Volunteer as a Health Coach
Gain marketable career skills and make a difference in our community as a volunteer health coach. Now accepting applications!
FREE training in a 12-week online course is provided. By participating in the course, you will gain:
After completion of the course, you may be eligible to serve as a volunteer Health Coach through a Valley Medical Center primary care clinic. Our Health Coaches serve for approximately six months and work one-on-one with their assigned patient. Coaches encourage and support the patient while the patient learns how to define personal health-related goals, navigate the health care system, access community resources, make lifestyle changes to improve health and improve their self-management skills.
Coaches call patients at least once per week and meet in-person (or via a confidential video call) at least once per month. If applicable, in-person visits may occur in the patient’s home, a coffee shop, at a clinic, or at a community resources such as the YMCA, farmer’s market, or community center. All visits are compliant with COVID-19 guidelines. Coaches also get together weekly via Zoom for a team meeting, beginning after the 12-week course is completed.
For more information and TO APPLY please contact Laurie King RN, Health Coach Program Manager at email@example.com.
Looking to make Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Health?
Our coaches offer the following at NO CHARGE to you:
Ask your provider for more information today!
Read more about the program in this flyer.
Community Connections may be right for you! Valley now offers “Community Connections,” a FREE volunteer service that supports our patients in combatting loneliness and social isolation by connecting to our local community!
Having supportive friendships and engaging in social activities may improve your health! The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) found that adults who feel lonely and socially isolated have:
Feeling lonely or isolated is a common concern (33% of adults aged 45 and older feel lonely, and nearly 25% of adults aged 65 and older are socially isolated), but we are here to help!