Rhode Island Free Clinic’s Available Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for places to volunteer in Providence, RI? Across the state, many talents come together to make our Clinic possible. We offer many opportunities to give back to our community in a vibrant and supportive setting. If you are interested in any of the opportunities listed below, please fill out the Volunteer Application for that position, and we will be in touch!

Provider Volunteers

We welcome licensed medical and healthcare professionals with an active Rhode Island medical license. Our medical professionals are board certified and come from leading universities around the country, providing the same innovative, high quality care as currently practiced in their fields of medicine. Retired physician volunteers, dentists, and healthcare professionals may practice on-site at the clinic with our coordinated care Team. For more information, please email Markisee Martin at mmartin@rifreeclinic.org

  • Primary Care Providers

    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.

  • Health Professional Volunteers

    Volunteer professionals needed for specialty care include Physicians, 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.

  • Dental Care Volunteers

    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.

Dr. John Golberg on Volunteering at RIFC

​Non-Provider Volunteers

You can play an essential role in our ability to deliver healthcare to our patients even if you’re not a licensed medical professional. There are volunteer positions at every point of patient contact throughout the RIFC workflow with a great range in tasks. The Clinic is open during weekday shifts: 8am-12pm, 1-4pm, and 6-9pm. For more information, please email Isabel Eggleston at ieggleston@rifreeclinic.org

  • 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.

  • Patient Services

    Patient Services Volunteers have one of two roles: Check-Out Volunteers and COVID-19 Screening Volunteers. Check-Out Volunteers sign patients out, schedule patients’ follow-ups and new appointments, and complete lab work and referral forms. COVID-19 Screening Volunteers 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. Patient Services Volunteers have direct patient contact, and interact with health professionals. It is a great way to gain experience working in a clinical setting.

  • 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.​

  • ​Eligibility Screening

    Screen and onboard all patient applicants to see if they meet the eligibility for services at RIFC. Ineligible adults are also directed to alternative healthcare options if they are not currently eligible for treatment at RIFC.

Please, Rhode Island’s uninsured need YOU.

There are currently over 45,000 Rhode Islanders without health insurance. Your donation will help provide our most disadvantaged neighbors with access to the healthcare they need.

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