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  • Kitchen wall cabinets
  • Laserjet copy paper
  • Laserjet mailing labels
  • AA and AAA batteries
  • Toilet paper
  • Pens
  • Post-It Notes
  • Staplers
  • Cordless Phone
  • Glucose Meters
  • Glucose Meter Strips
  • Toilet Seat Covers
  • Carpet Shampoo
  • Computer with Intel i3 or faster processor for use with our online EHR, Practice Fusion
  • Flat screen computer monitor
  • Labelmaker
  • Portable DVD player for patient education
  • Non-styrofoam hot and cold cups
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Rug shampoo machine
  • New manila folders
  • Sharpe fine point markers
  • Letter-size green hanging folders
  • VCR to DVD recorder

(Last updated 6/16/2015)

Volunteer Training Resources: Click Here
Our Wish List encompasses items needed to give our volunteer medical providers the basics to meet the health care needs of Clara's House patients. Items include glucose meters and strips as well as paper for printing patient education handouts. Any help you might be able to provide is gratefully appreciated. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and can provide you with tax deduction receipts for in-kind donations. If you give an in-kind donation to further the work of Clara's House, please be sure to return the in-kind donation form to us for IRS deduction credit. Please contact Sr. Kathy at (916) 448-3976 for further information.
Donating Time as a Volunteer

Our philosophy of volunteering encompasses the belief that we, each of us as volunteers, may change the world -- one patient visit, one person, at a time. We make a difference in the lives of those we serve as we disrupt the cycle of poverty by disrupting diease and enabling health. Our volunteer service is personalized. It matches Clara's House needs with a volunteer's interests, gifts, and tallents. We believe that each of our volunteers should find his or her niche within the clinic community -- the place from which giving is also receiving.

We ask on-site volunteers to commit 100 hours of time at the clinic in 6 months, with a minimum of 4 hours per volunteer shift each week. We provide extensive volunteer training, and require each volunteer to attend three classes of 1-2 hours each. The classes include Volunteer Orientation, a computer class on our online medical records system called Practice Fusion, and a computer class about the Clara's House particular mix of computer programs and systems. After completion of classes, volunteers are paired with a mentor to continue with hands-on training -- especially for Front Desk and nursing volunteers. Front Desk volunteers receive 20 hours of mentoring. Back Office volunteers (including nurses, medical assistants, EMTs, and other licensed health care professionals) complete 50 hours of training in the Back Office with the clinic medical trainer after finishing Front Desk training. Students who need hours for classes, including student nurses, need to complete the Front Desk and Back Office training prior to beginning to accrue hours for their classes or programs.

Don't have four hours a week? Can't come into the clinic? We have special projects which may be completed from home or at Clara's House. We have one volunteer who is a storyteller, and who is writing the stories of both volunteers and patients for us. Another volunteer picks up lab specimens each Tueday and drops them off at the Sacramento County lab on his way home. A volunteer, who works from her home, phones patients to remind them of upcoming nutrition appointments with our Registered Dietian. In order to work on special projects, a volunteer must complete all application paperwork and the Volunteer Orientation class.

Potential on-site clinic volunteers need to complete an application form, return completed TB test and physical forms, attend three classes, and obtain two letters of recommendation.

For a complete list of volunteer opportunities, please download the Volunteering at Clata's House brochure. For further information, please call 916-448-3976.

Scheduled Giving
Cash donations are always gratefully accepted. If you or your organization are able to donate monthly, it helps Clara's House volunteer medical providers see more clients each month. It costs Clara's House a mnimum of $50 per person to purchase lab tests and medications. Even $5.00 per month of scheduled giving helps tremendously. We can provide a form for your bank to start scheduled giving. We are a 501c3 (61-1591265) nonprofit organization, and all of your donations are tax deductible. For further information, please contact Sr. Kathy at (916) 448-3976.
Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, in Redwood City, Rome, and the Netherlands
Mercy General Hospital
St Vincent de Paul Society
Quest Diagnostics
Mercy Medical Foundation
Knights of Columbus
SPIRIT Program
Soroptimist International
Pucci's Pharmacy
PG & E
United Way
Lions Club International
Sacramento County Public Health Lab
Thank you to our individual, corporate, and foundation sponsors for their generous support of Clara's House!
Forms for Volunteers
Volunteer Application
Volunteer Application for Health Care Providers
Letter to Prospective Volunteers
Volunteer Health Form
Brochure: Volunteering At Clara's House
Parking Info for Volunteers
(Last updated 4/30/2017)