Dr Emily's Clinic Escorts
NOTE: ALL SHIFTS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19. STAY HOME, FOLKS!
Thank you for being a Clinic Escort at Dr Emily's! We look forward to seeing you soon.
PLEASE NOTE THE CLINIC RELOCATED IN 2017! Their address is 642 Southern Boulevard, between Avenue St John and Leggett Avenue. The nearest subway stop remains E 149th St on the 6.
If you've registered with us before, you might be used to your name being displayed - we have removed that feature for security reasons, but as long as you get a confirmation email, don't worry, you're all set.
Our shifts begin at 8.30 every Saturday and typically last until around 10.30. If any protestors stay later than that (it's often just the one) we try to have a couple of escorts stick around, but that can be agreed amongst yourselves at the time.
There will be experienced escorts on every shift, and a "lead" escort on most shifts. We train new volunteers on many shifts - please contact us directly before your first time joining us so we can arrange that. Before beginning your first shift you will be asked to sign our volunteer agreement, and will be offered a copy for your records.
Please don't hesitate to ask questions. Before your shift (or after!), you are also always welcome to contact us via our Facebook page or email ([email protected]).
Please bring an extra layer! It tends to feel colder out on Southern Blvd than it does in other areas of NYC, and you will be standing outside (warm up breaks inside the clinic vestibule, or to get coffee nearby, are encouraged, but please don't leave another volunteer alone without discussing it first).
Please don't smoke outside the clinic, and avoid blocking the entrances with people or belongings. Do not take or distribute any pictures of patients, staff, or the inside of the clinic under any circumstances (pictures of yourself in our awesome Clinic Escort vests are encouraged, but please take/post those during breaks). We will be glad to offer you more training and tips on what to expect on your first shift.
THANK YOU! We couldn't do this without you.
Dr Emily's, 642 Southern Blvd, The Bronx (East 149th St)