The Seattle/King County Clinic is seeking 1,000 volunteers to help provide dental, vision and medial services to community members in need. The clinic will be at Seattle Center, Feb. 13 – 16, 2020.
The clinic needs both healthcare professionals and general support volunteers to fill a broad range of functions and shifts. It also seeks volunteers for the days before and after the four-day event to help with preparation and wrap-up. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Individuals may register at seattlecenter.org/volunteers.
The clinic aims to provide over $2.5 million in services free of charge. It will be in its sixth year of operation. Partners in this project involve more than 100 healthcare organizations, civic agencies, nonprofits and private businesses.
In its first five years, the clinic provided $17 million in services to 20,000 patients who came from over 260 unique zip codes and spoke more than 50 primary languages. Clinic patients are parents, children, elders, veterans, immigrants, refugees, people living homeless and, in large part, wage-earners who struggle with the high cost of living.
— Information from the City of Seattle