The Volunteer Program at Quan Yin Healing Arts Center is a direct reflection of the spirit of the clinic. In Chinese mythology, Quan Yin is known as the Goddess of healing and compassion. The love, caring, and spirit of giving that the volunteers bring to the clinic speaks to the appropriate naming of the clinic.
The Quan Yin Volunteer Program is made up of a wide diversity of ages, cultures and people skills. The program allows people the opportunity to explore the possibility of pursuing education or training in Chinese Medicine or therapeutic massage. Work exchange possibilities are available to volunteers who are in need of assistance in accessing the type of services that the clinic provides. Other benefits include reduced fees for onsite classes and other learning opportunities.
Clinical volunteers are trained to assist the acupuncturists with patient care. Clinical volunteers receive training in safety, OSHA guidelines and Universal Precautions. Learning to work as a part of the treatment team is an exciting and rewarding experience. The training is excellent preparation for working safely with a variety of health conditions and developing a deeper understanding of the role of acupuncture and Chinese medicine in a public health setting.
Administrative Volunteers bring a vital dynamic to the operations team. Some people want to give back to the community or have strong business, computer, desk top publishing (news letter) or other administrative skills that can provide a supportive role in the operations of the clinic. This level of volunteer support can often be arranged to fit into a busy schedule. The volunteers who provide this level of necessary infrastructure make a difference in the lives of the patients and staff at Quan Yin Healing Arts Center.
Board Member Positions
Board Member Positions have been filled through response to the Volunteer Program. Those in the community who have an interest in Complementary Medicine, Integrated Health Care, Chinese Medicine, and Community Health, are encouraged to contact Naomi Jatovsky. Openings and recruitment for the Quan Yin Board of Directors occurs on a bi annual basis. Interested persons can attend a board meeting or meet with other board members to find out more information regarding agency goals and projects, as well as long and short term planning.
Become a Volunteer
People who choose to spend volunteer time at Quan Yin Healing Arts Center, are provided the opportunity to experience personal growth and a deepening of ones experience of how through helping others we are able to experience ourselves in a new and fresh way.
For further information regarding volunteer opportunities, contact us. You can also download the Volunteer Application Form. Internships are available for those in the health care profession (nurses, physicians, acupuncturists, etc.) who wish to have first hand experience of the uniqueness of our non-profit, model clinic.