Volunteer to be our Community Health Outreach Intern! Part-time, approximately 8 hours/week
CHEER is seeking volunteers to serve as Community Health Outreach Interns this fall. This position will require approximately 4-8 hours per week and will last until early December, 2017. This position will provide support to CHEER's Community Outreach Specialists who are out in the community connecting people to the resources they need to thrive such as community clinics, women’s health programs, health insurance information and more. In addition to that, our outreach team provides blood pressure checks.
This position requires approximately 4-8 hours per week. Intern will report to the Community Health Programs Director.
Duties and responsibilities (include, but are not limited to)
• Conduct blood pressure checks
• Assist with outreach materials setup and cleanup
• Make photocopies
• Conduct other assigned tasks as needed
• Must be a student at Washington Adventist University to be eligible. This position was created out of a partnership with the ENACTUS and HOSA programs from Washington Adventist University.
• Candidates considered for this position must be friendly, excited to learn, organized, able to take direction and learn new things, self-motivated, and reliable
• Bilingual (Spanish) a plus, but not required
• Good oral communication skills, and customer service
• Moderate level of comfort with technology
No monetary compensation. Individuals in this position will gain valuable experience, sharpen skills, give back to the community, and meet new people.
To apply, please complete the following application and submit your resume. All candidates will be subject to background check. If you have additional questions, please email Lucia Zegarra at or call (301)589-3633.
This position will remain open until filled. The expected start date is early October 2017.
CHEER’s goal is to provide people with the knowledge and ability to create healthy, thriving communities. We strive to create safe and inclusive communities that produce equal opportunities for individual growth and fulfillment. Our efforts are focused on Long Branch and Takoma Park.
CHEER is a nonprofit organization that seeks to build community capacity in Takoma Park and Long Branch. CHEER promotes civic participation by identifying shared community vision and goals, and gathering the information and resources needed to measure and fulfill them. These goals for the Takoma Park Long Branch community include: Economic opportunity for all; Improved health and health care access; Diverse, well connected, and safe neighborhoods; and Youth being prepared for life. CHEER provides opportunity and support for activities that improve the community. More information can be obtained on our website, www.communitycheer.org.