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Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with San José Clinic. It is through the generosity of volunteers that we are able to fulfill our mission. To provide healing through quality healthcare and education with respect and compassion for those with limited access to care. 

 

In 2023, 711 volunteers provided 20,212 hours of service at a value of $1,760,496. The Clinic’s prestigious volunteer providers are primarily from leading healthcare institutions in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center, including Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist, MD Anderson, Memorial Hermann, and others. These healthcare services were provided through the considerable contributions of San José Clinic’s volunteers that work alongside Clinic staff to provide an array of services to those in need. Are you ready to be a San José Clinic Volunteer? 

 

Volunteer positions at San José Clinic vary widely, from direct service providers like doctors to non-clinical volunteers like medical interpreters and administrative support. We have three main types of volunteers: high-need clinical, clinical, and non-clinical.

 

To see all volunteer roles and associated requirements please see: Opportunities & Requirements

The Volunteer Experience

To become a San José Clinic Volunteer means more than just an opportunity to volunteer. It is the opportunity to make a difference in the community in more ways than one. San José Clinic works side by side with community members to provide much needed support. In hosting community events and community health drives we are able to provide aid to community members all over the Houston area. These event are not possible without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers.   

MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS
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Presenting San José Clinic's Mrs. Katie Carroll 2023 Volunteer of the Year: Dr. Mary Neal!

Dr. Neal says, “San Jose Clinic is a wonderful blessing allowing me to use my knowledge and skills to serve people who really need our help.  I always feel that I receive more than I give by working with our grateful patients and wonderful staff as well as mentoring some of our young volunteers who plan to pursue a future career in medicine.”

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Drs. MacGregor have been a dedicated volunteer of San José Clinic since November of 2021. Drs. MacGregor combined have graciously volunteered at the Midtown location over 900 hours to date. We appreciate everything they do from volunteering, to their dedication to patients, and their continued service!

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A volunteer here since January 2020, Dr. Grinstead has donated his time twice a week each month. Six hours a week he spends in our clinic, happily helping our patients. When asked what his favorite part of volunteering at San José Clinic was, he said, “Being able to use my experience to help people that maybe otherwise wouldn’t get the help they needed.” And for those looking to volunteer, Dr. Grinstead says, “I work with very wonderful staff in a very nice environment. You’ll help people who are very appreciative. Highly recommend!” 

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Dr. Mazur originally partnered with UTHealth and San José Clinic during the 1980’s. Now that she has retired, Dr. Mazur has come back to San José Clinic to volunteer at not only the Midtown location, but also our Fort Bend location!  When we asked her what her favorite part of volunteering was, Dr. Mazur exclaimed “THE MISSION! The mission of San José Clinic is what keeps me coming back. And plus I love kids!” To those providers looking to volunteer, Dr. Mazur says, “IT IS SO FUN! And it is your training. It is a gift we have, and I’m giving back. This is a calling to come back. The clinic provides a service for people who have nowhere else to go.” 

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A San José Clinic volunteer here for six years, Dr. Newman has donated her time twice a week, in addition to the Saturday that the clinic is open! She spends 72 hours a month at the clinic conducting physical therapy sessions with our patients. When asked what her favorite part of volunteering at San José Clinic was she said, “I love the flexibility and ability to provide the care that needs to be provided by doing what needs to be done.” For those looking to volunteer, Dr. Newman adds, “I say to my friends that it is an exciting way to give back to the community. The patients here are some of the hardest working people in Houston, and I feel like it’s our responsibility. You can volunteer one day a month, or one day a week. It’s important and these patients in our community need us.”

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