North East Medical Services (NEMS) is looking for college students who are interested in pursuing a health-related career for our Linda Yu Bien Volunteer Program. The goal of the program is to expose students to the dynamic environment of a community health center so that they can better understand how health care is delivered to an underserved population. Volunteers may receive a stipend ($2,000) after they have successfully completed the program.

Date and Location:

This volunteer program will begin in June 2024. The Linda Yu Bien Volunteer Program is located at the 1520 Stockton Clinic in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Program Description:

Volunteers will receive trainings from NEMS Health Education Department on how to improve communication skills in a health care setting and learn how to deliver culturally competent health education messages. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work directly with patients and NEMS’ health care team.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Counseling pediatric and adult patients on healthy lifestyle behaviors
  • Developing health education materials in Chinese and English
  • Working with community partners in regards to health education talks, health fairs, and outreach events and activities

Candidates should exhibit a strong interest in working with the underserved Asian population, have basic knowledge of Asian health issues, and have strong communication/presentation skills. Fluency in Cantonese and/or Mandarin is required. The volunteer must complete approximately 240 hours and work continuously through the summer. Schedules are to be determined.

Interested applicants can apply online using our Volunteer Contact Form and mention the Linda Yu Bien Volunteer Program in your message. Application deadline is May 31, 2024.

To learn more, click here to view or download the flyer (English only). Thank you for your interest in volunteering at NEMS!