Volunteer Opportunities

  • This experience has made me question my future career path. I realized I have a lot to offer this population and could further meet their needs in the educator role. This experience has also made me fully appreciate my personal life more. I am blessed and humbled by this experience. It opened my eyes that I or any of my loved ones could experience life events that would lead them to need the free clinic.
    — nursing student
  • Overall this experience has reinforced my belief that all patients have a unique story and my part of their story is to provide a dignified, loving health experience built on loving kindness. I have interpreted, responded and reflected on my experiences at the Greenville Free Clinic and am looking forward to more volunteer opportunities.
    — nursing student
  • Unlike the hospital where each area is to its self, all areas of this clinic are interconnected and communicate continuously to make sure the patients receive the best care possible. I frequently overheard conversations between the registration desk clerks, medical records staff and the nursing station for the clinic. It is amazing how well this clinic operates. Everyone who works/volunteers there knows everyone else and most of the patients they serve! Over the past 12 weeks I have fallen in love with this group of people! I feel at home at the clinic as I triage patients for the providers.
    — nursing student
  • By allowing me to see first-hand what my community is doing to serve this vulnerable population, this practicum has greatly enriched my academic life! I have learned so much with this hands on experience that I would not have learned with reading/studying alone. I was able to connect with and make a difference/impact on these patients!
    — nursing student
  • I have to admit that I was nervous about what I would encounter when I started my volunteer hours. Once I began to volunteer, I began to enjoy my time at the clinic. The amount of services that are provided to people, free of charge, is amazing…My expectations were exceeded for my time at the clinic. I actually hope to continue to volunteer after this class is finished.
    — nursing student
  • I have volunteered at the Free Clinic for almost two decades, and served on the Board of Directors for three. The Greenville Free Medical Clinic is definitely an asset to the community. I am involved in medical mission trips to third world countries, but volunteering at the Clinic allows me to use my talents to help right here in my own community.
    — Laura Hodges, R.N.

Medical Providers

GFMC is proud to have nearly 200 of Greenville County’s best physicians volunteering across our four clinic locations.  Physicians typically give 2 - 3 hours of their time on a quarterly basis; however, we also have physicians who choose to serve monthly or weekly.  Our most popular times for physicians to see patients are after 5 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays, and during morning hours on Wednesdays.  Our volunteer physicians include general and family practitioners, internists, cardiologists, neurologists, nephrologists, podiatrists, orthopedists, surgeons, endocrinologists, dermatologists, ENTs, emergency room physicians, pulmonologists, ophthalmologists, gynecologists, urologists and gastroenterologists.  Other health care professionals volunteering in our medical clinic include physical therapists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and residents. Interested medical professionals should contact the Clinical Operations Manager at (864) 232-1470 ext. 32 or by email

Complete the Medical Provider Volunteer Form Online Here.

Dental Providers

Nearly 100 dentists currently volunteer at our Downtown Greenville location on a quarterly rotation.  Volunteer dentists perform extractions for our patients every Tuesday and Thursday evening.  The GFMC dental clinic also utilizes the services of fourth-year MUSC dental students for 12 weeks each fall and spring semester.  These students spend their clinical experience performing restorative care for our patients.  Interested dental professionals should contact the Dental Assistant at (864) 232-1470 ext. 26 or by email.

Complete the Medical Provider Volunteer Form Online Here.

 

Pharmacy

Our pharmacy is located at the Main Clinic in Downtown Greenville. The pharmacy dispenses all prescription medications and some over-the-counter medications prescribed by the GFMC staff and volunteers to patients free of charge. Our need for volunteers is greatest on Wednesdays 9:00-3:00 and Tuesday/Thursday afternoons from 4:00-7:00pm. Prospective pharmacists should contact the Volunteer Coordinator by email or by phone (864) 232-1470.

Complete the Medical Provider Volunteer Form Online Here.

Registered Nurses

Registered nurses are the glue that hold our medical clinic together.  Most choose to serve weekly, but flexible scheduling is available, especially for those working with an unpredictable hospital schedule.  Volunteer nurses are present Mondays 3 – 6 pm for gynecology clinic, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am – noon for general medical and 3 – 7 pm for general and specialty clinics, and on Wednesdays from 9 – 1 pm for general medical clinic. Prospective nursing volunteers should contact the Clinical Operations Manager at (864) 232-1470 ext. 32 or by email.

Complete the Medical Provider Volunteer Form Online Here

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Patient Screener/Front Office 

Our front office volunteers perform daily patient screening interviews, a core function of theGFMC patient experience.  Patients must be qualified for services before every visit with the physician or dentist.  We require at least three and as many as ten front office volunteers each day we see patients.  Front office volunteers do not need any experience in a medical environment.  The only requirements are a detail-oriented approach and a compassionate attitude.  Other duties include helping front office staff prepare for upcoming clinics, filing and pulling patient charts, answering phones, reminding patients of upcoming appointments and/or covering the front desk in the absence of a staff member.

We request that all screeners give a minimum of 24 hours notice if they are unable to work their scheduled shift. Prospective non-medical volunteers should contact the Volunteer Coordinator by email, by phone (864) 232-1470, ext. 32 or simply fill out the Volunteer application below.

Complete the Non-Medical Volunteer Form Online Here.

Dental Assistants and Hygienists

Many of GFMC’s volunteer dentists bring assistants with them, but when they don’t, it’s helpful to have a few of our own to help.  Dental assistants are needed during the extraction clinic every Tuesday and Thursday after 5 pm and during the day on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays when MUSC dental students are present for clinicals during the fall and spring semesters.
Many of our patients receive dental hygiene treatment from the Greenville Tech students. The need for additional help is great, especially in the summer. We can usually schedule patients around your availability. Contact us for additional details.

Interested dental assistants and hygienists should contact the Dental Director at (864) 232-1470 ext. 26 or by email.

Complete the Medical Provider Volunteer Form Online Here.

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Special Projects for Church, School & Work Groups

Groups are always welcome to schedule a special project day at GFMC.  Projects are always available during the week and can also be scheduled on weekends.  Groups can choose to sign up for a one-time project or a longer term project to be completed during repeat visits.  Popular projects include cleaning, organizational or administrative projects inside or yard work outside in the spring, summer, and early fall. Organizations can also take up collections for the Clinic. See our "Wish List" for more details. Interested groups should contact the Volunteer Coordinator by email or by phone (864) 232-1470, ext. 32.