Your Time and Talent Saves Lives

Every day at Lake County Free Clinic, empathetic and warm-hearted individuals donate their time to give health and improve the lives of neighbors in need. They provide compassionate care for patients as clinical providers and nursing staff, serve as medical office support, or reach out and raise funds and awareness for clinic services. Your help ensures that we do not have to turn away those who need our help. Consider joining our team!

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  • 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 Ohio. Specialist needs are limited – contact us for more information. Specialty 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 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 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 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.

  • Interpreter- 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.


Call 440.754.0175 or email volunteer@lakefreeclinic.org.


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