General Volunteer Application
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Coachella Valley Volunteers In Medicine Health Center! Our mission is to provide no-charge, primary health care services to medically underserved people residing in the Coachella Valley. We do this predominately through the provision of primary medical and dental care, though certain medical specialty services are also provided.

We rely on the time and talents of volunteers to complete a variety of tasks to keep the Health Center operating efficiently. We ask those who accept a volunteer position with CVVIM to commit to a minimum 5-hour shift, 2 shifts per month for an initial 3-month period.

Before receiving a volunteer assignment, each candidate must complete the following requirements. Please consider these requirements carefully before deciding to become a volunteer.

The terms of our Eligibility Requirements do not permit us to accept applicants that reside outside of the Coachella Valley

  • A personal interview
  • One (1) hour of Orientation & Training
  • Attend ongoing Volunteer Meetings as scheduled
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Authorize a Background Check. We ask for a $10 donation to offset expense.
  • Sign a Service Commitment form (minimum 5 hour shifts, 2 shifts per month)
  • Complete HIPPA training & sign the Confidentality Agreement
  • Maintain proper Dress Code (scrub top; choice of bottoms, no ripped or low-rise jeans)
  • CVVIM Logo Scrub Top available for $20 purchase.


Once your application is received, you will be contacted to move your application forward. You are NOT accepted as volunteer until several other steps have been completed: (1) You MUST reply to our voice or email contact within 15 days (failure to do so may result in your application being disposed of); (2) You are required to confirm your volunteer commitment, and; (3) You MUST arrange a shadow day.