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High School Volunteer Program

This program is open to high school students only.

What to Expect as an APHF Team Member

  • Volunteers are expected to fulfill a 1-year term with APHF. Outreaches are not based on a routine schedule, but rather dependent on the number of venues scheduled. On average, there are two outreaches per month that volunteers may register for. Registration emails are sent 3 weeks in advance of outreaches to allow volunteers enough time to arrange their schedule.
  • For each outreach, Program Managers will select from the pool of volunteers who have submitted a registration request and will notify them 1 week in advance. Once selected, attendance at the outreach is mandatory unless there is a valid reason.
  • Selected volunteers will be assigned to a station on the day of the outreach (please see below for further details).
  • Act professionally and respectfully as a representative of APHF.
  • Attend outreaches in business casual attire and closed-toe shoes.

What to Expect from Us

  • Opportunity to serve minorities and at risk populations.
  • Develop patient interaction, leadership, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Participate in educational seminars and workshops, where students will not only acquire knowledge of the silent diseases that APHF screens, but also learn how to determine the prevalence of a certain disease.
  • Provide students with more exposure to research, data analysis, and biomedical fields.
  • Professionalism and Integrity.
  • Mentorship with undergraduate students and a network of healthcare professionals.
  • Volunteers will be thoroughly trained before assisting with venue setup, data collection and processing, interpretation of medical terminology, and direct patient interaction.
  • It is the volunteer’s responsibility to acquire transportation. Parent/Guardian is encouraged to stay nearby in the case of an emergency.
  • Program Managers will generally respond to emails within 48 hours. If you do not hear back, please follow-up with an email.

Become a Volunteer

During each rotation cycle, APHF receives a number of exceptional applicants. The volunteer cohort for Asian Pacific Health Foundation has become increasingly diverse while maintaining the professionalism, integrity, and scale required to personally serve our local community.

As a volunteer with Asian Pacific Health Foundation, you will have the opportunity to rotate between the variety of stations described below, at different outreaches throughout your term. You will not only be able to develop communication skills by assisting patients with registering for health screenings and interpreting medical terminology, but also foster patient interaction skills. In addition, you will have the opportunity to network with healthcare professionals and undergraduate students at outreaches.

The commitment term for our organization is at least one year. While we do not expect your attendance at every event, we do expect you to show interest in attending the majority of them. There is a mandatory $15 membership fee upon acceptance that will cover any food and operation costs for our outreaches, educational seminars, and mentorship program.

If you have any conflicts during your application or volunteer term, you should immediately report to a Program Manager and it will be logged for our records.

Thank you for your interest in joining our APHF team!

FAQs: If you have further questions regarding our organization or the application process, please contact the Program Managers at manager@aphfsd.org. This is the link to our frequently asked questions: FAQs

The Volunteer Cycle

The following cycle serves as a general outline starting from when a volunteer is onboarded with our team until their contract ends.

1. Application is submitted by the volunteer for review by Program Coordinator/Manager.

2. Program Coordinator/Manager will notify volunteers that application has been received and under review after the application deadline.

3. Program Coordinator/Manager will notify volunteers whether they are accepted and provide orientation details.

4. Volunteers must attend the orientation and submit all required forms in order to participate in outreaches.

5. Registration Email will be sent out for volunteers to sign up to outreaches.

6. Selection Email will notify which volunteers have been selected for the outreach. If you are unable to attend, you are responsible for finding a replacement. Please review the Policies and Guidelines for more details.

7. Volunteers will review the Station Manual for their assigned station and come prepared to the outreach.

To Join Our Team

  • Complete and submit the Volunteer Application at the link below.

If You Are Accepted as a Volunteer

  • Review the policies and guidelines at this link here.
  • Sign the volunteer contract via DocuSign. You will receive access to the link after the Program Managers send an email regarding your acceptance and orientation details.
  • Submit your membership fee at your orientation. Place the $15 membership fee in an envelope with your FIRST and LAST name legibly printed in the front.
  • HIPAA Training: to be completed BEFORE your orientation:
    https://irb.ucsd.edu/hipaatutorial/login.shtml
  • For more information of who to contact, please refer to this Volunter Communication Form.

    Failure to complete these requirements will result in immediate withdrawal of your application.

Current Stations

Registration - Formal consent must be obtained before a patient can proceed with any health screening. In this station, volunteers will be tasked with explaining the screening process to prospective patients, obtaining formal consent, and completing pre-screening surveys. Once all required forms are completed, volunteers will direct the patient to the first station for their screening. Furthermore, volunteers must be appropriately receptive to any questions prospective patients may have. Given that a significant proportion of our patients are not native English speakers, we prefer to have some volunteers fluent in two or more languages at this station.

Interpretation - Volunteers who are bilingual or multilingual will have the opportunity to assist with translating and interpreting medical terminology for patients. If you are interested in serving as an interpreter, please indicate your interest in the Volunteer Application linked below.

     Responsibilities as an Interpreter
        - Facilitates patient-provider communication
        - Maintains patient confidentiality
        - Respect for individuals and their communities
        - Professionalism and integrity
        - Accuracy and completeness of interpretation
        - Cultural responsiveness

Patient Navigation - Volunteers will assist with not only managing patient flow and directing patients between stations, but also confirming that consent forms for screenings have been completed.

Shadowing - Asian Pacific Health Foundation offers health screenings for hepatitis B and C, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and osteoporosis. Although participation in direct patient care is not permitted, high school students are allowed to shadow and observe healthcare professionals at outreaches.

APPLICATION DEADLINES:
Fall Application Cycle: September 16, 2019 - October 5, 2019
Spring Application Cycle: March 16, 2020 - April 11, 2020

ROTATION DATES:
Fall Rotation: October 14, 2019 - January 13, 2020
Spring Rotation: April 20, 2020 - June 15, 2020

Office 

4445 Eastgate Mall, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92121


Contacts

Email: info@aphfsd.org
Phone: +1 (858) 208-3801

Mailing Address

PO Box 928244
San Diego, CA 92192