Saint Vincent De Paul Charitable Pharmacy VISTA 2021 - 2022
As a VISTA Member at St. Vincent DePaul Pharmacy you will gain professional experience by working to help them provide high quality comprehensive health care to those in need with a focus on expanding access to healthcare for those without insurance or who are under-insured by: design and implementation of outdoor immunization process, helping to build and maintain partnerships with schools, coalitions and other community organizations, developing clinic policies and procedures, growing their volunteer pool, grant-writing/fundraising, helping maintain the Standards of Excellence, continuing to develop outreach via social media and more.
The main goal will be to increase access to healthcare to the low income and uninsured population by providing efficiencies and the groundwork of integral components to ensure sustainability of funding, possible. Program expansion, volunteer staffing and training, marketing/outreach and the delivery of high-quality healthcare to the most vulnerable populations.
AmeriCorps VISTA was founded at the same time as the Peace Corps with a similar goal in mind: to combat poverty domestically. As such, it is a volunteer program structured around year long contracts where one receives a monthly living stipend, is eligible for free health insurance, and at the end of a volunteer’s year of service, have the option of an 1,800 dollar cash payout or a 6,345 dollar education award. Our WAFCC team feels fortunate to be working with the VISTA program to help provide recent graduates with an interest in the healthcare field an opportunity to learn more about a free clinic or health department environment as well as shadowing and other resume building opportunities so we can ensure you're successful with whatever your next steps may be.