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 by calling the clinic Executive Director, Linda Frank, to inquire about available volunteer opportunities and to schedule an interview.

All volunteers are placed according to their skills. An interview is conducted, and a determination is made for placement. In order to receive a letter of recommendation, a volunteer needs to have completed a minimum of 100 hours of service.

Volunteers will be trained within the department in which they will volunteer.

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. Screening is done once a week, currently on Tuesday afternoons. Volunteer is expected to attend two consecutive screening sessions for training, and then to volunteer at least once a month.

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. Front desk volunteers are expected to work a minimum of 4 hours, at least once a week.

Medical Program Volunteer Opportunities:

Medical Providers:

Primary care physicians, specialty physicians, and nurse practitioners see patients at the clinic.

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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