Pharmacy Assistant

Pharmacy Assistant

Job Description

  • (reserved for individuals interested in pursuing pharmacy or medical school): work with licensed volunteer pharmacists and staff to assist the pharmacist in dispensing medications to patients;  locate, count, and label medication for the pharmacist to check; assist with clean up and any other tasks determined by the pharmacists.

Key Responsibilities

  • Fill prescriptions for pharmacists to check
  • Process mailed in prescription medication donations

Skills Required

  • Ability to count
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to move around pharmacy, some lifting may be required (up to 15 lbs)
  • Ability to take prescriptions on and off shelves
  • Ability to process prescriptions

Training Required

  • Volunteer orientation
    • RSVP registration
  • One shadow session

Days and Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Thursday
    • 9:00am – 12:00pm or 10:00am – 1:00pm
    • 1:00pm – 4:00pm (or until 5:00pm if available)
    • 6:00pm – 9:00pm


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