Volunteer

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.

CLERICAL WORK:

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. 

SPECIALIZED AREAS:

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.

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Get Tested. Get Treated. Get Cured.

Here are 3 reasons why You should get tested for Hep C:

  1. You could have Hep C even if you feel fine! It can take 30 years for you to develop any symptoms. Untreated, the virus could cause significant damage to your liver, including cancer or cirrhosis.
  2. If you do have Hep C, new treatments have improved dramatically and even have an over 90% cure rate! The sooner you get tested, the quicker you can get treatment!
  3. You are especially at risk for Hep C if you were born between 1945-1965; if you’ve ever used IV drugs; or, if you received a blood transfusion before 1990.

The test is quick, easy, and, thanks to generous funding from Dignity Health Community Grants Program, confidential Hep C testing is now available to you FREE at locations throughout SLO County!

Call us or any of our community partners and we’ll get you connected to a testing site near you!

The SLO Hep C Project
(805) 543-4372

The Center
(805) 544-2478

The Noor Clinic
(805) 439-1799

Planned Parenthood
(888) 898-3806

Public Health Department Family Clinic
(805) 748-4878

 

 

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How Can I Help

Our community has a rich history of volunteerism – people are always looking for ways to give back. The SLO Hep C Project offers a wide variety of ways to be involved, to touch a life, to leave a legacy, to make a difference. Click on the buttons below to find option is the best fit for you, or contact us to talk about how you feel you might be able to help.

All of us at the SLO Hep C Project appreciate your generosity, your time and your talents.

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