal Medicine Residents, Medical students, NP students. Usually there are about 2-3 physicians working together at a time with lots of cross communication/advising.

  • Medical Specialty: Any specialists that are comfortable seeing patients and do not require special expensive equipment

  • Location: Excelsior neighborhood of San Francisco.

  • Time Required: No restrictions on time or minimums required, although it is best to do some time at least monthly. Volunteers schedule themselves and usually work 4 hours at a time. Clinic hours are Tuesdays noon-8PM and Thursdays 10AM to 6PM.

  • Compensation: Volunteer

  • Malpractice Insurance: Covered 1mil/3/mil

  • Contact Person from organization:

    • David Goldschmid, MD, FACEP - Medical Director

      • <david@clinicbythebay.org>

      • Clinic by the Bay

      • 4877 Mission Street

      • San Francisco, CA 94112

      • Office ph: 415-405-0207, x 304

      • fax: 415-405-0223

    • Henry Smith - Volunteer Program Manager

  • Contact Person from TPMG:

  • Updated 6/7/2019

 

Marin Rotacare

  • Opportunity: See patients in this primary care, urgent care setting

  • Organization:  Rotacarebayarea

  • Web address: Rotacarebayarea.org

  • Detailed Description:  RotaCare Clinic of San Rafael is a free clinic serving the uninsured of Marin County.  All providers, interpreters, pharmacists, nurses, and support staff are volunteers. RotaCare normally has 3 providers seeing patients per evening, each provider seeing 3-6 patients.  We do no pediatrics or Women’s Health.  

  • Medical Specialty: RotaCare is looking for any willing providers (MD, DO, NP, PA)  to see patients in this primary care, urgent care setting (e.g internists, family practice, ED).

  • Location: We see patients at Kaiser San Rafael Downtown MOB (corner of 3rd and A in San Rafael).

  • Time Required: The clinic is open 2 nights/week (M and Th, 6:00-8:30) and sees patients primarily on a non-appointed (urgent care) basis. We normally ask our provider volunteers for 1 evening/month.

  • Volunteer or Compensated: Volunteer

  • Malpractice Insurance: Malpractice insurance is covered by RotaCare Bay Area

  • Contact Person from organization:

  • Contact Person from TPMG:

  • Updated 3/1/2019

 

Richmond RotaCare

  • Opportunity: Direct patient care of the underserved

  • Organization/Sponsor: RotaCare Richmond, an affiliate of RotaCare Bay Area

  • Web address/link of Organization: www.rotacarebayarea.org/richmond

  • Detailed Description: The RotaCare Richmond Clinic is in need of physician volunteers. The free bilingual general clinic is open every Tuesday evening from 5:00 to 8:30 PM, and the first and third Sundays from 5:00 to 8:30 PM. On the third Tuesday of the month a women's clinic is offered. Labs, diagnostic imaging, and a number of prescriptions are provided to patients free of charge.

  • Medical Specialty: The all-volunteer clinic is in need of Adult medicine/Primary Care/GYN/ER physicians.

  • Location: The clinic is located in downtown Richmond inside the Family Justice Center at 256 24th St.

  • Time Required: We ask that volunteer physicians try to commit to one volunteer shift/month, but we are happy to work around schedules if that is not possible. Each shift is usually 3-4 hours during Tuesday or Sunday clinic evenings from 5-8:30 PM.

  • Volunteer or Compensated: Volunteer

  • Malpractice Insurance: Malpractice Insurance is fully covered

  • Contact Person from organization: Amit Randhawa richmondclinic@rotacarebayarea.org P: 510-871-4974 / F: 510-235-2786

  • Contact Person from TPMG: Jan Herr janlaurenherr@gmail.com; 415-706-9151

  • Updated 3/27/2019Preventing Cervical Cancer

 
 

The MAVEN Project

  • Organization: MAVEN PROJECT (Medical Alumni Volunteer Expert Network)

  • Web Address: mavenproject.org

  • Detailed Description: The MAVEN Project connects physician volunteers with US medical clinics caring for underserved patient populations. Our physician volunteers via telehealth technology (video conference, email, and phone) provide remote advisory consultations (peer-to-peer advice on de-identified clinical cases or population health), educational talks, and mentoring for clinic primary care providers. The SF Chronicle lately profiled the group - <https://www.sfgate.com/visionsf/article/laurie-green-keeps-retired-doctors-working-with-12622000.php>

  • Medical Specialty: The physician volunteers can be in any specialty including primary care. Active or volunteer medical licenses are accepted.

  • Location: Telehealth, Physician can be located anywhere in the USA.

  • Time Required: Flexible (minimum of 4 hours per month)

  • Compensation: No compensation

  • Malpractice Insurance: Provided by MAVEN

  • Contact Person:

    • Jill Einstein, MD, Director of Physician Engagement

      • jeinstein@mavenproject.org

      • mobile phone 415-722-3638

  • Updated 3/1/2019

 

RotaCare Pittsburg Free Medical Clinic

  • Organization/Sponsor: RotaCare Pittsbury

  • Web address/link of Organization: pittsburg@Rotacarebayarea.org

  • Detailed Description: RotaCare Bay Area, Inc. is a volunteer alliance of medical professionals and community members dedicated to providing free primary healthcare services to uninsured individuals with acute or chronic medical conditions. RotaCare operates twelve clinics throughout the Bay Area by harnessing the skills and hearts of medical volunteers who offer their time to provide basic health services free of charge to our patients.

  • Medical Specialty needed: Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants.

  • Location: St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County, 2210 Gladstone Drive, Pittsburg CA 94565

  • Time Required : Wed. 4:00 pm - 8:00 p m , & 2nd & 4th Sat. 9 am - 12:00 p m

  • Volunteer or Compensated:  Volunteer

  • Malpractice Insurance: Medical malpractice insurance is provided & NO controlled substances prescribed.

  • Contact Person from organization: Yazmin Mejia, Clinic Operations Manager, pittsburg@Rotacarebayarea.org

  • Contact Person from TPMG: Jane Hewitt, MD,  janehewitt1@gmail.com

  • Updated 3/1/2019

 

thesecondopinion

  • Organization: Thesecondopinion

  • Web address: www.thesecondopinion.org

  • Detailed Description: Thesecondopinion is a 501c3 non-profit made up of over 70 Bay Area physicians dealing with cancer. In the format of a weekly Tumor Board we provide free multidisciplinary second opinions to cancer patients in California. All chart material, pathology and imaging are reviewed in advance and the Panel meets in person with patient and their family to discuss case and any questions.

  • Medical Specialties needed: Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Gyn Oncology, Surgery, Urology, Pathology, and Radiology

  • Location: 1200 Gough, San Francisco, Ca.

  • Time Required: Panels are two hours, usually on Fridays, with 1/2 to 1 hour preparation. You can volunteer as frequently or infrequently as you wish

  • Commitment: Volunteer

  • Malpractice Insurance: Provided

  • Contact Persons:

    • Howard B. Kleckner, MD; Med Director

      415-775-9956 office;

      650-799-2354 cell

    • Lori Bodi; Program Director

      415-775-9956 office

  • Contact Person from TPMG:

    • Amy Gillis MD, Radiation Oncology, Kaiser Oyster Point.

  • Updated 3/1/2019

 

Touro University Medical School

  • Opportunity: Volunteer preceptor, Touro University Student run Free clinic

  • Organization/Sponsor: Touro University

  • Web address of Organization: tu.edu also http://www.tustudentlife.com/clubs/srfc/about/

  • Detailed Description: Community members are either treated with osteopathic manipulation, or enter the clinic for an initial intake and H&P.  Faculty volunteers are needed to 1. H&P station - review the work of the student including their recommendation for treatment, review the patient and sign off on the H&P; 2.  OMM - *if an osteopathic physician this option is available* - review the patient presentation, the treatment plan of the student, and then evaluate the patient (after treatment) prior to discharge.  Work with the student to determine best length of time for follow up

  • Medical Specialty: Any

  • Location: 545 Magazine Street, Vallejo

  • Time Required:  Usually every Thursday 4-6:30 (first shift) or 6-8:30pm (second shift).  In addition, there are community events at community locations (e.g., Napa-Vallejo Flea Market) which needs physician supervision.

  • Volunteer or Compensated: Volunteer

  • Malpractice Insurance: Adjunct status with Touro University which covers your malpractice for this event

  • Contact Person from organization: gail.feinberg@tu.edu - medical director, SRFC

  • Contact Person from TPMG: None available at this time

  • Updated 3/1/2019

 

Direct Care - Volunteer International

FAME

  • /Opportunity: Volunteer at FAME Medical alongside our Tanzanian staff

  • Organization: FAME (Foundation for African Medicine & Eduation)

  • Web Adress: https://fameafrica.org/

  • Detailed Description: Our volunteer programme is designed to support our Tanzanian doctors and nurses through continuing medical education and speciality consultation, and we welcome volunteers with experience who can be paired with our local staff, advise and give lectures.

  • Medical Speciality: All welcome, especially Pediatrics, Family Medicine, OB/GYN & Surgery

  • Location: FAME Medical, Karatu, Tanzania

  • Time Required: 3 - 5 weeks for first time volunteer

  • Volunteer/Compensated: Volunteer

  • Malpractice Insurance: Upon the American provider

  • Contact Person: Phoebe Harger, Volunteer Coordinator, volunteer@fameafrica.org

  • Contact Person: Cary Hart, retired Pediatrician Rancho Cordova Kaiser, 916-616-7048, chart1217@comcast.net

  • Updated: 7/09/2019

 

Tshemba Foundation

  • Opportunity: Provide patient care, teaching and quality improvement support at a rural district hospital and adjoining clinics in rural South Africa. Volunteers, and their partners, are given free accommodations in a luxurious five-star self-catered lodge situated in a “Big 5” conservation area, where they can safely rest, relax and take in the peaceful wonders around them.

  • Organization/Sponsor: Tshemba Foundation

  • Web address/link of Organization: www.tshembafoundation.org

  • Detailed Description:  The Tshemba Foundation is appealing to medical doctors in the United Stated to address a critical health care gap in rural South Africa’s Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces where doctor shortages are posing substantial challenges to adequate health care. You will experience and learn from a stimulating and challenging working environment, treat conditions and cases not usually seen in urban areas and help leave a legacy of improved quality of care by sharing knowledge and skills with local staff who are eager for support.

  • Medical Specialty needed: We welcome interest from all potential volunteers; however, the current greatest need in the area is for Family physicians, Obstetricians/Gynaecologists, Paediatricians, Anesthesiologists and Ophthalmologists.

  • Location: North Eastern South Africa near Kruger National Park. (Moditlo Estate Stand 258 (Entrance on the R40) 20 kilometres South of Hoedspruit)

  • Time Required (Days, hours, minimal amount if applicable): Currently, placement lengths are flexible however based on experience we do recommend international volunteers come for a minimum of a month to better adapt, integrate and contribute to the local health system.

  • Volunteer or Compensated: Volunteer, free luxury accomodations

  • Malpractice Insurance: Volunteer to provide

  • Contact Person organization: info@tshembafoundation.org

  • Contact Person from TPMG: n/a

  • Updated 11/16/2018

 

Issa Trust Foundation

An opportunity for retired doctors, third-year pediatric residents, fellows, and attendings to volunteer in Jamaica. 
The Issa Trust Foundation works to serve the children of Jamaica and train local medical providers while providing opportunities for US-based medical professionals to experience a clinical care setting abroad and give freely of their time and expertise. 

Read blog entries of participants: <http://issatrustfoundation.com/blogs/>

<http://issatrustfoundation.com/>
Facebook:  <facebook.com/IssaTrustFoundation>

Contact: Diane Pollard, President and CEO
Issa Trust Foundation
2401 8th Street Court SW
Altoona, IA 50009
(515) 967-6335 home
(515) 480-1683 cell
Jamaica Cell phone when “in country” 876-503-5903

 

Preventing Cervical Cancer

  • Opportunity: Cervical cancer screening

  • Organization/Sponsor: PINCC preventing cervical cancer - globally

  • Web address/link of Organization: www.pincc.ngo

  • Detailed Description: PINCC is a 501c3 non-profit organization that takes small teams into low income and low-middle income countries to teach healthcare workers how to recognize and treat cervical dysplasia. We spend a week teaching and treating and then require our trainees to screen for 6 months. We then return and rescreen with them the positive exams that they have seen. We treat with thermocoagulation. After our training is complete, we leave our equipment so that the site is self-sustaining. We have ongoing training sites in Kenya, Tanzania, Guatemala and Cambodia with proposed sites in Ghana, Rwanda and India.

  • Medical Specialty needed: Ability to do speculum exams

  • Location: Global

  • Time Required: 1-2 weeks

  • Volunteer or Compensated: Volunteer

  • Malpractice Insurance: Not provided

  • Contact Person from organization: Dr. Melissa Miskell 830-708-6009

  • Contact Person from TPMG: None available at this time

  • Updated 3/1/2019

 

Tiba Foundation

  • Opportunity:  Medical Mission to Kenya

  • Organization/Sponsor: Tiba Foundation (with Matibabu Hospital)

  • Web address/link of Organization: www.tibafoundation.org

  • Detailed Description:  Share your skills and experience in a medically underserved part of the world. Rural Africa's most previous commodity is trained medical professionals. Matibabu Hospital is in a village area of Western Kenya.  You will have the opportunity to directly support patients in the 70-bed hospital with Outpatient Services and a temporary OR. We also encourage you to teach an aspect of your specialty to the hospital staff and perhaps at the nursing school.  

  • Medical Specialty needed: Especially needed- Surgeons, Emergency, Eye specialists, nurses, public health researchers, and other specialists

  • Location: Ukwala Kenya

  • Time Required: Typical service 2 weeks  (up to 3 months)

  • Volunteer or Compensated: Volunteer

  • Malpractice Insurance: Insurance provided by Tiba and Matibabu

  • Contact Person from Organization:

    • Diane Dodge

    • diane.dodge@tibafoundation.org

    • 510-435-4558

  • Contact Person from TPMG: none available at this time

  • Updated April 2, 2019

 

Direct Care - Compensated Local

Encore Physicians Program

  • Opportunity: Direct Patient Care, Two Days per week at Community Health Center.

  • Organization: Encore Physician Program

  • Web address: Encore.org

  • Detailed Description: The Program matches retired physicians to compensated part time clinic and mentoring work at Community Health Centers. Physicians generally work two days per week caring for Medi-Cal and underserved patients.

  • Medical Specialty: All specialities are needed. However more Health Centers are seeking Primary Care specialities, Family and Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and OB/GYN at this time.

  • Location: Presently East and North Bay soon expanding to SF and the South Bay

  • Time Required: Generally two days per week for one year. There is flexibility

  • Volunteer or Compensated: Compensated, Stipend approx $ 50 K annually

  • Malpractice Insurance: Malpractice insurance is covered by the Health Center

  • Contact Person from organization:

  • Contact Person from TPMG:


Medical Administrative

Administrative - Volunteer Local

Contra Costa County Medical Reserve Corps

  • Opportunity: Contra Costa Medical Reserve Corps seeks medical volunteers willing to promote community emergency preparedness and resilience. The unit serves a vital function for our county and neighboring counties during disasters. In Contra Costa County, we ask all medical volunteers to register on the state's Disaster Healthcare Volunteer (DHV) website. This site allows us to pre-identify volunteers and verify credentials before and during events.

    • This allows two opportunities for medical volunteers, to join the Contra Costa County Unit, or the Contra Costa County Medical Reserve Corps.

      • This first option, collects your information and allows the county the ability to contact you only if needed in an emergency. There is no commitment, or affiliation, just a willingness to potentially help out during an emergency.

      • The second option, would be to become an active member of our MRC. . You will have the opportunity to train and exercise with other medical volunteers as well as serve our community missions. We hold monthly meetings, bi-annual exercises and other training opportunities. When we serve the community, we provide preparedness education, CPR training, Stop the Bleed training, youth mentorship and medical first aid for community events. In the event a disaster would occur, our MRC would be active to provide medical care in a variety of ways and settings. Our unit has responded to the Valley Fire in 2015, the North Bay Fires in 2017, Mendocino Complex Fire 2018, and Camp Fire 2019.

    • If you do not think the MRC is for you, but you do think you would be interested in helping during a disaster, please register on the DHV website under Contra Costa County Unit.

  • Organization/Sponsor: Contra Costa Medical Reserve Corps, (Contra Costa County Health Services)

  • Web address/link of Organization:

    • Contra Costa MRC: https://cchealth.org/mrc/

    • California Healthcare Volunteers: https://healthcarevolunteers.ca.gov/

  • Medical Specialty: We take all medical specialties, you work within your scope, ability and comfort level during disasters. For physicians, the most common role is to conduct medical assessments, assist with medication refills and referrals. For community events, we provide outreach, education and BLS medical support.

  • Location: Varies, all community events are held throughout Contra Costa County. MRC can deploy out of county.

  • Time Required: The MRC has a participation requirement of 2 events, meetings, or training sessions annually. This can be as little as 5 hours a year. Deployments are 8-12 hour shifts, often with 2 or more shifts.

  • Volunteer or Compensated: Volunteer, gas mileage may be compensated during responses.

  • Malpractice Insurance: Yes, the county maintains an insurance policy for community events and the state covers malpractice during emergencies.

  • Contact Person from organization:

    • Lisa Vajgrt-Smith, MRC Coordinator

    • (925) 608-5440

    • lisa.vajgrt-smith@cchealth.org or ContraCostaMRC@gmail.com

  • Contact Person from TPMG: None available at this time

  • Updated: May 2, 2019

 

Prison Law Office

  • Opportunity: Work with a nonprofit public interest law firm to review healthcare records of people in prisons and jails

  • Organization/Sponsor: Prison Law Office

  • Web address Organization:  www.prisonlaw.com

  • Detailed Description: The Prison Law Office advocates and litigates on behalf of patients in various correctional institutions.  Often medical records need to be reviewed to determine whether the care the patient is receiving appropriate before any action is taken on their behalf.  Such a review by a clinician would be of immense value in deciding how to proceed.  This would be an informal process which would not include any formal expert reports or testimony. 

  • Medical Specialty:  Internal medicine, family medicine, psychiatry/psychology, oncology, OB/GYN

  • Location:  Remote access to healthcare records.

  • Time Required:  Variable, depending on need and availability. 

  • Volunteer or Compensated:  Volunteer

  • Malpractice Insurance:  Not applicable

  • Contact Person from organization:

  • Contact Person from TPMG: Not at present

  • Updated 5/15/2019

 

Red Cross

Disaster Heath Services Member

  • Opportunity: Become a Disaster Heath Services Member and help families affected by home fires and other disasters with health related needs

  • Organization/Sponsor: American Red Cross

  • Web address: www.redcross.org/volunteer

  • Detailed Description: The American Red Cross of the Bay Area responds to about 1 home fire per day. Health professionals are needed to provide disaster health care to clients (adults and children) affected by these home fires and large disasters. Health professionals may help with needs such as medication replacement, medical device assistance, basic first aid, etc. For a larger disaster response, Health Professionals are needed for similar functions within shelters. Responders can help locally in the Bay Area, throughout the state, or deploy across the country.

  • Medical Specialty needed: Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Nurse, Medical Doctor, Doctor of Osteopathy, Physician Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic, Retired RN/LPN/LVN within past 5 years.

  • Location: We have multiple offices in every county throughout the Bay Area.

  • Time Required: Flexible – we work with your schedule. For a large disaster response operation, commitment can be 3 – 10 days.

  • Volunteer or Compensated: Volunteer

  • Malpractice Insurance: Not provided

  • Contact Person from organization:

    • Julie Mucilli, Volunteer Coordinator

    • Julie.Mucilli@redcross.org or 510-421-4527

  • Contact Person from TPMG:

    • Pending

  • Updated 5/8/2019

 

MedShare

MedShare is a local non-profit organization that collects, organizes and distributes surplus medical supplies to healthcare facilities serving the poor throughout the world. Use your medical knowledge to make a difference as a volunteer at MedShare. With its convenient location in San Leandro and free parking, MedShare makes it easy for you to get involved.  You can join in on regularly scheduled volunteer sessions at 9 AM to noon on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays and 1-4 PM on Saturdays; or arrange to come in at other times.   The schedule is flexible…you decide how often and when you want to volunteer.  You may run into other people you know - there are several retired and active Kaiser Permanente doctors and nurses already volunteering with MedShare – but you’ll also be meeting and working with people of all ages from around the Bay Area.  If you’re interested...
Contact: Terry Monday  <tmonday@medshare.org>; <MedShare.org>

 

Administrative - Compensated

 

American Physician Institute (API)

  • Opportunity: (Board-Certified) Medical Editor, or Medical Question Writer

  • Organization/Sponsor: American Physician Institute (API)

  • Web address of Organization: https://www.americanphysician.com/

  • Detailed Description: As a medical editor, you will review and revise newly submitted MCQs. You will base your review off medical accuracy, board relevance, and our writer guidelines. Our faculty is compensated per question reviewed.

  • Medical Specialty needed: Most specialties

  • Location: Online

  • Time Required: Varies

  • Volunteer or Compensated: Compensated

  • Malpractice Insurance: NA

  • Contact Person from organization:

    • Brianne Deringer | Content Manager

    • American Physician Institute

    • 900 Oakmont Lane, Suite 450 | Westmont, IL 60559

    • 630.908.4138 x102

  • Contact Person from TPMG: none at present

  • Updated: 5/21/2019

 

Touro University

  • Opportunity:  Adjunct clinical faculty, Department of Primary Care

  • Organization/Sponsor: Touro University - California, College of osteopathic medicine,

  • Web address/link of Organization:  tu.edu

  • Detailed Description:  Working in small groups as clinical lab facilitator for first and/or second year students.  Core faculty will have designed the learning activity for the class/lab. Taught in a room with 6 groups of 8 students per group.  Each group has a facilitator to supervise. Examples would include - examination of the abdomen with special testing; venipuncture; suturing; neuromuscular testing - upper extremity; testing - lower extremity

  • Medical Specialty needed: Any

  • Location: Touro University - 1310 Club Drive, Vallejo - Lander Hall, 212

  • Time Required: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays primarily.  Will be 2 hour blocks (8-10; 10-noon; 1-3) varies weekly within the overall curriculum.

  • Compensated position: ($100/hour)

  • Malpractice Insurance: Given adjunct status with Touro University which covers your malpractice for this event

  • Contact Person from organization: gail.feinberg@tu.edu - Chair, Primary Care Department

  • Contact Person from TPMG: none available at this time

  • Updated 3/1/2019


Administrative - Volunteer International

Health Volunteers Overseas

  • Opportunity: Teaching & Training – Volunteer International

  • Organization/Sponsor: Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO)

  • Web address of Organization: www.hvousa.org

  • Detailed Description:

    • Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve global health through education of the local health workforce in resource-scarce countries. HVO fosters partnerships between institutions, local providers, volunteers and sponsor organizations, so that, together, we can address the global health workforce shortage. HVO recruits trained physicians, nurses, dentists, and allied health professionals to support their colleagues overseas through education, mentorship and inter-professional collaboration. Our volunteers train the next generation of providers while mentoring and working alongside those already in practice to support and sustain them in their work.

    • We invest in health workers, helping to build health system resilience and capacity to ensure all people will have access to high quality health care delivered by local health professionals.

  • Medical Specialties needed: Anesthesia, Dermatology, Hand Surgery, Hematology, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Oncology, Oral Health, Orthopaedics, Emergency Medicine, Mental Health, Residency Training, Pharmacy, Pediatrics, and Wound & Lymphedema.

  • Location: HVO has projects in more than 20 countries in Asia, Africa, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.

  • Time Required: Assignments are generally 2-4 week placements, with some shorter and longer options available depending upon the location and specialty area. We accept and place volunteers year-round, coordinating your schedule with the project site. HVO may be able to place couples as volunteers provided both have relevant experience (physician, physical therapist, hand therapist, nurse educator, etc.) Visit the HVO website to learn more or email info@hvousa.org

  • Volunteer or Compensated: Volunteer

  • Malpractice Insurance: Not applicable.

  • Contact Person from organization:

    • (202) 296-0928 or info@hvousa.org

  • Contact Person from TPMG: NA

  • Updated May 22, 2019

 


KP Cares.org
Retired physicians are invited to visit Kaiser Permanente’s volunteer website <www.kpcares.org>.  You can read stories about interesting volunteer projects without registering, but you must register in order to browse, sign up for, or ask questions about a project. 
Registered users can also post projects to attract new volunteers.



Non-Medical Teaching

Experience Corps Bay Area (ECBA)  -  Help Guide the Next Generation of Bay Area Readers

  • Organization/Sponsor: Experience Corps Marin

  • Web address of Organization: http://www.ec4marin.org/

  • Detailed Description: Experience Corps Marin is a national non-profit with a strong local presence in San Rafael and Novato School Districts. An award-winning tutoring and mentoring program, EC Marin is currently seeking volunteers ages 50 and older to become literacy tutors and mentors in kindergarten through third grade classrooms.The unique experience and talent of older adults is the foundation of Experience Corps, so no prior tutoring experience is necessary, and on-going training is provided. Must possess a high school diploma or GED, and be willing to pass a criminal background check.

  • Medical Specialty needed: Not applicable

  • Location: San Rafael and Novato 

  • Time Required: Volunteers are asked to commit for the rest of the school year for a minimum of 4 hours/week

  • Volunteer or Compensated: Volunteer

  • Malpractice Insurance:  Not applicable

  • Contact Person from organization:  

  • Contact Person from TPMG: NA

  • Updated May 22, 2019

 

Rotary KinderPrep

KinderPrep is an multi-faceted project of Oakland Rotary Club that provides financial and physical assistance to kindergarten teachers and pupils. Volunteers participate in classroom reading to children, help with art projects, and serve as a second adult in a room of 20 or more five-year-olds, available to support the teacher. Volunteers are the face of Rotary KinderPrep in the classroom and 'present' donated items to the class, accompany sponsored field trips, and participate in a summer book giveaway. Volunteers also provide feedback to KinderPrep organizers.

KinderPrep is seeking classroom volunteers. Volunteering is very flexible - the teacher and the volunteer work out the schedule. We ask for a minimum of 4 hours monthly. It's a great opportunity to contribute to the education and welfare of our youngest community members.  It's also great fun and there is nothing better to get your mojo going than a group of energetic five year-olds. There is a thorough online and in-person vetting process.  

Here is a link to a pamphlet: KinderPrep pamphlet   

Contact: Peter Sherris MD MPH <psherris@mac.com>; 510-206-0548