Volunteer, Casey Community Outreach: Asian Health & Service Center (AHSC)

Saturday, September 7, 8:15 a.m to 5 p.m.
September 7, 2019
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9035 SE Foster Road
Contact Information

45.4807414, -122.5702819

Volunteer with the Casey Eye Institute (Casey) Community Outreach Team!

Through the generous support of our program donors and with the dedicated service of the Casey Community Outreach Volunteer Team, we will be partnering with Asian Health & Service Center (AHSC) to provide free eye screenings to adult community members who are low income and/or underinsured.

About Asian Health & Service Center (AHSC):
Our Mission
To be the bridge between Asian and American cultures and build a harmonious community.

Our Vision
To reduce health inequity and improve health care quality for all Asians.

Our History
The origin of Asian Health & Service Center (AHSC) began in 1983, with the founding of the Chinese Social Service Center. A handful of earnest volunteers, headed by Dr. Erik Szeto, operated out of the basement of the Chinese Presbyterian Church in southeast Portland. Client thronged to the center and it soon became apparent we needed to become stronger and more versatile advocates for the Chinese immigrant community. This would require expanding our vision, space, and services.

In 1996, the Center bloomed into the Chinese Service Center. Three years later, expansion was essential and the center moved to a 3,000 square foot building on Powell Boulevard. From there it proceeded to strengthen its culturally competent mental health program, its community and public health programs, and its family and youth services. In 1999, the Center's now abundantly successful Yu Miao Chinese Immersion Preschool took root.

In 2002, the Center expanded to cover 9,000 square foot of the building and with the generous and undaunted help of donors and volunteers; we realized our long time vision - to assist all underserved Asians. Thus, we changed our name to the Asian Health & Service Center (AHSC). Two years later in 2001, the AHSC opened an office in Beaverton and also partnered with the National College of Natural Medicine to open the Chinese Medicine Clinic in Portland. In 2007, the Yu Miao Chinese Immersion Preschool further expanded and became the State's First Certified Chinese Immersion Preschool and Day Care program in Oregon.

In March of 2008, we moved to a 12,000 square foot, two-story building at 3430 SE Powell Boulevard. This space helps us meet the rising needs of Portland's rapidly growing Asian community, serving Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and other Asian sub-populations. We also added Senior Asian Lunch Program in April 2009. Once relying on volunteers and a few employees, AHSC now functions through the efforts of more than 30 multilingual and multicultural staff members, who hail from China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and the United States.

Community members seeking an eye exam:

Please contact Asian Health & Service Center (AHSC) directly to learn more about scheduling an appointment (*Please note, the community hosting agency may be unable to schedule individuals outside their geographical service area, or those that are not currently receiving services from their agency).

How to request a community vision screening event hosted by your agency

For agencies interested in becoming a Casey Community Outreach Partner, please email caseyoutreach@ohsu.edu to learn more about hosting a vision screening 

Volunteer sign up

Lunch will be provided! 

To sign up as a volunteer: please email caseyoutreach@ohsu.edu with the following information:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Date of the event you wish to volunteer for
  • Whether you have any dietary restrictions.

You will receive an email confirmation from the program once your registration is confirmed.