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National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics

Volunteer with the NAFCC!

Free and Charitable Clinics across the nation depend on volunteers, both medical and non-medical, to be able to provide much needed medical care to the uninsured. The spirit of volunteerism and giving back is truly a rewarding experience, one that is exemplified not only in the large scale NAFC C.A.R.E. Clinics, but in community clinics throughout the country where the underserved are getting access to medical care everyday. Get in contact with your local clinic to see what various volunteer opportunities are available! Not only are medical providers and other medical professionals needed, but non-medical people as well!

Interested in volunteering at a C.A.R.E. Clinic event?

The NAFC holds one day events called C.A.R.E. (Communities Are Responding Everyday) Clinics, where over 1,000 uninsured patients will receive free medical care and connection to local clinics and additional resources, all of which is able to happen with the help of approximately 1,000 volunteers. For more information on C.A.R.E. Clinics and the next C.A.R.E. Clinics, please visit:

Non-medical volunteers help with a variety of tasks including patient check-in and check-out, patient escorting throughout the clinic, entrance monitoring, volunteer registration and translation.

Medical volunteers that are needed to volunteer at C.A.R.E. Clinic events include (but not limited to):

  • Doctors (M.D. and D.O.) - The CARE Clinic has a specific need for primary, internal, general and emergency medicine providers.
  • Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP), Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) and Physician's Assistant (PA)
  • Psychiatrists and Psychologists
  • Registered Nurses (RN), LPN and LVN
  • Medical Assistants (MA)
  • Medical, Nursing and Pharmacy Students
  • Lab Techs and EMTs
  • Pharmacists
  • Nutritionists
  • Dermatologists
  • Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants (at select events, dental is not always available)

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Interested in volunteering at a local Free or Charitable Clinic?

You can search for a clinic near you at our FIND A CLINIC page to contact a local clinic directly about volunteer opportunities in your area. You can also contact the NAFC for more information by either visiting the CONTACT US page or by emailing