The SLO Hep C Project provides a variety of services with the assistance of our team of volunteers. Volunteers come from all walks of life, teens to retirees, and are able to provide clients with services that would be difficult to obtain otherwise. volunteer services cover several broad categories: Clerical Work, Client Services, Fundraising / Public Awareness and areas of special expertise.
Most of the volunteer work in this area revolves around our office. We use volunteers as office receptionists and to assist us with projects, such as computer data entry, bulk mailings, general office and food pantry organization, food requests, and other related jobs.
DIRECT CLIENT SERVICES:
Volunteers assist clients in a number of ways. They can provide assistance with basic living needs, such as housekeeping, cooking, and errands; volunteers can also give rides to appointments, help a client with gardening, pet care and moving. We can pair a volunteer with a “buddy”, someone who is available to talk on the phone, visit, share a meal or cup of coffee and generally be there in support of the client.
FUNDRAISING / PUBLIC AWARENESS:
This category covers volunteer involvement in the area of special events, such as food pantry drives, the Hep C Update Symposium or other large fund-raising events.
We have many volunteers who have areas of expertise such as massage therapy or legal assistance who contribute their time and talents. Please let us know if you have any skills that you think may be useful and beneficial for our clients.
If you have any questions regarding the volunteer program, please contact Karla Quiroga, Volunteer Coordinator, or call her at (805) 781-3660.