Rhode Island Free Clinic Volunteer Needs //

Provider Volunteer Positions

Primary Care Providers - Apply Now


Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants, retired or practicing -- would you like to give life-saving medical care to low-income uninsured adults? Volunteer at the Free Clinic!

All volunteer physicians receive malpractice coverage from the Clinic and use of the Clinic's volunteer medical license.


Weekday shifts include: 8a-12p, 1-4p, 6-9p.

For more information please call Jenna Patel at (401) 274-6347 ext. 327 or email at jpatel@rifreeclinic.org

Dental Care Volunteers - Apply Now

Our Clinic has expanded to include Dental Care Services! We are seeking Volunteer Dental Professionals such as Dentists and Dental Hygienists for diagnostic and preventative care. This includes comprehensive oral exams, cleanings, simple extractions and dental education! A current license in the state of Rhode Island is required.


If you have any questions please contact the Dental Office at dental@rifreeclinic.org or call (401) 274-6347 ext. 208 

Health Professional Volunteers - Apply Now


Volunteer professionals needed for primary and specialty care include Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants. Mental health professionals include Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Wellness Coaches, Nutritionists, and Exercise Instructors.


Retired physicians, nurses and others are especially encouraged to apply and join our volunteer medical staff.


Don’t have time to volunteer in Providence? Many of our volunteer doctors see Clinic patients in their own offices, making it possible for our patients to receive free medical services in their own communities.

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Non-Provider Volunteer Positions

Bilingual volunteers are always in high demand

Administrative Volunteers - Apply Here


Check-Out & COVID-19 Screening

This position is split into two different front desk subcategories:

Check-Out Volunteers sign patients out, schedule patients’ follow-up and new appointments, and complete lab work and referral forms. Volunteers have direct patient contact, and interact with health professionals. It is a great way to gain experience working in a clinical setting.

COVID-19 Screeners are trained volunteers that greet guests and patients as they arrive, screen all clinic entries for COVID-19, and support the front desk in patient check-in and management.

Clinical Support Volunteers - Apply Here


Medical Assistant

Medical Assistants are responsible for prepping patients to be seen by the provider. Tasks include measuring and recording patient health information. Some form of license is required, and volunteers must have experience with, and be comfortable performing, all tasks. Preference will be given to volunteers who have formal healthcare training (Medical Assistants, EMTs, CNAs, etc.)

Medical Recorder

Medical Recorders assist health professionals in note taking for patient appointments. Depending on the appointment type and the Medical Professional's preference, Medical Recorders will either record in the exam room during the appointment or will record in the volunteer room after the appointment. Volunteers will interact with professionals and will learn to use medical record keeping software. Additional training is required for this position. Work in another volunteer position at the clinic is expected.

Medical Interpreter

The Clinic is urgently seeking Spanish Interpreters to volunteer weekday shifts: 8am-12pm, 1-4pm, and 6-9pm. Volunteers in the position ensure smooth and effective communication between patients, providers, and staff. Spanish Interpreters at the clinic gain experience working with uninsured, Spanish speaking patients through interpreting between providers and patients during clinical and wellness visits. Interpreters may also work on projects to improve the Spanish Interpreting volunteer program at the Clinic.​


For more information please call Megan Sousa at (401) 274-6347 ext. 203 or email at msousa@rifreeclinic.org. 


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