Volunteer

Your Time and Talent Saves Lives

Your experience and expertise gives hope and healing to northeast Ohio neighbors.

Volunteers:

  • Provide compassionate care for patients as clinical providers and nursing staff.
  • Support the medical office and administrative staff.
  • Raise funds and awareness for clinic services.

Volunteers ensure that we do not have to turn away those who need our help.

Because you volunteer, together, we give health.

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POSITIONS

Clinical

  • Providers (MD, DO, NP, PA): Primary care, internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics or urgent care experience preferred. On average providers serve two to three half-days each month. Must have current licensure to practice in the State of Ohio. Specialist needs are limited – contact us for more information. Speciality care clinics are scheduled 1-2 times a month per capacity.
  • Patient Intake & Triage (RN, LPN, MA, Phlebotomist, STNA): Nursing and clinical support staff typically volunteer once a week or bi-weekly for weekday clinics, or once a month for an evening or weekend clinic. Must have current licensure to practice in the State of Ohio.
  • Dental Service Providers (Dentists, Hygienists & Dental Assistants): Dental clinics are scheduled several times a month. Must have current licensure or certification to practice in the State of Ohio.
  • Medical Receptionist/Patient Services: EMR experience required; triage and/or clinical experience preferred.

Requirements & Training

  • Completion of application packet and credentialing materials (sent upon inquiry).
  • Interview via phone or in-person with staff
  • Tour clinic and complete an organizational orientation (1.5 hr)
  • Background check
  • Attend on-site training & shadowing
    • Clinical volunteers (providers and nurses) should expect to shadow and/or train for 3 to 4 half-days in a two-week period during office hours to show you clinic protocol and the EPIC MyPractice EMR trainer.
    • Dental volunteer orientation will also include an orientation to the dental clinic space. Dental providers should expect to shadow at least one clinic.

Non-clinical

Non-clinical position requirements, training and time commitment vary greatly, from once a week to once or twice a year. Inquire for more details on any of the positions listed below.

  • Translator – Assist with communication between Spanish-speaking patients and clinical staff. Must be able to read, communicate and translate Spanish to English or English to Spanish. Experience with medical terminology preferred. Must be culturally sensitive and able to interact with both patients and staff. Arranged as needed in advance, or on-call during clinic hours.
  • Community Outreach – Distribute information, provide education and raise awareness at community-wide events.
  • Run for the Health of It 5k – Plan or assist at this event to raise support & awareness for LCFC’s mission.
  • Quality Improvement – Experienced clinicians may assist board or staff members with guidance on QI and best practices.
  • Social Media, Communications or Fund Development – Project-based or committee support.

Questions?

Review our Frequently Asked Questions, call 440.754.0175 or email volunteer@lakefreeclinic.org.

OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Want to support LCFC but cannot commit to volunteering for the positions listed?

  • Support us in other ways
  • If you have any other interests or skills that you think will benefit Lake County Free Clinic, contact us [volunteer@lakefreeclinic.org] or call 440.754.0175.