Please note: due to confidentiality reasons, we only allow non-patients to volunteer at the main clinic. However, we utilize both patients and non-patient volunteers at special events, including the Restoring Harmony Pow Wow, Dance of the Two Moons and the Health Education and Wellness Summer Camps.
Volunteering: Key to a lifetime of good health
Volunteering has long been a common ethic in the United States, with people each year giving their time without any expectation of compensation. While these volunteer activities may be performed with the core intention of helping others, there is also a common wisdom that those who give of themselves also receive. Read more in the Summer 2008 issue of the Healthy Spirit.
You can't miss them
They're the men and women who wear navy-colored lab coats with badges reading "Volunteer." You see them assisting in Registration, entertaining and reading to kids in the lobby, educating clients in Medical and providing support services throughout the building. Their purpose: to assist IHCRC staff and patients prior to being asked.
Actually, much of what we do seems unseen and behind the scenes to keep Indian Health Care Resource Center the viable, vibrant clinic it is – serving the 86,000 Native Americans who live in the Tulsa metropolitan area. However, you need only look at the list of all that volunteers do, activities that touch each facet of our operations, to know how valuable a volunteer's contribution is to our success.
"For each member of the IHCRC Volunteer Program, one thing is true: each is needed. One way we at Indian Health Care Resource Center are able to achieve our objectives is to access available resources and minimize operating expenditures. Volunteers are an outstanding example of success in both of these areas. We appreciate and value the experience and professionalism each volunteer brings to our center, community and our people." –Edward E. Rogers, Volunteers Coordinator
Indian Health Care Resource Center Volunteer Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary
The Indian Health Care Resource Center Volunteer Program celebrated ten years in September 2011. Under the direction of Edward E. Rogers, Credentialing and Volunteer Coordinator, the program has transformed into an essential and integral part of IHCRC's operations. Partnerships with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), AARP's Senior Community Service Employment Program and the Tulsa Volunteer Center, have been instrumental in the success of the program. Volunteer hours provided in Diagnostic Imaging, Pharmacy patient assistance and reading to children in the lobby areas total between 400 to 600 hours each month.
In the Summer 2006 issue of the Healthy Spirit Newsletter A Volunteer's Perspective - A Rewarding Experience, provides an account of IHCRC's volunteer children's reading program.If you would like to volunteer, please contact Edward Rogers at (918) 382-1292 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.