Thank you for your interest in volunteering with The Free Medical Clinic. The Clinic invests time and 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 and do not offer shadowing opportunities.
Volunteer orientations are required and held once a month. You must reserve a space to attend. If you have any questions about orientations or volunteering, please fill out the form below.
Clinical volunteers assist in the clinical operations in support of the volunteer providers. In addition to screening and discharging patients, clinical volunteers may assist in medical education and the referral process. Clinical volunteers are required to attend a medical skills class. This class will be held twice a month and participants must register for this class after attending the orientation. Shifts will not be scheduled until that class is completed.
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.
medical professional Volunteers
The Free Medical Clinic relies on volunteer physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses 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 for gross negligence or willful misconduct.