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Volunteer with Health Self-Management Services

We Value Volunteers

As a Health Self-Management Services volunteer you will have the opportunity to give back to your community and change lives through leadership and workshop facilitation.

Health Self-Management Services provide programs to diverse communities and establish innovative partnerships, while maintaining a standard of excellence and cultural humility. To support this mission, we have been working for many years to train and deploy volunteers to provide health self-management education in diverse communities across Los Angeles County. Volunteers lead up to half of our evidence-based programs, so we do our best to provide support and development to every single one.

We support our volunteers through orientation and workshop facilitation training. We also provide continuous support including biannual Peer Education Development and Leadership (PEDAL) meetings.

Health Self-Management Leaders Needed

Volunteer Description

Health Self-Management Leaders are needed to facilitate the following evidence-based programs in their communities:

Healthier Living: A program for people living with chronic conditions to address physical, mental, emotional and social challenges in an interactive and proactive group setting

A Matter of Balance: A program in which participants learn to view falls and the fear of falling as controllable, and set realistic goals to reduce fall risk factors

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program: A program offering low impact exercises and gentle activities to increase joint flexibility, range of motion and muscle strength

Tai Chi for Arthritis: A program that helps participants improve their own health, reduce pain, and enhance psychological health. See additional requirements below.

Programs last 6 – 10 weeks with 1-2 sessions per week. Weekly time commitment is 4-6 hours after training. Training commitment varies by program from 10 hours online to 4 days in person.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Comfort presenting for, and encouraging discussions in groups<
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Availability between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM on weekdays
  • Commitment to leading at least three workshops per year and attending training
  • Spanish speakers are especially encouraged to apply!

Guest Healthcare Professionals Needed

Volunteer Description

Guest Healthcare Professionals provide a link to the medical community for older adults enrolled in our falls prevention program, A Matter of Balance. Guest Healthcare Professionals must respond to questions from participants and provide a demonstration about falls (material provided).

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Comfort presenting for groups
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Availability between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM on weekdays
  • Commitment to visiting at least three workshops per year (at 1 hour per visit)
  • Education Degree or advanced study in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, or Exercise Physiology

Next Steps

If you’re ready to volunteer these are the next steps in the process:

  1. Complete and submit an application form by clicking START APPLICATION button below.
  2. If you meet our requirements, our staff will schedule a phone screening to see if it’s a good fit.
  3. Attend an in-person orientation in our San Fernando office, or participate in an online training.
  4. Complete paperwork and undertake safety training.
  5. Be scheduled to attend a workshop leader training for an evidence-based program.
  6. Begin to lead your first workshop!

We do our best to review applications, onboard, train, and place volunteers as quickly as possible, but this process takes time!

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Contact Us

For more information about volunteering, complete the form below, email us at EBPrograms@picf.org, or call us direct at 818-837-3775 ext. 112.

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