Background: Due to the Afghanistan humanitarian crisis, tens of thousands of Afghan evacuees have been transported to 11 military bases in the U.S., and will soon be urgently resettling to individual states. Due to the precipitous departure and lack of care, this group of individuals are extremely vulnerable and may have unidentified significant medical conditions.
Ideally, we are seeking volunteers who have experience serving immigrants, refugees, or the global population (we will assure at least one person per shift will have this experience for oversight), volunteers who are willing to be flexible and commit to be available at certain times, and volunteers who are discreet and sensitive to the needs of this population.
Health Expertise needed:
-Licensed healthcare providers
-Medicine, Med-Peds, Peds, FM, Emergency Medicine or other generalists (physicians and advanced providers) who are willing to provide potential time/s for coverage during the intake.
-Specialists (OB/gyn, Derm, etc.) who are willing to be contacted for individual patients (or if multiple patients, come to the facility to see on a schedule), as needed
For Volunteer FAQ, please visit: z.umn.edu/AfghanHealthcareVolunteerFAQ
Signing up for a shift indicates your availability. We will send out confirmation emails prior to deployment if you are requested. For safety and confidentiality, the location of the clinics will only be provided to confirmed volunteers.