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La Clínica de La Raza Inc. | P.O. Box 22210, Oakland, CA 94623-2210 | Tel: 510-535-4000 | FAX: 510-535-4189
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How to become a Health Ambassador
  1. Complete a Volunteer Application.
  2. Participate in an Interview: An opportunity to learn about your interests and for you to learn about our program, requirements, and roles.
  3. Health Screening and Background Check: For compliance, all new volunteers will need to submit immunization records and undergo a background check. Based on review of your immunizations, titers may be drawn and/or additional vaccination may be needed.
  4. Volunteer Orientation: Learn about our mission, volunteer impact, and meet other volunteers.
  5. ID Badge/Logging Hours: At orientation, information about badges and logging volunteer hours are discussed.

Click here to view our Volunteer Opportunities.


Any Questions? Contact Us

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact: Jeanette Alcaraz, Volunteer/Student Coordinator, at or 510-535-2974.

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Volunteering Timeline and Application Deadline

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer will need to fill out an application by the appropriate deadline listed in the table below. All applications will be reviewed but not all will be matched with a volunteer opportunity due to changes in project needs from year to year.

Volunteering SessionVolunteer TimelineApplication OpensApplication Deadline
SpringJan 15 - May 15September 1November 1
SummerMay 15 - Aug 31February 1April 1
FallSept 15 - Dec 15June 1August 1

Want to join La Clínica's Volunteer Program?

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at La Clínica!  Are you passionate to make affordable, accessible health care for all?

We want you to be part of the La Clínica family - Serve the community by volunteering your time and be a health advocate in a clinic setting. Help play a critical role in enriching the lives of underserved communities.

Let us help match your diverse talents and passion to pay it forward to a volunteer opportunity. We seek to connect passionate individuals like you to help meet the many needs in patient care and administrative support.

About La Clínica

La Clínica started in 1971 as a single storefront clinic with the efforts of a group of students from UC Berkeley. These students, aware of the gap in health care for lower-income populations, held a conviction: that every person deserved access to quality, culturally appropriate heath care, regardless of their ability to pay. Volunteers remain an essential component in helping us achieve our goals.

Learn more about our mission and view our history timeline.

Benefits of Volunteering
  • Be part of a community of health ambassadors
  • Develop new skills and gain meaningful experiences
  • Networking with peers and staff
  • Make a Difference
  • Have fun!