Volunteer

WELCOME

Thank you for your interest in volunteering within the Free Clinics of Iowa network! There are few things as rewarding as feeling truly helpful to another in need. When you volunteer with FCI, you make a difference!

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

Consider giving your time and talent to serve in the following roles

(please note that volunteer opportunities vary and not all roles listed are applicable to every free clinic)

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

Active, unrestricted licensure in Iowa is required to provide basic primary care services to patients within the licensed scope of practice.

Greeters

Greet patients as they enter the clinic and guide them to the reception and/or waiting areas.

Receptionists

Gather basic information from patients as they enter the clinic and enter the information into the custom, web-based data system.

Interpreters

Provide assistance to those who do not speak fluent English.

Nurses (LPN, RN)

Active, unrestricted licensure in Iowa is required to facilitate patient intake information and assist in the provision of basic primary care services within the licensed scope of practice. 

Helpers

Set up and take down helpers. Move items such as; tables, cabinets, chairs to set up a multipurpose area for free clinic services and take down for storage during non-clinic hours.

Allied Health Providers

Active, unrestricted licensure in Iowa is required to provide specialty health services to patients within the licensed scope of practice. 

EMTs and Paramedics

Iowa certification is required to gather patient intake information and assist in the provision of basic primary care services within the certified/licensed scope of practice. 

CNAs and CMAs

Iowa certification is required to gather patient intake information and assist in the provision of basic primary care services within the certified/licensed scope of practice. 

Social Workers

Active, unrestricted licensure in Iowa is required to assist patients with community-based referrals addressing social, economic and\or physical determinants of health.

Health profession students striving to promote charitable service and enhance social awareness. They are encouraged to volunteer as member clinics have capacity/need within the academic institution's defined scope of service. 

If interested in volunteering, please go through your academic institution.

Health Profession Students

As most free clinics in Iowa are volunteer-based and provide services a few hours each week out of a community-based host site, volunteers are often asked to dedicate approximately 3-6 hours per month to free clinic service. 

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To inquire about current volunteer openings, please submit the following information: 
Desired Position(s)
Preferred Clinic(s)

Free Clinics of Iowa (FCI) is a volunteer healthcare network.  Through the efforts of more than 1,600 volunteers, FCI serves Iowa’s most vulnerable, un/under-insured with basic, primary care services. In rural and urban settings, FCI clinics provide basic health care services through volunteer physicians, nurses and other health professionals, at no cost to patients.

 

Free Clinics of Iowa is a registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

 

Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law, tax identification number 42-1428706.

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