Rhode Island Free Clinic Volunteer Needs //
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are temporarily not accepting new volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at the Clinic, please apply using the links below. One of our Volunteer Coordinators will contact you once the Clinic resumes normal functions.
Volunteer Positions in High Demand!
The Clinic is urgently seeking Spanish Interpreters to volunteer weekday shifts: 8am-12pm, 1-4pm, and 6-9pm.
Must be fluent in Spanish and English
Shadow medical professionals
Experience direct patient interaction
Learn by interacting with health professionals and patients
Provide interpretation services for Spanish-speaking patients
For more information please call Sophie Silvia at (401) 274-6347 ext. 203 or email at email@example.com.
Primary Care Providers
Physicians and Nurse Practitioners, 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 Emily Chen at (401) 274-6347 ext. 327 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
If you have any questions please contact the Dental Office at email@example.com or call (401) 274-6347 ext. 208
Volunteer Positions in Demand
Health Professional Volunteers
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.
Bilingual volunteers are always in high demand.
Trained volunteers will greet patients as they arrive. This position is very important as it provides a positive first impression and at all times must appropriately represent the culturally inclusive professionalism of the Clinic. This position allows volunteers to observe the administrative aspects of a Clinic and may require answering the phone. Attention to detail is required.
This position involves signing out patients, scheduling patients’ follow-up and new appointments, and completing 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. Additional training is required for this position.
Patient Information Specialist
Patient Information Specialists are responsible for creating and updating new patient profiles in the clinic’s electronic medical records system as well as assisting with uploading patient history reports. Previous experience with electronic medical records or data entry is encouraged but not mandatory, though volunteers must be comfortable with basic computer skills. This position is critical for new patients to receive proper care at the clinic and contributes directly to the growth of our patient population. Additional training is needed for this position.
Volunteer Advocate, Patient Assistance Program
The Rhode Island Free Clinic’s Patient Assistant Program provides free, prescription medications to patients who cannot afford them. Volunteers will take up the role of patient advocate, representing our patients within the program. This position will assist in the patient’s application process for new medication and refills, conduct inventory for stored medication, as well as call pharmaceutical companies to follow up on applications. Volunteers will gain experience in both administrative and case-management aspects of a Clinic. Volunteers must be detail oriented, work within deadlines, friendly, possess excellent customer service skills, and must be proficient with computers. Additional training is required for this position.
Eligibility Screening Volunteer
Rhode Island Free Clinic provides high-quality health care and preventative services to Rhode Island adults who earn below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level and who do not have health insurance or cannot afford to purchase services. Patients who wish to receive our services from our Clinic must first participate in an introductory meeting with an Eligibility Screening volunteer to see if they qualify to become a patient. This position is very important as it provides a positive first impression; volunteers must appropriately represent the culturally inclusive professionalism of the Clinic. Volunteers must be friendly and possess excellent customer service skills. Additional training is required for this position.Bilingual English/Spanish speaking required.
Clinical Support Volunteers
Medical Assistants are responsible for prepping patients to be seen by the provider. Tasks include measuring and recording patient health information. While no license is required, volunteers must have experience with and be comfortable performing all tasks, particularly taking blood pressure and administering EKGs. Preference will be given to volunteers who have formal healthcare training (Medical Assistants, EMTs, CNAs, etc.)
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. Preference will be given to volunteers who have electronic medical records and scribe experience.