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What We Do

Project Venice works closely with Venice Family Clinic (VFC), a community health clinic that serves low-income patients throughout Los Angeles County. Along with quality primary healthcare, VFC offers various resources to the community such as low-cost dental care, English classes, and fitness classes. Our project supports the diverse needs of the clinic and connects passionate UCLA students with volunteer roles at the clinic.

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Our Volunteer Roles

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic 

We assist with various clinical tasks which include patient screening, guiding patients to vaccination tents, and sanitizing equipment to help provide excellent patient care and maintain high levels of satisfaction.

Food Insecurity Program

We sort and package over 10,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to provide a COVID-19-safe hand-off to patients and community members in need as well as to address social needs that impact health.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Item Drive and Book Drive

Help arrange quarterly item drives and book drives to provide resources for our community

Children's Book Design

Design a children's book and host a reading circle to introduce pediatric literacy directly to children

Gift Bag Assembly

Organize and deliver gift bags to support patients and their families at the Venice Family Clinic

And Much More!

Our Directors

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Ryan Chang

Project Venice Co-Director | Psychobiology 2023

Joining MESH last year has been an amazing experience for me. From its community service opportunities to the tight-knit community, MESH has offered so much to help me develop my career interests and grow as a person. I am beyond grateful for the ability to serve those at the Venice Family Clinic, and I am truly excited about the transition back into in-person activities. In my free time I love to play sports, especially basketball and tennis, and instruments such as the piano or guitar. I hope to become either a physician or physician's assistant in the future!

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RUBY TANG

Project Venice Co-Director | Pre-Human Biology and Society Major and Biomedical Research Minor 2023

MESH was the first organization that I joined at UCLA, and I could not be more grateful for the experience I've had. Beyond volunteering at Venice Family Clinic and connecting people in underserved communities to essential resources, I've made friends with so many amazing people. If you're looking to join a family of people who are just as passionate about healthcare equity as you, look no further! Outside of MESH, I like to sketch, binge The Office and Parks and Rec, and fail at cooking.