Volunteer

The Dream Center Clinic is able to offer free services to their patients through the generosity of our volunteers. The success of the clinic is a reflection of the dedication and enthusiasm our volunteers bring to serve. In return volunteers gain experience, new skills, and personal fulfillment. Due to the nature of our clinic we are unable to accommodate short-term volunteer opportunities or requests to shadow. We welcome students, but must require a commitment of at least 24 hours per semester. 

 

Clinical Volunteers

Clinical volunteers assist in patient care in support of the volunteer providers. In addition to triage, clinical volunteers may assist in routine testing, medical education and the referral process. The Dream Center Clinic utilizes nurses, paramedics and students in the medical field in this role. The clinical volunteers are the link between the patient and provider and help navigate our patients to the best possible outcomes.

 

Administrative Volunteers

Administrative volunteers provide staffing for a variety of support operations. Some of the tasks our volunteers perform include greeting, scheduling, new patient screening, medical record maintenance, facilities maintenance, data entry, and special projects just to name a few! No prior experience is necessary. If you are a self starter with a kind heart this is perfect for you!

 

Translator Volunteers 

A pivotal component of providing quality care is our ability to communicate effectively. Without our translator volunteers this would be impossible. At the DCC the primary languages spoken are English and Spanish. Translator volunteers are utilized in the entire patient process from greeting, throughout the appointment, to the making of follow up appointments.

 

Medical/Dental Provider Volunteers

The DCC relies on volunteer Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Care Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Dentist, Dental Hygienist, and Optometrists to provide quality care to our patients. To volunteer, providers must be licensed in South Carolina. Our volunteers are uncompensated and therefore covered under the state’s Good Samaritan Law that limits liability except for gross negligence or willful misconduct. In addition, the clinic also maintains its own malpractice policy. Providers typically give 3 hours(one clinic) of their time once or twice a month – sometimes more!

 

 

 

Volunteer Application

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Availability

Some positions require a six month commitment are you able to commit?
Are you a student looking to complete volunteer hours required by your school?
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References

Please list three references who know you well and can attest to your character, skills, and dependability. Please do not include family members. If possible, please include your current/last employer or supervisor.
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Volunteer Agreement

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Dream Center Clinic. Before being placed in a volunteer position there are some important guidelines of which you need to be informed. Volunteering is a fun and rewarding experience, but it requires a commitment - patients, staff and other volunteers are relying on you. Due to the nature of our clinic we are unable to accommodate short-term volunteer opportunities or requests to shadow. We welcome students, but must require a commitment of at least 24 hours per semester. Our volunteers are also required to be up to date on all vaccinations including COVID-19.
All volunteers are expected to honor the following statements. Please review them carefully prior to your volunteer orientation and feel free to ask any questions that you may have at that time.

AS A VOLUNTEER AT THE DREAM CENTER CLINIC I AGREE TO:

- Report on time for my scheduled shift.
- Notify the clinic manager at least one week in advance of any cancellations or changes to my volunteer schedule. (We understand that illness and family emergencies are unavoidable but please call the clinic at (843) 225-1115 as soon as you know that you are unable to work a scheduled shift.)
- Comply with all Clinic policies, protocols, procedures, Code of Ethics, patient care policies, and Patient Eligibility Requirements.
- Respect all Dream Center Clinic staff and fellow volunteers.
- Respect and maintain confidentiality in regard to all personal and medical information of patients or former patients of the Dream Center Clinic and not share any information with unauthorized persons.
- Provide care with courtesy and respect to all patients and their family members.
- Report any incidents, concerns, or disputes to the proper Clinic staff.

THE DREAM CENTER AGREES TO:

- Provide orientation, training, and support to all volunteers.
- Respect, support, and recognize the efforts of all volunteers.
The Dream Center Clinic reserves the right to terminate the relationship between itself and the volunteer if at any time service is found to be unsatisfactory or in the event that the provided services are no longer needed.
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