Are you interested in learning or volunteering with Henry J. Austin Health Center? Our student and volunteer opportunities at Henry J. Austin Health Center offers vital assistance to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community.  From one-time events to an on-going commitment, Henry J. Austin Health Center learning and volunteer work take many forms. We offer a variety of volunteer positions and opportunities throughout our organization.

Students

Henry J. Austin Health Center welcomes and encourages interns and students from local colleges and universities to learn for training.  Through internships or practical education, students learn by undertaking tasks and assignments in specific departments and are assigned a preceptor who is a person who guides, tutors, and provides direction aimed at a specific performance. Students at HJAHC apply during the corresponding school semester schedule they are enrolled in.  HJAHC students gain a knowledgeable understanding of the workforce‐of, both students and professionals, and a more significant skill set. If you are a student at a college or university and wish to learn and be part of one of our joint educational partnerships, they are also several opportunities available at Henry J. Austin Health Center. We currently have learning partnership programs with the following institutions:

Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

  • Pharmacist Students

Rutgers, School of Health Professions, Interprofessional Education

  • Psychiatric Advanced Nurse Practitioner Students
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker Students
  • Rehabilitation Counselor

The College of New Jersey

  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner Students

Volunteers

There are many opportunities across the Health Center for people to volunteer with. If you are interested in volunteering with us please fill out this form and our volunteer coordinator will reach out to you. If you have a specific area of the center you are interested in working please indicate that on the form so that we can place you in an area that allows you to use your abilities and get the most out of the experience that you can.”   

AmeriCorps VISTA

One of our exciting volunteer opportunities is in partnership with the nation’s AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) Program. This is a national service program dedicated to ending poverty by building the capacity of nonprofit organizations and public agencies. Through capacity-building activities such as fundraising, grant writing, research, and volunteer recruitment AmeriCorps members in the VISTA program serve in an office setting and gain experience and leadership skills. This opportunity prepares members for a life of service in the public, private, or nonprofit sector.

Currently, our VISTA program has 3-year long positions: Communications Program Assistant, Human Resources Program Assistant, and the Sexually Transmitted Infections Services Expansion Assistant. There are many benefits to committing to a year of service, learn more at https://americorps.gov/ or reach out to the program coordinator with any questions john.dunstan@henryjaustin.org “

CatchaFire

Another unique volunteer opportunity is with Catchafire organization. Catchafire volunteers can flexibly volunteer on skilled-based projects that ultimately help our community. You now have access to flexible, virtual volunteer engagements that exercise your skills and support causes you hold dear. All engagements have a mutual opt-in process and with your unique talents, you can support positive change – all while building your resume & gaining references in the process.

Volunteers assist with projects emphasizing on health and nutrition, youth development, diversity, and inclusion as they work alongside our staff developing strategies, creating designs, and editing organization information. Learn more about volunteering with Catchafire.

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