Volunteers Make a Difference
Interested in volunteering your time and talents or doing an internship at H.O.P.E.?
We have all kinds of people who volunteer and intern with H.O.P.E., and they do a variety of tasks and projects for us. Some of our staff even started as volunteers and interns themselves!
Some of the ways you can help are:
- Covering the front desk by answering the phones, scheduling appointments, and checking clients in and out
- Conducting testing services such as rapid HIV tests in the clinic or in the field
- Running tables at community fairs and events
- Interning with H.O.P.E. to complete special projects (such as creating social media content or designing an online HIV self-test process)
Meet Our Recent Volunteers
My name is Mikayla and I’m from Norman, Oklahoma. I’m studying public relations and nonprofit organizational studies at the University of Oklahoma.
I interned with H.O.P.E. because it raises awareness about HIV/AIDS and works to reduce stigma. H.O.P.E. provides the utmost care for its clients as well as a sense of community. This internship has allowed me to not only gain work experience but also strive to make a difference.
My name is Summer Anwar, and I am an undergraduate senior student attending the University of Oklahoma.
I chose to volunteer with H.O.P.E. Testing Center for my community impact project through the summer internship program at the OU-Tulsa School of Community Medicine. I have had an educational experience volunteering with this nonprofit organization by shadowing local physicians within the clinic, observing testing at unique venues, and volunteering at local events. Through these experiences, I have gained much insight on the needs of the community and expanded my knowledge about STI and HIV testing and prevention.
If you’re thinking about getting involved, I highly recommend doing so! It’s a great experience and you’ll have fun along the way.
My name is Kate Hendrix, and I am a second year medical student at the OU Tulsa School of Community Medicine.
I grew up in the Tulsa area and got involved with H.O.P.E. Testing Center as a way to serve my community while continuing to gain medical experience. In my time here I have learned so much about the needs of my hometown and how I can help take action to address those needs now and in my future career as a physician. I have had the opportunity to shadow clinical experiences, participate in outreach events, and learn about testing, diagnosing, and treating HIV and other STDs.
The staff and other volunteers here at H.O.P.E. are such an amazing group and are doing such great things for Oklahoma- I highly recommend getting involved!