Mercy Volunteer Corps, a nonprofit organization based in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania, promotes social change by placing and supporting volunteers for one year of service with people who are poor and marginalized in the United States (currently active in Baltimore, Detroit, Hartford, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, San Francisco, Savannah, and St. Michael’s, Arizona) and Guyana. Mercy Volunteers work in education, health care, and social services while living together in community and growing spiritually.
StandUp For Kids is a nonprofit charity that runs several innovative programs that provide homeless youth the assistance, training, and resources to make a successful re-integration into society. Local programs are in operation in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Washington, D.C.
StandUp For Kids is an all volunteer organization and welcomes the involvement of volunteer healthcare professionals.
The American Society of Echocardiography Education and Research Foundation (ASE Foundation) is ASE’s charitable arm, helping to assure the viability and visibility of cardiovascular ultrasound.
The ASE Foundation’s global health initiatives and humanitarian events program brings adult and pediatric cardiac care to areas in need, teaching local clinicians and providing direct patient services to at-risk communities. To date, missions have been held in India, Argentina, Vietnam, and Los Angeles.
With five locations in the California Bay Area, the Native American Health Center, a nonprofit organization, provides comprehensive services to improve the health and well-being of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and residents of the surrounding communities.
Mission Neighborhood Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center with four clinic locations, provides San Francisco and San Mateo low-income communities with high quality primary and preventative health care with the help of clinical volunteers.
HealthRight 360, located in 11 counties across California, gives hope, builds health, and changes lives for people in need by providing compassionate, integrated care that includes primary medical, mental health, substance use disorder treatment, and re-entry services.
HealthRight 360 can use volunteers with a variety of skills, especially those with health-related training.
Located in San Francisco, Lyon-Martin Health Services provides health care to the LGBT community regardless of ability to pay.
If you would like to assist, Lyon-Martin Health Services offers clinical, administrative, community outreach, or event volunteer opportunities.
The Free Clinic of Simi Valley, a nonprofit organization located in Simi Valley, California, provides medical care, counseling, dental and legal assistance to individuals and families in need, regardless of their ability to pay.
Volunteer dentists, doctors, family nurse practitioners, marriage and family therapists, orthodontists, and pharmacists are needed.
A nonprofit organization based in Villanova, Pennsylvania, Augustinian Volunteers are Catholic men and women who wish to serve God’s people in partnership with the Augustinians and others for one year domestically and abroad.
There are currently six placement sites: Chicago, Illinois; Lawrence, Massachusetts; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; San Diego, California; Ventura, California; and Chulucanas, Peru.
The Immune Enhancement Project, a nonprofit organization located in San Francisco, California, aims to promote the vitality of the community by making compassionate and high-quality traditional Chinese medicine and other healing arts available to everyone seeking their benefits.
Dorothy’s Place, a nonprofit organization, exists to serve the marginalized in Salinas, California’s Chinatown—to compassionately offer hospitality, safety, guidance toward a life of greater health and happiness, and a bridge to services they might feel are unavailable to them elsewhere.
If you have professional expertise in any area that you believe could be of help to the poor, please consider donating your time and experience.
Roots Community Health Center, a nonprofit organization, provides medical care to those who need it in Oakland, California.
Volunteer medical students/residents, PAs, NPs, RNs, LVNs, medical assistants, and phlebotomists are accepted.
South Central Family Health Center, a nonprofit organization, provides primary healthcare services to the California communities of South Los Angeles and Huntington Park with the help of volunteers.
The Street Level Health Project is an Oakland-based grassroots organization dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of underserved urban immigrant communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Volunteer healthcare practitioners are needed for street outreach and the health screening clinic.
Loma Linda Street Medicine Outreach is a volunteer, student-run outreach group aimed at serving the homeless populations of the city of San Bernardino, California. Loma Linda Street Medicine can’t exist without attending physicians and other licensed providers (nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and licensed resident physicians) as part of the team.
San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium, a nonprofit organization, develops innovative programs and advocates for policies that increase access to quality community-based primary health care.
Healthy Smiles for Kids, a nonprofit organization based in Garden Grove, California, aims to improve the oral health of children in Orange County, California, through collaborative programs directed at prevention, outreach, education, access to treatment, and advocacy.
Dental providers, consider donating your time and services.
Through the nonprofit ADA Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile program, launched nationally by the American Dental Association in 2003, more than five million underserved children have received free oral health services. These free services are provided by approximately 10,000 dentists annually, along with 30,000 other dental team members. Please look for an opportunity to serve in your state.
Give an Hour, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, was founded to provide free and confidential mental health services to military veterans and their loved ones.
Give an Hour’s network has licensed mental health professionals located in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam who have donated mental health services. Volunteers may be psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists, drug and alcohol counselors, pastoral counselors, and other professional counselors.
San Francisco City Impact Health and Wellness Clinic is a nonprofit free medical and dental clinic.
Medical volunteering positions include medical doctor, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, clinical psychologist, medical assistant, dentist, dental hygienist, emergency medical technician, physical therapist, and social worker.
With the help of volunteers, the nonprofit WellSpace Health is able to provide a number of quality health-related services for families in the Sacramento area, including family health centers, dental centers for children, mental health counseling services, crisis intervention and suicide prevention counseling, pregnancy medical attention, childbirth support, home visitation and support for families experiencing interaction with CPS, and drug and alcohol addiction programs.
Miracle Babies is a San Diego-based, non-profit, volunteer-driven organization whose mission is to provide education, support, and financial assistance to families with newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in San Diego County.
The Charlotte Maxwell Clinic, a non-profit organization located in Oakland, California, provides integrative medical treatments and safety net social services to low-income women with cancer in the Bay Area.
Volunteer acupuncturists, herbalists, massage therapists, guided imagery specialists, and homeopaths are needed.
The nonprofit Jewish Community Free Clinic offers free medical care in Santa Rosa, California, for anyone in need.
Volunteer medical providers, nurses, and acupuncturists are utilized at the clinic.