The St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy dispenses prescriptions to Dane County adults who do not have health insurance. If you are passionate about helping people with their health, especially people who are underserved, then join the volunteer team!
- No medical or pharmaceutical experience is required to volunteer!
- Flexible, part-time volunteer positions are available Monday mid-day, Tuesday afternoon and Thursdays.
- We welcome volunteers weekly, biweekly, or monthly – we are flexible for what you can offer!
- Training and a background check will be required.
Be the friendly face that greets our patients! This position involves answering phone calls, speaking with patients, and greeting them when they enter the pharmacy. Additionally, when patients visit the pharmacy, you will ring up their medications and assist with over-the-counter medicine and products with the help or a pharmacist. You will use pharmacy software to access patient information, track and enter data. This position is ideal for outgoing, extroverted and eager individuals who want to connect with the community we serve.
In this position, you will help prepare medications for patients. This includes counting pills, scanning, filling and labeling bottles to be checked by the pharmacists. You may also do some light cleaning, restock vials, keep medications organized by looking through expiration dates, and put medications back into their correct place. While no pharmaceutical experience is necessary, you must be detail oriented in this role.
- If you are a pre-med or pharmacy student, or thinking of pursuing one of these paths, being a prescription filler is a great experience. For the opportunity to receive a letter of recommendation, you will need to put in 60+ hours so we can get to know you and accurately reflect upon your service.
We are always looking for interpreters; particularly Spanish-speaking volunteers, as we have a large number of patients who speak Spanish. As an interpreter, you’ll help patients who might have questions regarding their medication or the pharmacy process. Interpretation may be done over the phone or in-person at the pharmacy.