Volunteers and Students

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Rooted in our beginnings as an all-volunteer organization in 1972, CommuniCare continues to welcome and value contributions of volunteer health care providers and community volunteers, and Medical Residents, interns, and students at all levels of the organization. CommuniCare Health Centers would not be the healthcare provider it is today without the interest, support, and dedication of volunteers!

COVID Vaccine Volunteer Button

CommuniCare is currently planning for COVID vaccine distribution. It is likely that support from volunteers will play a role in a successful distribution plan. We are building a pool of potential volunteers with and without a medical background. If you are interested in volunteering to support our COVID vaccine distribution, please let us know.

CommuniCare’s Volunteer Program Responds to COVID-19

Volunteers serve many important roles at CommuniCare that enable us to meet our mission – serving patients/clients and their families. As you know, volunteers have been at the heart of what we do since 1972. In response to COVID-19, CommuniCare has led the way in implementing safety measures in order to keep our employees, volunteers, and patients safe, and to minimize potential spread of COVID-19.

To achieve our top priority – safety for all – the volunteer program is currently:

  • Working with program managers to transition as many existing volunteer positions as possible into remote/virtual volunteer roles.
  • Working to create new remote/virtual volunteer positions in response to some new challenges we face as a healthcare organization – challenges that didn’t exist before COVID-19.
  • In the long term, we will continue using guidelines from State and Local Health Officials, the CDC, and CAL/OSHA to create infrastructure for in-person volunteers to return to CommuniCare clinics and satellite locations, when we can safely do so.

We are taking the time to do it right. We want to be able to:

  • Continue to offer volunteers opportunities that will provide meaningful experiences – so volunteers can explore their interests and use their education, skills and abilities to have a positive impact on the community
  • Ensure that the opportunities provide potential for volunteers to achieve personal and/or professional growth and learning
  • Implement proper infrastructure for on-site volunteers that will not add to the duties of clinic staff or providers, or otherwise adversely affect patient experience.
  • Continue to provide high-quality healthcare services to our patients – which is our number one priority (after safety!)

We continue to accept new volunteer applications, and we are happy to hear from you. Please let us know what questions you have volunteer@communicarehc.org. We will get through this challenging time together!

What our volunteers are saying:

“There are many skills that are useful, volunteer to do something you like. And if you have time, do it!”

Dean Wheeler, Volunteer Spanish Interpreter

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Dean Wheeler, Volunteer Spanish Interpreter

“There are many skills that are useful, volunteer to do something you like. And if you have time, do it!”
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“Being a part of CommuniCare changed my view of what I want to do in the future. I had never thought I would enjoy working in the medical field so much until I realized that what I ultimately want to do is to make a positive impact, and I found that at CommuniCare.”

Sam Tsoi, Data Programmer Intern

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Sam Tsoi, Data Programmer Intern

“Being a part of CommuniCare changed my view of what I want to do in the future. I had never thought I would enjoy working in the medical field so much until I realized that what I ultimately want to do is to make a positive impact, and I found that at CommuniCare.”
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Direct Patient Volunteer Opportunities

Interpreting and Translating

Medical Scribing

Group Medical Appointments

Patient Care

Teen Reproductive Health


Clinic Support Volunteer Opportunities

Medical Back Office

Primary Care & Perinatal Chart Reviews

Reach Out and Read

Special Projects

Health Promotion Outreach


Health Administration Opportunities

Human Resources

Data Programming

Marketing & Communications




Become a Volunteer and Make a Difference!

 Direct Patient

Clinic Support

Health Administration

COMPLETE AN APPLICATION TODAY and it will be reviewed for current openings that match your interests and qualifications.


DO NOT COMPLETE the volunteer application above for positions that require credentialing (e.g. MD, DO, PA, NP, DDS, DMD, CNM, LCSW, LMFT). Please submit your CV/resume to volunteer@communicarehc.org or mail it to: Volunteer and Student Services, P.O. Box 1260, Davis, CA 95617


PLEASE SUBMIT A ROTATION REQUEST FORM. Be prepared to upload your CV/resume along with providing the required hours, dates, and qualifying preceptors. If you have any questions, or encounter any difficulties, please contact us by email at volunteer@communicarehc.org

PLEASE NOTE: Volunteer positions at Davis Community Clinic are currently limited due to a remodel expected to last about a year. Don’t worry! Our other clinics and our office in South Davis are still recruiting. Select Woodland or West Sacramento on your application for the best chance of finding a volunteer position. 

We are a proud certified Service Enterprise Organization!

Starting as an all-volunteer run clinic in 1972, volunteerism has always been at the core of our organization, and as we grew and our name changed, the contributions of volunteers have continued to be welcomed at all levels of the organization. Recently, as part of a re-commitment to our volunteer program, CommuniCare completed the process to earn a Service Enterprise certification. As a certified Service Enterprise, CommuniCare is among the top 11% of nonprofits, nationwide, in volunteer management and organizational performance.

A Service Enterprise is an organization that achieves operational efficiency, allowing for greater social impact, by strategically leveraging volunteers and their skills to address community needs. To earn this prestigious certification, the Volunteer Services team embarked on a three-year journey of extensive assessments, training & coaching, and the building of internal infrastructure to support a robust volunteer program capable of adapting and expanding to support the entire organization and continue to innovate and find new ways meet the needs of the community. Being certified Service Enterprise indicates that we have the capability and management expertise to strategically leverage the skills, talents, and unique experience and perspective that each volunteer uses as they contribute at all levels of the organization.

The Service Enterprise seal tells potential volunteers that personal, academic, and professional growth can be achieved through the opportunities they find at CommuiCare and that they will be able to have meaningful experiences creating positive impact on the health outcomes of some of our most vulnerable friends and neighbors, many who have not traditionally had access to the high-quality, comprehensive healthcare that CommuniCare is dedicated to providing everyone in our community.