Volunteer Opportunity!

Seattle-area dietitians, please see the opportunity below for RDs and CNs and share with anyone you think might be interested:

Volunteer registration is open for the 2017 Seattle/King County Clinic on October 26 – 29 at Key Arena at Seattle Center. If you haven’t already registered again for this year’s event, it’s time!

Achieving this large-scale free health clinic is only possible because of the contributions of a great number of people. Over the past three years, the clinic has provided over $10M in dental, vision and medical care to 11,900 people in need from our community. We hope to provide an additional $3.5M in care to 4,000 patients this year. To accomplish this, we need volunteers (about 1,000 per day) and could use your assistance making sure the needs are met.

RDNs, CNs and nutrition students are needed to work in collaboration with the other healthcare practitioners to provide brief nutrition consultations each day during the clinic. This is an amazing opportunity to share your knowledge, collaborate with other health professionals, and give back to your community. We’re in need of nutrition professionals Thursday, October 26, Friday, October 27, and Sunday, October 29 from 8 am until 6 pm (5 pm on Sunday; however, we’re especially short of volunteers on Thursday, October 26. This year you have the option of volunteering for half-day shifts (Shift 1 is 8 am to 1 pm and Shift 2 is Noon – 6 pm). Please share this invitation with your colleagues.

Sign up for multiple shifts if you can! Last year we completed 35-40 consultations per day and I expect this number to be even higher as the clinic serves more people.

For more information about the event, download the flyer. You can also click here to learn more about the clinic or here to register to as a volunteer.

Thank you for collaborating with us to promote and provide for the health and wellbeing of underserved and vulnerable populations in our community.

If you have any questions, please contact Bridget Nichols (bnichols@arivale.com) or Kathleen Schofield (kathleen.schofield@bastyr.edu).