Join us and make a difference
Connect2Health volunteers work closely with local underserved populations in clinical settings. Volunteers pair individuals with local resources to help meet basic needs while empowering patients to take charge of their health. Connect2Health team members learn communication skills through patient interaction, gain insight into vulnerable populations, and experience what it is like to work in environments where healthcare is provided.
Volunteer Application Cycles
Connect2Health opens up applications regularly, three times a year, for any open positions with our community and campus partners. If applications are not open check back during our scheduled application periods to see if Connect2Health is accepting applications for new volunteers
These are standard dates that apply every year unless stated otherwise
Summer Semester: March 15-April 15
Fall Semester: June 30-July 30
Spring Semester: October 30-November 30
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Become an AmeriCorps Member
As a volunteer for Connect2Health you could also become an AmeriCorps member. AmeriCorps (AC) is a non-profit organization. AC Members provide support to hundreds of community organizations through direct service and capacity building efforts. Being an AC member, you will get an education award for successfully completing your term, increase personal growth in a professional setting, receive a Certificate of National Service, and build upon your resume. You can find more information on the AmeriCorps Utah Prospective Member FAQ's page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Whether it's your first time volunteering or you're a seasoned volunteer, you have questions, and we have answers.
Do I need to be a certain major to join Connect2Health?
No, Connect2Health tends to attract those in the pre-health and social work fields of study, but is open to everybody from all majors!
Do I need to be a current student at the University of Utah to apply for Connect2Health?
No. Students and graduates from other colleges and universities, as well as non-students, can apply.
What does a typical shift look like for a volunteer?
Shifts vary depending on which site you serve. Generally, volunteers will either be referred patients by clinic staff or through the patients themselves. Using a social needs screener specific to each site, volunteers will go through a series of questions in order to determine what areas that patients may need help with. Using a database of resources created by Connect2Health and the U of U Health IT team, volunteers compile a comprehensive list of resources tailored for each unique patient. These resources can be for food, housing, clothing, transportation, education, and so much more. Volunteers may also be asked to help clinic staff with other tasks during their shift if needed.
Why is this a good opportunity for those going into healthcare?
Connect2Health gives volunteers a chance to obtain patient experience and build relationships with the staff of various clinics. It is also a great opportunity to make a direct impact on our community. In addition, during our bi-monthly meetings we get to hear from various clinicians about their jobs, their experiences, and the future directions of healthcare. In the past, we have heard from burn surgeons, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Pediatricians, the diversity director at the U of U PA school, DWS agents, etc.
Still have questions? Contact us!
Contact our Recruitment Chair
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Connect2Health & AmeriCorps
Interested in becoming an AmeriCorps member?
Contact our Campus Coordinator: