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Volunteers

 

Without the hundreds of medical and non-medical volunteers who staff our clinics we would not be able to do what we do. Volunteers can work as little as once each month or once a week.  The choice is up to you.  To become an AmeriCares Free Clinics volunteer, choose which role you are interested in and complete the appropriate application and health form.

Medical Volunteer Roles

 All medical volunteers must hold a current Connecticut license.  Medical malpractice insurance is provided for all medical volunteers working on site.

Nurses: RN, LPN, EMT
Two to four nurses staff each clinic session.

Primary Care Providers:  MD, NP
One or two volunteer providers staff each clinic session.  Physicians must be either board certified or eligible in internal medicine, family practice or emergency medicine.  Pediatricians are needed at the Norwalk location.  Other specialists are also needed. See below.

Nurse Practitioners must have two full-time years of relevant experience.

Specialists
We need physicians in all specialties who are willing to see our patients in their offices.  The commitment is generally one or two patients per month.  All continuity and follow up care will be provided by the clinic nursing staff.  We will schedule lab and diagnostic testing as available and provide most medications.  Patients will be instructed to bring an interpreter if needed... Contact Terri McCartney for more information.


 

Non-Medical Volunteer Roles

Interpreters
Two or more interpreters staff each clinic session.  Language proficiency in Spanish/English or Portuguese/English is required.  Interpreters must be able to translate medical terminology including a patient's symptoms, as well as directions given by a physician or nurse related to treatment or medication. Due to the nature of the information exchanged, interpreters must be 21 years of age or older. 

Screeners
One or two screeners staff each walk-in clinic session. Screeners enter data on a one-page intake questionnaire for all new patients as well as periodic updates for returning patients. This intake questionnaire is used to determine a person's eligibility for our services. Screeners should be fluent in English/Portuguese or English/Spanish.  Due to the nature of the information exchanged, screeners must be 21 years of age or older.



Join our team!  Here's how to contact us ...

Terri McCartney, Associate Director
AmeriCares Free Clinics, Inc.
88 Hamilton Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902

Phone: (203) 658-9500  (800) 486-HELP
Fax: (203) 406-4445
Email: freeclinics@AmeriCares.org


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