Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Casa de Salud!

Casa de Salud has provided high quality health and wellness services for uninsured and underinsured patients since January, 2010.  We are able to fulfill this mission through the generosity of our supporters and volunteers who give of their time, talents, and treasure.

By completing and submitting the volunteer/intern application, you are applying to become part of the team of medically licensed and non-medically licensed volunteers that serve our patients.  Please be aware that, due to the nature of our work, the application process is both rigorous and selective. Furthermore, we strive to provide our volunteers and interns with meaningful service opportunities.  Given these factors, please be advised that the application process can take up to 6 weeks.  We appreciate, in advance, your patience as we evaluate the best match between our interested volunteers and our patient-centered programs.

The first step in the application process is to complete and submit the application via email to me at mforrester@casadesaludstl.org or via mail to our office.  After your application is reviewed, you may be contacted for an interview and to take a bilingual proficiency assessment, which we require of native speakers and non-native speakers alike.   Once we have determined – based on your application, interview, and proficiency assessment results – a placement for you with our organization, we require that you, the applicant, provide the results of a background check and TB skin test (PPD), which complete the application process.  Please note that the background check is the responsibility of the applicant and is performed by submitting your social security number and other personal information to the Family Care Safety Registry. There is a $14 online fee. Finally, prior to your first shift with us, you will need to participate in Casa’s volunteer/intern orientation as well as appropriate training session(s) for your chosen position.

If you have any questions about the application process or about serving with Casa de Salud, please don’t hesitate to contact me by phone or email.

Sincerely,
Melissa Forrester, MSW
Volunteer Coordinator/Coordinadora de los Voluntarios
mforrester@casadesaludstl.org
(314) 977-1254

 

Please visit the non-licensed volunteers page to read position descriptions and download the application.