Free Clinic Info New 2018-02-05T21:34:13+00:00

Impact Your Health – AMEN Free Clinic in Silver Spring

Silver Spring, MD

11/05/17,

1 Day(s)

Volunteer

Thank you for volunteering for THE HOPE CLINIC (Silver Spring) in partnership with AMEN, ADRA and Hope Channel.
We are excited to work alongside you as we serve a need within our community.

Clinic Location: Seventh-day Adventist Church Headquarters, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring MD 20904
Parking: On the left or right side of the building.

Please note the following updates:

Saturday, Nov 4 @ 7:15PM
Orientation – volunteer training will take place at the Seventh-day Adventist Church Headquarters building on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 7:15 p.m. The meeting takes place on the second floor in rooms 2I 13-14. Another event is taking place in the building during orientation so parking might be challenging. Parking is available on both sides of the building.

Sunday, Nov 5 ARRIVAL TIMES
6:00am – AM and FULL DAY VOLUNTEERS
On Sunday, full-day and AM volunteers are asked to arrive by 6:00 a.m.
11:00am – HALF DAY or PM VOLUNTEERS
half-day volunteers should arrive at 11 a.m.

Dress Code: All volunteers should wear khaki or dark pants/skirts and comfortable closed-toe shoes. Scrubs are acceptable for medical professional volunteers. “The Hope Clinic” tee shirts and ID badges will be provided during the volunteer training session and day of the event.

Meals: Breakfast is provided for all AM and FULL DAY volunteers and lunch is provided for all PM and FULL DAY volunteers.

Breaks: Each department head will manage lunch breaks for members in their area. Breaks are mandatory and can be done in a rotating manner.

License: If you are a medical provider and have not served at an AMEN clinic before, (and did NOT register online) please bring a copy of your license to Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, November 4, 2017, or to the clinic on Sunday, November 5. This step ensures that our volunteer’s providers are covered by our malpractice insurance.
Tanya Holland (hollandt@gc.adventist.org) is the clinic director; she can be reached directly to answer any questions that you may have.

Samois Regis (regiss@gc.adventist.org) is assisting with recruitment. Please do not hesitate to contact one of us with questions or concerns.

Thank you in advance for your consideration to participate in this rewarding and worthy cause.

For more info:
(530) 883-8061
admin@amensda.org

Free Clinic Day(s)
Clinic Days: 11/05/17,

Location:
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904
United States

The following is some important information about what to expect at an AMEN clinic.

Time Commitment

When you sign up to volunteer for a day, we base our patient capacities on the number volunteers for the whole day, and with the knowledge that people will take breaks throughout the day and that sometimes things come up in life that must be attended to. But, overall, we anticipate everyone who comes to volunteer will stay for the whole day. Our clinics typically start in the early morning hours and end in the late afternoon or early evening hours. If you can only come for part of the time (half day or less), please let us know so we can plan accordingly. Please check the specific information about set up, take down, and times of clinic operation for the clinic you are participating in. We appreciate your commitment to those in need.

Non-Professional/General Volunteers

Volunteers without relevant health care professional skills will be able to volunteer in several other capacities. There are many jobs at the clinic that most anyone can help with: patient registration, runners to help patients get where they need to go, language translation (if you have language skills to offer), dental sterilization, supply stocking and lay technicians in our vision lab. We ask that you be flexible concerning your work assignment at the clinic. We have many jobs that need to be filled; you might not be able to volunteer for a specific assignment. Although we will do our best to honor location and assignment requests, and will do our absolute best to accommodate any physical restrictions you might have, general volunteers will mostly be assigned duties 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 and make new friends!

Dress

We recommend volunteers wear modest, comfortable attire (scrubs are acceptable). All volunteers are required to wear closed-toe shoes (we suggest shoes you can stand comfortably in for long hours). No tank tops or offensive clothing are permitted.

  • Physicians, NP, PA’s
  • Nurses, EMT
  • Lifestyle Counselors
  • Physical/Occupational Therapists, Massage Therapists
  • Social Worker, Mental Health Counselors
  • Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, Opticians
  • Dentists, Dental Assistants, Hygienists, Registered Dental Assistants
  • Translators, Greeters
  • Registration, Food Coordinators, Pastors/Chaplains
  • Security/Crowd Control Specialists

More volunteer information regarding food, orientations, waivers, etc will be sent 3 weeks prior to the 1st clinic date.

Maryland Temporary Dental Licensure Requirements

To obtain a temporary Dentists or Hygienists license to practice at the AMEN clinic in Maryland, please click HERE.