Flexibility: High 

Social Engagement: High

What’s What: Everyone deserves health care, especially now during this pandemic. The Rhode Island Free Clinic provides healthcare to low-income, uninsured adults. For free. Many patients have underlying health conditions that make them even more at risk for COVID-19. The Clinic is looking for volunteers to help them carry out their amazing mission and provide health equity for those most at risk.

Amava Take: The Clinic provides 11,000 patient visits annually to nearly 3,000 patients with the help of their active statewide corps of volunteers and community partners, a lean professional staff and a dynamic team of AmeriCorps VISTA members.  Unlike a walk-in clinic, urgent care clinic, or an emergency room, the Free Clinic provides a medical home of coordinated health services including primary care, specialty care, dental, behavioral health, labs and diagnostics, prescription medications, follow-up visits, and wellness programs that help vulnerable adults get and stay healthy. If you have ability or qualifications as a Spanish Interpreter, Primary Care Provider, or PR/Communications/Website creator, the Free Clinic can use your help today.

Questions and Answers

What are the details for Spanish Interpreters?

The Clinic seeks Spanish Interpreters to volunteer for weekday shifts: 9am-12pm, 1-4pm, and 6-9pm. 

  • Must be fluent in Spanish and English

  • Knowledge of medical terminology is not required

  • Help provide linguistically appropriate care

  • Experience direct patient interaction

  • Learn by interacting with health professionals and patients

What are the details for Primary Care Providers?

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants – retired or practicing – can help give life-saving medical care to low-income uninsured adults. Many patients have complex medical needs, primary care providers work with our team for coordinated comprehensive care. Flexible weekday shifts include 9am-12pm, 1-4pm and 6-9pm.

  • Providers are supported by the Clinic’s professional staff and AmeriCorps VISTA Members
  • Volunteer providers can receive malpractice coverage from the Clinic

  • Familiarity with electronic medical records would be helpful

What are the details for PR/Communications/Website Designers?

The Clinic has a range of PR/communications, graphic, and web design needs to communicate effectively with patients, volunteers, donors, and the community. Do you write copy? Edit videos? Take pictures? Design written or electronic communications? Enhance websites? Many projects can be done remotely, on a flexible schedule.

Special Requirements: To learn more about each of these opportunities, visit the Volunteer Needs page on the Rhode Island Free Clinic website. 

Setting it Up: If one of these opportunities to help the Rhode Island Free Clinic seems like a good fit for you, email them at info@rifreeclinic.org with your area of interest in the subject line.