GET INVOLVED WITH IMAGINE

IMAGINE (Interprofessional Medical and Allied Groups for Improving Neighbourhood Environments) is an interprofessional, student-run community health initiative aimed at promoting and providing health care to the core neighbourhoods of downtown Toronto. In addition to outreach activities with IMAGINE's community partners and health promotion workshops with clients, IMAGINE is also building an interprofessional community-based clinic program. 

IMAGINE CLINIC RECRUITMENT (2022-2023)

The IMAGINE Clinic is now recruiting an executive Communications Co-Chair and clinic volunteers from all healthcare faculties for the 2022-2023 year!

If you are interested in applying, please see the descriptions below for details.

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ROLE DESCRIPTIONS

Position Title: Clinic Volunteer

Vision/mission: IMAGINE is an interprofessional, student-run community health initiative aimed at promoting and providing free health care in downtown Toronto. This often may include those who experience homelessness, experience mental health conditions, have precarious status, or are new immigrants not covered by OHIP. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nursing students in 2nd/3rd/4th year of study - previous volunteers welcome!

  • Physiotherapy or Social Work students in any year of study - previous volunteers welcome!

  • Medicine and Pharmacy students in 2nd/3rd/4th year of study

  • Submission of a current Mask Fit Check and Police Records Check

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Attend IMAGINE General Orientation day (date TBD)

  • Participate in a total of 3 Saturday clinic experiences, each running from approx. 9AM-3PM at Central Toronto Community Health Centre (CTCHC, 168 Bathurst St) -- NOTE: some days may run longer depending on patient need

  • Participate in one, 2-hour group reflection session (date TBD)

Block rotations (applicants will be asked to rank the following):

  • Block 9: May 14, May 28, June 4

  • Block 10: June 11, June 18, June 25

  • Block 11: July 9, July 16, July 23

  • Block 12: July 30, Aug 6, Aug 13

  • Block 13: Aug 20, Aug 27, Sept 10

  • Block 14: Sept 17, Sept 24, Oct 1

  • Block 15: Oct 15, Oct 22, Oct 29

Application: https://forms.gle/6GTJkEgFZvUrW1CDA 

Deadline for applications is March 22, 2022 at 11:59 pm. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at imagine.volunteers@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE: IMAGINE Clinic will be held in-person starting April 2022 at Central Toronto Community Health Centre (CTCHC, 168 Bathurst St., Toronto). General orientation and reflection sessions will remain online but is subject to change. 

PLEASE NOTE: Since our clinic operation relies solely on the commitment of our volunteers, attendance at all 3 clinic shifts and the reflection session is mandatory in order for us to continue to provide accessible and equitable patient care. You will also receive two Immersion IPE credits for completion of the requirements.

Position Title: Communications and Public Relations Co-Chair

As members of IMAGINE’s Executive Team, Communication and Public Relations Co-Chairs are responsible for keeping records of IMAGINE’s development, disseminating information to the volunteers, stakeholders, and the public. Their mission is to reach IMAGINE’s target client population to maintain a steady stream of clients, to promote and brand the IMAGINE name to community organizations and their clients, and to establish and maintain working relationships with partnering organizations.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Entering 2nd or 3rd year of any health professional program at University of Toronto

  • Experience with websites/graphic design/promotions an asset

  • Previous IMAGINE volunteering experience is an asset but not required

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Creating, publishing, and securing promotional materials such as brochures, business cards, and posters.

  • Creating and publishing newsletters/reports on IMAGINE's progress and providing updates on the clinic accomplishments/events to IMAGINE’s stakeholders, volunteers and the interested general public.

  • Updating and maintaining IMAGINE’s social media including the Facebook page, Twitter, and website.

  • Assisting IMAGINE outreach committees (Health Promotion, Community Partnerships, and Advocacy) in promoting their events upon request.

  • Developing and implementing marketing strategies to promote IMAGINE services.

  • Distributing advertising media to locations frequented by the target population

  • Responding to email inquiries

  • Other executive duties as required


Application: https://forms.gle/P64mAmrDupAeTVci6

Deadline for applications is March 22, 2022 at 11:59 pm. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at imagine.volunteers@gmail.com.