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How to Volunteer

We are all volunteers at the RotaCare Clinic: licensed MDs, ARNPs, RNs, pharmacists, registrars, social workers, andboard members.

Thank you for your interest in joining us!

To Volunteer:
  1. Download Volunteer Application form (above) and Washington State WATCH Disclosure Consent Form.  Complete and sign both forms.
  2. Mail to RotaCare Volunteer, 12736 33rd Ave NE, Suite 200, Seattle WA 98125
    or fax to Lake City RotaCare (206) 417-9666
  3. Any questions may be directed to the clinic managers David Skatula davidskatula@comcast.net or Hannah Jang hj14569@gmail.com
  4. You will then be invited for a visit, and to sign a confidentiality agreement, to be followed by an orientation.
Physicians and ARNPs

-Must be licensed to practice in Washington State, and must have at least one year of practice experience. They are asked to volunteer at least one Saturday a quarter, preferably once a month.

-For practitioners who are retired (volunteer only), professional liability insurance is available at no cost through the Washington Healthcare Access Alliance (WHAA). Cost of medical license for volunteers is also covered.  CME must be up to date.

-There are usually two providers staffing each clinic. 

-We use a paper chart, we do not bill, we do not participate in any Federal programs, and we do not prescribe controlled substances.

Nurses

Must be licensed. Volunteer hours with us count toward the  requirement needed to maintain anursing license. Professional liability insurance may be covered by WHAA.

Pharmacists

Advise providers on cost-effective meds, keep a small OTC dispensary in order, help translate foreign prescriptions, and may help patients obtain discounts from pharmaceutical companies.

Social Worker

A volunteer social worker helps clientele access insurance and other resources they may qualify for. 

Registrars

Check patients in, and manage the front desk; should plan to volunteer over at least nine months. Many have gone on to medical school or further medical training.

Others

Help with technical support, publicity, fundraising, compiling data, and other areas. We would welcome volunteers with experience in health care administration and non-profits to serve on our board, which meets every quarter.