Volunteer at HEPPAC! Enhance your skills, learn new skills, advance your career and help your community at the same time! We host and train volunteers, interns and externs in a variety of areas. We have opportunities in direct service as well as special projects to advance the mission of HEPPAC and improve the health of our community.
We accept volunteers with a background or interest in the following areas:
- Medical student/resident, PA, NP
- California State Certified HIV/HCV testers
- RN, LVN
- Medical Assistant
- Harm Reduction
- Back Office/Billing
- Electronic Health Records
- Health Policy
- Public Health
- Marketing and Outreach
Drop in Center– HEPPACs drop in center provides basic need services inclusive of showers, laundry and access to food short term crisis counseling and needed referrals.
SEP- Syringe Exchange/Access Program operates at 3 fixed sites located in West, Central and Deep East Oakland and 3 fixed sites in Contra Costa County running two hours each. Each site provides sterile syringes and access to harm reduction based services and supplies.
Outreach– HEPPAC conducts street and venue based outreach by foot and through our mobile RV retrofitted with two counseling rooms targeting those highest at risk for transmission of HIV/HCV.
REACH– Risk Reduction Education and Community Health – Counseling, Testing, Referrals and Linkages for People Who Inject Drugs (PWIDs)
STOMP– Street Team Outreach Medical Program- in collaboration with the Roots Clinic provides street medicine to chronically homeless Oakland residents which includes a Medical Doctor present at Oakland syringe exchange sites to engage the most chronically homeless suffering with limited access to medical services.
OPEND– Overdose Prevention and Education Naloxone Distribution – Serving Alameda County are looking for volunteers to participate in training’s to distribute naloxone to at risk communities.
To volunteer contact us.