Advocates for Health

Program Coordinators
Samra Khalid
Diego Robles
Krish Bhut
Jovita Bell

The goal of Advocates for Health is to help connect Brandeis students with health-related volunteer opportunities in order to minimize healthcare disparities within the Greater Boston Community. Students can volunteer with CareOne–a skilled nursing facility in Newton–where they can support residents and improve the patient experience by planning activities and interacting directly with patients. Project Sunshine is another avenue to service in healthcare in which volunteers can create care packages and cards to send to children at local hospitals. They can also volunteer with Healthy Waltham, a local nonprofit, to improve food access to underserved populations in Waltham. Advocates for Health also offers volunteer opportunities with The Family Van, a mobile clinic that performs health screenings for underrepresented populations. As the program grows, we hope to engage more volunteers with healthcare-related services.

Program Details

  • Population Served: Individuals seeking medical care and public health services

  • Community Partners: CareOne and Family Van

  • Transportation: Provided via Waltham Group vans

  • How to Participate: Interested community partners and students should contact us by email

  • Volunteer Time Commitment: Volunteers’ time commitment will vary by program