BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — An area non-profit whose sole focus is helping patients in need is seeking volunteers. Helping out is a great way to get involved, help the community, and know that you're a part of an organization that's making a difference.
It's Clinics Can Help, and here's what the group told us:
Clinics Can Help (CCH), a nonprofit organization in Palm Beach County providing medical equipment and supplies to thousands of patients in need, is inviting the community to join them in making a difference by volunteering their time and talents to the organization.
“We have a number of opportunities available to those who are interested in volunteering,” said Owen O’Neill, executive director of Clinics Can Help. “We are looking for volunteers of all ages and talents. In fact, we are proud to announce a relatively new partnership we have with Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBAU) that requires their students to volunteer with local charities. This is an especially good deal for nursing and pre-med students, affording them the opportunity to get hands on education of the equipment and supplies they will one day be using to treat their patients.”
In addition to the PBAU program, Clinics Can Help has openings for volunteer positions in the following categories:
Greeter: Engages clients from the moment they step through the door. The greeter will answer questions about our services and directs clients to the right staff member. This position requires a warm personality and great “people skills.”
Phone Assistant: Phone assistants are responsible for answering the phone, which at times are quite busy, and responding to clients’ questions about CCH services. Phone assistants will also help with making the 200 plus follow-up calls each month to clients to assure that the equipment is still being used and is needed.
Data Entry: Volunteers with basic computer skills are needed to assist with data entry of client applications, equipment inventory, donations, and other information. This is a valuable service to our organization as you will be responsible for helping to expedite requests and getting equipment to clients.
Warehouse Assistant: On an occasion, Clinics Can Help needs two or more volunteers to go out in the CCH van and pick up donations of light equipment. These volunteers must have a valid Florida driver’s license and be able to do moderate lifting of equipment.
Professional Services: We know many volunteers are professionals who can help in other ways – such as donating their services. CCH is always grateful for gifts-in-kind for professional services such as computer maintenance and programming; plumbing and electrical repair; printing and any other service professionals may be able to offer.
“Volunteers are the backbone of our organization,” said O’Neill. “Along with our staff, our volunteers help us in giving hope to those we serve. They allow them the opportunity to properly care for their illness with the necessary equipment and supplies.”
To volunteer today and make an impact on a child or adult’s life, or for more information on the organization, please call 561-640-2995 or
About Clinics Can Help:
Clinics Can Help is a nonprofit organization based in Palm Beach County that helps children, adults, and the elderly by redistributing surplus medical equipment and supplies to those in need. Through their support of free clinics, providing equipment to nursing schools, and the organization’s lending closet providing medical equipment to underserved patients, they are helping to enhance healthcare in the community. To learn more, visit www.clinicscanhelp.org or call 561-640-2995.