Assist with Patient Services at Award-Winning Free Clinic

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Maya Ambroise

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by Maya Ambroise


Rhode Island Free Clinic (RIFC) seeks senior volunteers with basic computer skills to help in patient services. No medical experience is required. Work with top medical and academic volunteers at our award-winning free clinic in Providence, Rhode Island, to ensure health care for low-income, uninsured adults. Positions include:

  • Check-In

Trained volunteers will greet patients as they arrive. This position is very important as it provides a positive first impression and at all times must appropriately represent the culturally inclusive professionalism of the Clinic. This position allows volunteers to observe the administrative aspects of a Clinic and may require answering the phone. Attention to detail is required.


  • Check-Out

This position involves signing out patients, scheduling patients’ follow-up and new appointments, and completing lab work and referral forms. Volunteers have direct patient contact, and interact with health professionals. It is a great way to gain experience working in a clinical setting. Additional training is required for this position.


  • Eligibility Screening

This is the first experience people have with the Clinic. Volunteers will determine eligibility of potential patients, and enroll those who qualify. A full understanding of the Clinic and our services in essential to this role.


  • Bilingual volunteers are in high demand.

Rhode Island Free Clinic volunteer shifts are weekdays from 8AM to 12PM, 1PM to 4PM, and 6PM to 9PM. The clinic is open until 9PM every Tuesday and Thursday and some Mondays and Wednesdays. We are closed on the weekends.

Founded in 1999, Rhode Island Free Clinic’s mission is to provide free, comprehensive medical care and preventive health services to adults in Rhode Island who have no health insurance and cannot afford those services; and to serve as an educational training site for aspiring health care professionals.

Rhode Island Free Clinic is “the safety net for the safety net” for low-income adults in Rhode Island. Patients receive primary and specialty medical care, labs and diagnostics, prescription medications, wellness education and more at no cost. All this is possible thanks to a statewide network of 700 committed volunteers and community partners.

To learn about volunteer opportunities, please contact Cristina Zapata at (401) 274-6347 or email Learn more by visiting the Rhode Island Free Clinic

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