Frequently Asked Questions
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WHAT DOES M.E.M.O. STAND FOR? WHEN WERE WE FOUNDED?
M.E.M.O. stands for Medical, Educational Missions and Outreach! M.E.M.O. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, student-run, humanitarian organization founded in 2007.
WHAT DO WE DO?
MEMO’s mission is to serve the underprivileged in their medical and educational needs, within the community and in Vietnam. We do this through volunteering, fundraising on Ring Road, gathering donations, and so much more! Explore this website and join our FB Group for more information!
DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK/READ/WRITE VIETNAMESE IN ORDER TO JOIN? DO I HAVE TO ATTEND UCI OR BE A PRE-MED/PRE-HEALTH STUDENT?
I WANT TO JOIN! HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
Attend our general meetings on Thursdays at 6:30 pm via Zoom and join our FB Group where we frequently post information about and sign-ups for our social and volunteer events! Additionally, you can receive our weekly updates by messaging our FB like page about your interest :) You can also sign up for events through our weekly emails!
IS ATTENDANCE AT EVERY MEETING REQUIRED? HOW DO I STAY UPDATED IF I HAVE A SCHEDULE CONFLICT?
IS THERE A MEMBERSHIP FEE? IF SO, HOW MUCH IS IT?
There is no current membership fee! If M.E.M.O. begins to return to hosting the normal rate of in-person events, such as our collaboration with Lestonnac Free Clinic and an increased frequency of in-person events, there will be a membership fee ranging from $10-20, contingent on the quarter during which we return. Paid members will be given priority for in-person events once we start hosting them again. As a non-profit organization, all of the membership fees will go towards our mission programs to help those in need, both locally and abroad.
WHAT IS THE MISSION TRIP? WHEN IS IT?
Every summer, a select group of individuals from each MEMO chapter travel to Vietnam for a mission trip in which they serve those living in impoverished communities. As MEMO volunteers, they can shadow/assist doctors, visit orphanages, and help at free health clinics as they strive to bring about hope for both children and adults. If selected, you will be able to witness MEMO’s efforts come into fruition!
HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE MISSION TRIP? WHAT IS THE ENTIRE PROCESS LIKE?
Be involved! We look for dedicated and active MEMO members who are passionate about our mission. Some ways you can do this are by attending our general meetings, socials, fundraisers, and volunteer events! We highly consider a member’s contribution and participation in our organization throughout the entire school year when selecting individuals for the mission trip. Potential mission trip goers must fill out an application, attend an interview, and if selected, attend and participate in workshops and training. Only active, committed, and dedicated members will be considered.