Volunteering with California CareForce is a great way to give back to give back to the most vulnerable in our community, meet some truly amazing people, and have a really fulfilling experience. Learn more about how you can use your skills below
Our healthcare professionals truly are the vanguard of our Force for good, providing life changing treatment to those most in need. California CareForce does not provide malpractice insurance, but most policies and California State regulations cover volunteer work.
All licensed medical professionals must have a valid California license or be eligible to practice in California. We are in need of the following volunteers in our medical section: MDs, DOs, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Emergency Medical Technicians, Physicians Assistants, Chiropractors and Acupuncturists.
A large number of our patients report they have not seen a dentist on a regular basis for years. The work you do will not only reduce pain, but will give peace of mind to people unable to afford care. All licensed dental professionals must have a valid California license or be eligible to practice in California. We are in need of the following volunteers in our dental section: Dentists, Oral Surgeons, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Techs, and X-Ray Techs.
Help give the gift of sight. Our vision section performs eye health checks, vision checks, and can even create custom-made prescription eye glasses on-site. All licensed vision professionals must have a valid California license or be eligible to practice in California. We are in need of the following volunteers in our vision section: Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, Ophthalmic Techs, Optometric Techs, and Vision Lab Techs.
Volunteers without professional health care skills will be able to volunteer in several other capacities: registering patients, stocking supplies, sterilizing dental supplies, making glasses in the vision lab, escorting patients from section to section, and interpreting for patients (if you speak a second language). We ask that you please be flexible concerning your work assignment at the clinic. We have many roles that need to be filled, so you may not be able to volunteer for a specific role. Although we will do our absolute best to honor your requests — in addition to accommodating any physical restrictions you have — general volunteers will mostly be assigned roles when they arrive based on our greatest need at the time. We have to get the clinic operations up and running each morning, so things can be very busy. You will find that it is easy to enjoy working in wherever you end up at the clinic. You’ll get to meet new people, hear some amazing stories, and make new friends along the way too.