The Clinic invests resources in training our volunteers, therefore we require a commitment of at least 24 hours a semester. We cannot accommodate requests for short-term volunteer opportunities. Thank you for your interest.
Volunteer orientations are required and held twice a month. You must reserve a space to attend. If you have any questions about orientations or volunteering, please fill out the form below.
The Free Medical Clinic relies on over 45 volunteer registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants to provide staffing. Many volunteers choose to work one day a month or whatever their schedule permits. The nursing volunteers help the clinical operations in support of the volunteer providers. In addition to screening patients, nursing volunteers may also educate patients regarding their medical condition(s) and help manage the referral process for diagnostic testing and specialty care. To volunteer, registered nurses must be licensed in South Carolina.
The Free Medical Clinic relies on hundreds of administrative volunteers annually to provide staffing for a variety of support operations. Many volunteers choose to work one day a month or whatever their schedule permits. Administrative volunteers help screen new patients to determine their eligibility, serve as translators (especially Spanish), maintain medical records, help with facility maintenance and data entry/statistics compilation. In addition, there are special projects from time to time that are focused efforts.
Pharmacy volunteers include pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students.
The Free Medical Clinic relies on over 45 volunteer physicians and nurse practitioners to help provide additional staffing. Some of our specialists see our patients in their private practices where they are better suited to meet the patients’ needs. Many volunteer providers choose to work one day a month or whatever their schedule permits.
To volunteer, providers must be licensed in South Carolina. The Clinic maintains a malpractice policy for the volunteer providers. Also, uncompensated providers are covered under the state’s Good Samaritan law that limits liability except to gross negligence or willful misconduct.