Stress Management Project

Are you passionate about helping an underserved community?
Do you want to get some clinical experience?
Teach patients stress management techniques at the Venice Family Free Clinic!

The Stress Management Program is a program originally initiated in 2008 by Albert Schweitzer fellow Victoria Lin, and is currently run by the NCAM student group at UCLA. The program is held at the Venice Family Free Clinic – which offers free health care services to the local underserved community and focuses on promoting health education.

Stress management is an important life skill because stress can be an underlying factor for many diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and sleeping disorders. Our program volunteers visit the clinic and lead stress management sessions for patients while they are waiting for their doctors. Waiting times at the clinic average about an hour, but within 15 minutes of that hour, we can teach patients useful stress management techniques that they can take home with them.

This program is currently only offered in English, but we hope to offer lessons in Spanish as well. Spanish-speaking volunteers are highly encouraged to join the program.

Documents:
– Background Information
– Volunteer Application
– Volunteer Checklist

Answers to FAQ:
– You don’t have to be an active member of NCAM to join this program.
– No prior volunteering background needed! We will teach everything you need to know.
– Time commitment: It is a flexible schedule which will be determined based on the volunteer’s availabilities, but volunteers must be able to visit the clinic during the day time.

Still have questions? Check out our presentation or contact Sara Wing at NCAM.stressmanagement@gmail.com.

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