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Clinic Volunteer Program

The Application for the 2020-2021 cycle is now closed.

COVID Pandemic Update

We are currently not having any Volunteers in the clinics. Please check back periodically for updates and changes. As right now applications are closed indefinitely.

What is the UHS Clinic Volunteer Program?

The UHS Clinic Volunteer Program offers students an opportunity for clinical experience and direct patient contact in the Women's Health Clinic.

Duties include:

  • Assisting healthcare providers and nursing staff with patient care
  • Taking vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, respirations, temperature)
  • Performing certain point-of-care lab tests

Clinic volunteers must commit to at least four hours per week for two long semesters (fall & spring). All volunteers must display regular attendance and professional conduct. Those who perform satisfactorily at the end of the two-semester commitment may continue to participate if they wish. As returning volunteers, students can choose whether to continue volunteering 4 hours per week or reduce their time commitment to 2 hours per week. Summer participation is also available for experienced volunteers.

Due to instructor retirement the courses associated with volunteering (Fall Semester course HED 378D and the Spring Semester course HED 178E) are no longer available or required. Prior to the start of the semester, volunteers are required to attend volunteer orientation, where they will complete the necessary compliance training, forms, and immunizations.

Our program focuses primarily on providing a rewarding learning opportunity for the volunteer. While many hospitals use volunteers to perform tasks such as paperwork, answering phones, or picking up linen and lunch trays, UHS clinic volunteers have direct patient contact. UHS patients and staff appreciate and support the program.

Interested in applying for the UHS Clinic Volunteer Program?

UHS accepts applications for the program each spring semester for volunteers to start the following fall semester. Qualified applicants are interviewed and selected before registration each spring.

Lower and upper division undergraduates and graduate students from any major or background are welcome to apply. A major in a health-related field is preferred but not required.

New volunteers begin their mandatory training each semester before classes begin with an extensive orientation to UHS and a clinical skills workshop. Volunteers receive additional on-the-job training and increased responsibility as skill and proficiency grow.

UHS Clinic Volunteer Program Contact Information

Kathy Mosteller, RN and Luisa Gutierriez, LVN
University of Texas at Austin, University Health Services
Office: SSB 2.404A, Campus Mail A3900
Email: clinicvolprog@uhs.utexas.edu (email is the preferred method of contact)
Phone: (512) 475-8349
Fax: (512) 471-0898

The following are the short response questions that are a part of our volunteer application. Please take the time to formulate your responses in a Word document, then copy your responses into the Qualtrics application. If you start the Qualtrics survey and do not complete the application in one sitting, Qualtrics will not save your responses and you will have to start over.

  1. List up to 5 extracurricular activities and note any leadership roles. For activities/experiences having to do with healthcare or business, please also describe the duties performed. (500 characters per entry)
  2. What qualities do you possess that make you a competitive applicant for the volunteer program? What do you hope to gain from this volunteer experience? (max 250 words)
  3. UHS Values include Diversity and Inclusiveness which involves “cultivating an inclusive environment that values and promotes the understanding of differences and enhances our ability to meet the needs of our diverse student population”. What does it mean for you to have a commitment to diversity? (max 200 words)
  4. Tell us about an experience that helped define one of your values or changed how you approach the world. (max 200 words)
  5. Is there anything else you would like us to know when we consider you for admission into the program? (max 50 words)

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