Volunteer Program Overview

The volunteer program is an essential part of the daily operation of the Free Clinic. Without dedicated volunteers, the Clinic would not be able to serve the number of patients that we do or perform the duties required to run the clinic.

There are three types of volunteers: student, lay, and professional. We encourage all volunteers to apply through the Pulaski Free Clinic website. Each volunteer is required to complete a volunteer packet and, depending on their position, may need to submit a professional license.

All volunteers are placed according to their skills and the Clinic need at that time. An interview is conducted, and a determination is made for placement. A minimum of three hours weekly is required, and in order to receive a letter of recommendation, a volunteer needs to have completed a minimum of 100 hours of service.

A clinic orientation is held with instruction about parking, dress, signing in, and volunteer rules of conduct. A volunteer handbook, provided for all volunteers, covers all pertinent information related to the volunteer program and Clinic operations/services.

In addition, each department conducts training specific to their need.

Clinic Program Volunteer Opportunities:

Eligibility Screener:

An eligibility screener interviews patients and obtains appropriate documentation for income verification to determine eligibility for medical and pharmacy services.

Front Desk Receptionist Volunteer:

The front desk receptionist volunteer answers phone calls and provides general clinic information, directs phone calls to appropriate staff or volunteers, takes messages, and completes other clerical duties as assigned.

Volunteer at Large:

Volunteer helping with special projects utilizing volunteer’s special skills. 

Medical Program Volunteer Opportunities:

Medical Providers:

Primary care physicians, specialty physicians and nurse practitioners see patients at the clinic or in an office practice setting.

Medical Program Support Worker:

The medical program support worker copies medical records, assists with specialty referrals, and performs any other duties that require clerical skills.

Medical Triage Volunteer:

A medical triage volunteer takes patient medical histories and vitals before the patient is seen by the physician or nurse practitioner.

Volunteer Application Request

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