VIM in Schuylkill & Carbon Counties
Volunteers in Medicine is not a federally-funded organization. The clinic operates solely off of donations from businesses and individuals, grants from foundations and proceeds from special events. There are many ways to support VIM. Every donation, regardless of amount, is crucial to our mission of keeping low-income families in Schuylkill & Carbon Counties healthy, well and working.
Ways to support VIM:
Check/Cash - donations can be mailed to Volunteers in Medicine, c/o VIM 336 N. Front St. Minersville, PA 17954
Host a fundraiser-examples of fundraisers include bake sales, sports tournaments, happy hours and fashion shows. If you are interested in hosting a fundraiser, please contact Bob @ 570-617-4620
Physicians and Medical Volunteers
Retired and practicing physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, dentists and other medical professionals are the primary providers of care at Volunteers in Medicine clinics. Working within VIM’s “Culture of Caring,” medical volunteers often feel they get more out of their volunteer experience than they give.
Each VIM clinic recruits, trains and manages their own volunteer staff of providers. The volunteer coordinator is responsible for scheduling and orienting the volunteer staff of health care providers. And the medical director is responsible for the overall quality of care provided in the clinic. Contact the Volunteers in Medicine clinic near you to learn about volunteers opportunities.
The Medical Advisory Committee of the Board develops policies and procedures for:
• Licensing and credentialing volunteer medical professionals
Obtaining medical liability insurance coverage for the clinic, volunteers and staff
• Quality assurance and risk management planning
Confidentiality policies and HIPAA requirements; medical records systems; scope of clinical services
• Advice about construction plans, pharmacy, diagnostics and lab options
People who make the best VIM volunteers are ones who feel passionate about the mission. Each clinic recruits and trains a cadre of local volunteers in a variety of roles that may include: receptionists, schedulers, greeters, pharmacy assistants, eligibility screeners, interpreters, and others. Each clinic also recruits board members who volunteer time, talent and treasure to set policy so the clinic not only survives, but also thrives.
Contact the volunteer coordinator at our clinic to learn about how you can help.