Break Description


Are you interested in getting involved in access and services regarding health care? This weekend break is going to the Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic in Buena Vista, Virginia. RAM is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1985 whose mission is to "prevent pain and alleviate suffering by providing free quality healthcare to those in need." This healthcare includes medical, dental, and vision care at all of their clinics. RAM must be invited by a community, and then the community is responsible for providing volunteers, a space to have the clinic, and all the necessary aspects (food, power, etc) for the clinic to operate. RAM as an organization has administrative and clinic staff who bring in all the equipment, organize the clinic, and make sure that the weekend goes smoothly.

There are a number of different needs that participants will help meet on this break depending on individual interest and skills including check in and registration, triage, directing patients, and other tasks in medical, dental, or vision areas. We will be staying in an Airbnb house that is walking distance to the clinic site.

NOTE: This is a co-sponsored Alternative Weekend Break with SOWK, HTH, NSG, and IPE.

You must be a member of SOWK, HTH, NSG, and IPE to participate with this break. For information about sign up deadlines and any further questions, please contact Leaders are Emma Hoffman, Naomi Rabago

Focus on: Supporting Wellness

Community: Buena Vista, VA

Leaders: Leaders are Emma Hoffman, Naomi Rabago

Cost: $0 (Grant Funded)

What type of travel will this break use? Domestic Driving

What kind of break is this? Weekend Break

Departure Date: 04-03-2020

Return Date: 04-05-2020

What community partner will you be working with? Remote Area Medical Clinic (RAM) *Co-Sponsored*

Currently Offered?: Yes

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