Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization that serves children, youth, and families, the formerly incarcerated, homeless people, older adults, people with disabilities, and veterans and focuses on assistance with basic needs, behavioral health, community outreach and development, correctional re-entry services, housing, mental health, senior living and care, and substance abuse.

With 33 offices covering 46 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, Volunteers of America has a number of programs that individuals can volunteer for locally. To see volunteer opportunities in your area, please search for the website of the local office in your state here.

Children of the Night

Children of the Night is dedicated to rescuing America’s children from the ravages of prostitution.

Volunteers may provide their professional services to the Children of the Night shelter home in Van Nuys, California. Additionally, the Children of the Night Without Walls program connects volunteer lawyers, physicians, psychiatrists and other professionals nationwide to provide specialized services sometimes required to permanently remove people from life on the street.

Hope Clinic

Hope Clinic is a nonprofit clinic in Michigan that offers medical care and dental care to the uninsured plus a variety of social services to minister to the whole person.

Volunteer needed include internists and general practitioners, emergency medical technicians, pharmacists, registered nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dentists, dental hygienists, oral surgeons, dental specialists, and social workers.

S.A.Y. Detroit Family Health Clinic

S.A.Y. Detroit Family Health Clinic is a free clinic devoted to homeless and uninsured women and children in Detroit, Michigan.

Volunteers needed are physicians and nurse practitioners—in family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, women’s services and gynecology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, podiatry, urology, and cardiology—nurses, and medical assistants.

Oasis of Hope Center

Oasis of Hope Center is a nonprofit, free medical clinic for the economically disadvantaged and the uninsured in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The clinic needs volunteer MDs, DOs, PAs, NPs, RNs, CDEs, LPNs, MAs, CNAs, and EMTs.

National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics

Interested in volunteering at a local free or charitable clinic? You can search for a clinic near you on the find a clinic page to contact a local clinic directly about volunteer opportunities in your area.

Also, the nonprofit National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics holds one day events called C.A.R.E. Clinics, where uninsured patients receive free medical care and connection to local clinics and additional resources, all of which is able to happen with the help of medical volunteers.

St. Frances Cabrini Clinic of the Most Holy Trinity Church

Located in historic Corktown near downtown Detroit, Michigan, St. Frances Cabrini Clinic of the Most Holy Trinity Church is a nonprofit organization and the oldest free clinic in the nation.

Volunteers provide primary care, prescription assistance, and mental health care. Long-term medical volunteers needed include licensed/certified healthcare practitioners such as pharmacists, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pediatricians, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, dietitians, etc.

FernCare Free Clinic

FernCare Free Clinic is a nonprofit clinic that aims to provide no-cost medical care to the medically uninsured and under-insured residents of Ferndale, Michigan, and surrounding communities.

The clinic is always looking for volunteer physicians, registered nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, pharmacy techs, and lab techs.

America’s Dentists Care Foundation

America’s Dentists Care Foundation is a nonprofit organization that facilitates the delivery of charitable oral health care to the underserved.

Volunteer dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, xray techs, and other dental professionals can serve at America’s Dentists Care Foundation Missions of Mercy events in their state.

Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals

Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP) is a national network of state-based registries that allows health professionals the opportunity to get their licenses and credentials verified before a disaster happens. The time and expertise of volunteer health professionals is invaluable during a disaster or public health emergency. By registering with ESAR-VHP, your credentials and qualifications will be verified in advance so that you are able to serve on a moment’s notice—within your state and across state lines—to provide needed help during an emergency.

Pregnancy Resource Center

Pregnancy Resource Center is a non-profit ministry that offers pregnancy and medical services, family support services, and sexual risk avoidance education for schools and churches in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Volunteers that serve include doctors and nurses.

Volunteers in Medicine

Volunteers in Medicine is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a network of sustainable, free primary healthcare clinics for the uninsured in local communities in the United States.

Retired and practicing physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, dentists, and other medical professionals are the primary providers of care at Volunteers in Medicine clinics. If you are interested in volunteering, please see the directory for a clinic near you or consider starting a clinic.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research.

If you are a physician or other healthcare professional, there are a number of ways you can volunteer in the United States. Please see http://www.pcrm.org/about/volunteer/how-can-i-volunteer for more information regarding volunteering.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics is a nonprofit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Join the more than 90,000 healthcare providers and students worldwide who have volunteered with the Healthy Athletes program. The health expertise volunteers possess spans the complete spectrum of medical disciplines from podiatry to dentistry to traditional sports medicine.

HOPE worldwide

HOPE worldwide is a non-profit, faith-based volunteer program focusing on leadership training and community service throughout the world. It brings people from all different backgrounds together to work across the globe serving the world’s poor.