Paul Hom Asian Clinic -- Volunteer Information
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Paul Hom Asian Clinic. Our mission is to provide free and
comprehensive healthcare to the under-served Asian immigrant families and elderly population in Sacramento;
in fact, 95% of our patients only speak Cantonese or Toishanese. Therefore, knowledge of Cantonese (or
Toishanese) is required for the interpreter positions (see position description below). Experience in working
with people is also highly sought for in our applicants. Additionally, we emphasize that even if this is your first
year of college at UC Davis, you are encouraged to apply and to talk about experiences from high school in the
written application. For more information about our clinic, please visit our website:
I. Please be aware of the following:
a) You are applying to volunteer in Winter and Spring quarters of 2010.
b) All volunteers must be registered UCD students during the entire time of the internship.
c) We are currently recruiting INTERPRETERS
d) Upon hired, all volunteers MUST provide proof of HepB vaccination and a recent (within a year)
e) Commitment for this internship includes:
two consecutive quarters
work at least 5 Saturdays per quarter (6 Saturdays during the summer)
attending quarterly meetings
attending training, vocabulary, and interpretation sessions
attending two of our volunteer events
participate in one of our clinic committees
II. Position Descriptions:
1) Patient Advocate – Interpreter (multiple positions)
a) Must have fluent knowledge of Cantonese (or Toishanese) dialect. Knowledge of other Chinese
dialects definitely encouraged.
b) Mainly act as interpreters for predominantly Cantonese-speaking patients that visit the clinic.
c) Other responsibilities include:
i. In take of vital signs
ii. Dispensing drugs in the pharmacy
iii. Assisting medical students in the laboratory
iv. Receptionist and clerical work
v. Providing social services to the uninsured and underprivileged
2) Patient Advocate – Non-Interpreter (1-2 positions)
a) Must be highly motivated and be able to work independently
b) Clerical work (includes retrieving and filing patient charts, data entry)
c) Pharmacy duties (including restocking, shelving, counting pills, drug inventory)
d) In take of vital signs (if there are English speaking patients)
e) Assist medical students in the lab
f) Working on ongoing clinical projects and databases
**Please Be aware that this position has limited patient contact since 95% of our patient population is
III. After you have completed the application (typed or written), please send it to:
945 J St., Apt #342
Davis, CA 95616
IV. If you have additional questions, you may contact Wilbur Wong at:
V. Important dates for our application process:
a) Deadline for Written Application is Monday, October 5th - Postmarked.
We strongly encourage applicants to submit their applications as early as possible!
Everyone who submits a completed written application for the Interpreter Position will receive
*Interview times will be available on a first come first serve basis, so send in your
b) If you are selected for an interview, you will receive an e-mail with your interview time no later
than Thursday, October 8th . If you have any concern regarding the interview, please address it to
us by the following day.
*During the whole interview process we would like to stress the importance that you check
your given email regularly and often, including weekends.
c) Interviews will be held between Tuesday, October 13th – Sunday, October 18th .
Please dress in appropriate business attire. If applicable, bring an updated resume.
d) You will be informed of our final decision no later than October 23th..
We will inform all applicants via email to the address listed on the written application.
If any change in dates arises, we will notify you via email.
Best wishes with the application process! We look forward to meeting you!
Paul Hom Asian Clinic -- Volunteer Application
Name: (Last, First) _____________________________________________________ Gender: M F
Age: _______ Date of Birth: _____________________ Year in College: ___________________________
Local Address: _____________________________________________ City: _________________________
State: _____ Zip Code: _____________ Local Phone: ( ) _________________________________
Permanent Address: _________________________________________ City: _________________________
State: _____ Zip Code: _____________ Permanent Phone: ( ) ______________________________
E-mail Address: ____________________________ Expected Month/Year of Graduation: ________________
Major: _______________________________________ Minor: ____________________________________
Future Career Goals: _________________________________________________________________________
If you have a car, would you be willing to drive others(Y/N)? ___ If yes, how many can you take in your car? __
What dialects do you speak fluently (ie. Cantonese, Toishanese, Mandarin, etc)?
At what level is your Chinese literacy?
How did you hear about the Paul Hom Asian Clinic? _______________________________________________
Have you ever applied to Paul Hom Asian Clinic before? ___________ If yes, when? _________________
To help us assess you as an applicant, please answer the following questions on another sheet of paper. We ask
that you do not exceed more than one page for all three questions. Please do not use a font size smaller than 10
1) Why do you want to volunteer at the Paul Hom Asian Clinic?
2) What qualities set you apart from other applicants?
3) Tell us about the most meaningful experience you have had in working with people.
A) Please attach a resume (no longer than one page in length) detailing your school activities, leadership
positions, and community service work. We encourage freshmen & sophomores to apply, so you may
include information from high school. We ask that juniors and seniors limit their resume information to
experiences from college only.
B) Please attach a photocopy of your student ID card and a CLEAR picture or your Driver’s license or CA
ID. This will be used for identification purposes only.