Local Service

  • About IU-SOC Registration and the Near East Side Community it Serves

    Since the spring of 2012, Timmy Global Health at IUPUI members have the opportunity to provide registration support for the Indiana University Student Outreach Clinic (IU-SOC) on the Near East Side of Indianapolis inside of Neighborhood Fellowship Church. We have been an official partner of the clinic since the summer of 2015. The leadership of IU-SOC Registration has had the opportunity to present information about undergraduate clinic involvement at the national level via the 2016 Society for Student-run Free Clinics (SSRFC) Conference (see below, right photo).

    iu-soc vols   ssrfc conference

    IU-SOC is a student-run free clinic which serves the near east side community through the services of Medicine, Pharmacy, Legal, Social Work, Dental, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Public Health, and Nursing. The health needs of this community are widely documented to be underserved for a variety of reasons such as cost of healthcare, lack of transportation, and lack of a primary care provider. There is also a fear of the medical community to some extent and an increased number of uninsured due to poverty and unemployment.

    How Can I Volunteer?

    There is an application process in order to volunteer with IU-SOC Registration. Primary responsibilities of IU-SOC Registration volunteers include signing-in patients, creating patient appointments in the electronic medical system (see above, left photo), and answering general questions from patients every Saturday from 8:45 AM to 3:00 PM. Each Saturday, 2-5 volunteers staff the front desk, including one clinic manager. Since the clinic days are long, volunteers are only expected to serve at clinic once per month on average. Leadership opportunities are also available. 

    For more information on IU-SOC Registration, please contact our Chair (Melanie Scheive) and Vice-Chair (Abby Hadley) by emailing registration@iu-soc.org.

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  • About General Member Service & Engagement

    Each month, Timmy Global Health at IUPUI participates in a Saturday of Service. All Timmy members will have the opportunity to volunteer on a Saturday morning to provide service in our local community. We will be participating in the IUPUI Days of Service and partnering with other Indianapolis organizations to provide meaningful service and educational experiences for our members.  

    iServe  2016 day of caring

    The 2016-2017 Director of Service & Engagement is Miranda Stumbo. Please contact her at  mirastum@iupui.edu with any questions or suggestions about general member service and engagement.

  • About the G.O.A.L. Program

    goalTimmy Global Health at IUPUI is currently working with IU Health to implement a local Get Onboard Active Living (G.O.A.L.) Program beginning in the spring of 2017. The purpose of this 6-week program is to educate children about nutrition and healthy lifestyles, with the hope of decreasing the prevalence of childhood obesity. We will be working to train a group of Timmy volunteers to run this curriculum in existing after-school programs. This public health initiative is a great opportunity for Timmy members to engage the youth of our community with a fun service opportunity.

    If you are interested in the program or have any questions, please contact our 2016-2017 Director of G.O.A.L., Chad Childers, at chemchil@umail.iu.edu.

  • About the Food Access Initiative

    food access initiative

    Timmy Global Health at IUPUI is currently working with IU Health to implement a new Food Access Initiative in the northwest section of the city of Indianapolis. A group of Timmy volunteers will be trained to survey community members about food access needs and potential solutions to these needs. With Timmy’s help, IU Health hopes to create new healthy food programs in northwest Indianapolis, such as a food co-op or farmers’ market.

    To learn more about this initiative, please contact our 2016-2017 Director of Food Access Initiative, Victor Olafusi, at volafusi@umail.iu.edu.