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.
RotaCare, a nonprofit organization located in Uniondale, New York, facilitates free health care for the relief of pain and suffering to those who have the most need and the least access to medical care.
Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, registered nurses, pharmacy technicians, and social workers are welcome to volunteer. Also, RotaCare needs to expand their pool of specialists so that no patient is left without the necessary referral.
Good Shepherd Volunteers, a nonprofit organization based in Astoria, New York, collaborates with the Sisters of the Good Shepherd to provide full-time volunteers with the opportunity to work in social service ministries and to use their God-given talents serving women, adolescents, and children affected by poverty, violence, and neglect.
Volunteer counselors and caseworkers are utilized in New York City, Thailand, and Chile.
Dominican Volunteers, a nonprofit organization based in Chicago, Illinois, preaches God’s love through service to others, especially the economically poor and marginalized.
Currently, nursing volunteers are needed in New York.
Janian Medical Care was established by the Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS), a nonprofit organization, to both carry on the work of the Project for Psychiatric Outreach to the Homeless and to enable CUCS to expand its service offerings to include primary medical services for homeless, formerly homeless, and other individuals facing disparities in health care in New York City.
Volunteer opportunities are offered for clinicians seeking advanced degrees in the medical field or for physicians and clinicians interested in donating expertise and time. Janian Medical Care’s Volunteer Therapist Network has opportunities for therapists to volunteer also.
UR Well’s mission is to provide free high-quality preventative and health maintenance services to uninsured and underserved families and individuals in an effort to foster the health of the community of Rochester, New York, while promoting the spirit of education, social justice, and collaboration.
The clinic cannot operate without the generosity of volunteer physicians from the community. Contact UR Well if you are interested in volunteering.
The nonprofit Don’t Walk By is an annual outreach in New York City where volunteers walk through each street in Manhattan each winter on a search and rescue mission for the homeless.
Volunteer medical doctors, registered nurses, physician assistants, emergency medical technicians, medical practitioners, and certified counselors are all needed.
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.
Changing Health, Inc., a New York State nonprofit, is committed to delivering quality acupuncture in low-cost community settings, allowing many people to have access to a safe, toxin-free form of health care.
On a volunteer basis, acupuncturists are needed to treat patients at the centers in New York City, Warwick, and Kingston, New York, and Woodbury, Connecticut.
The People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture is a rapidly-growing cooperative of people involved in the community acupuncture movement: acupuncturists, patients, clinics, and supportive organizations. If you wish to volunteer, you can search for a clinic to serve at within many areas of North America.
The Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights, located in New York City, is a non-profit, medical student-run human rights clinic dedicated to helping survivors of persecution find asylum in the United States.
The center is actively seeking medical professionals and medical students who are interested in joining the team of evaluators.
Dental Lifeline Network is a national nonprofit organization that provides access to dental care and education for Americans who cannot afford it and have a permanent disability or are elderly or are medically fragile.
Through Dental Lifeline Network’s flagship program, Donated Dental Services, dental care is provided through a national network of volunteer dentists and volunteer laboratories. The program needs volunteer dentists and laboratories nationwide but needs vary somewhat from state to state and even within a state.
The Asylum Network at Physicians for Human Rights consists of over 400 health professionals throughout the United States who offer pro bono forensic evaluations to document evidence of torture and other human rights abuses for immigrants fleeing persecution in their home countries. Physicians for Human Rights is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City with offices in Boston, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C.
Metro World Child, a New York-based nonprofit organization, is dedicated to serving inner-city children in New York City and various urban centers around the world.
Volunteer nurses are needed annually to make the summer camp program in New York possible.
Adventist Community Services (ACS) is a humanitarian agency for the Adventist Church in the United States and Bermuda that focuses on touching hearts and transforming communities. ACS is made up of hundreds of thousands of people who come together and make a difference in their communities.
Aravind Eye Foundation is a nonprofit organization helping Aravind eye care spread its mission of preventing needless blindness across developing nations.
If you would like to volunteer with Aravind Eye Care Services in India or Aravind Eye Foundation in New York City, please complete the volunteer application form and submit it online with a copy of your resume attached. The agency might not have work for you right away, but will then be able to contact you when the right project comes up.
EyeCare America, the public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, provides eye care at no out-of-pocket cost to those who qualify.
See more about volunteering in your state via this link.
Demonstrate your commitment to protecting your community by volunteering for one of the American Acadmy of Dermatology’s SPOTme skin cancer screening program events in your state.
AccessDerm is an American Academy of Dermatology-sponsored teledermatology program that allows dermatologists to provide care to underserved populations in the United States. By participating in the program, which aspires to be national but currently exists in 16 states, members and residents can consult remotely on dermatology cases in the state they are licensed.
The Central Park Medical Unit is an all-volunteer, nonprofit ambulance service providing free emergency medical services to the NYC Central Park’s 35 million annual visitors.
To apply as a medical volunteer, you must possess a NYS EMT-Basic (or higher) certification.
The Ithaca Health Alliance is primarily a volunteer organization; the Ithaca Free Clinic is staffed by volunteers for both administrative work and healthcare services.
The Maven Project is a nonprofit organization that is building a national network of volunteer medical school alumni to address the escalating medical needs of vulnerable U.S. populations. Semi-retired, newly retired, and other physicians are an untapped resource of medical volunteers who—when paired with telemedicine technology—can remotely provide unavailable medical services to our growing underserved populations.
The Maven Project has needs for volunteers who are licensed in Massachusetts and California now; physicians licensed in other states with an interest in volunteering in the near future; medical schools or alumni associations interested in participating; FQHCs, free clinics, or other community health centers or programs interested in participating in the near future.
Evergreen Health Services is a nonprofit which offers a diverse range of medical, supportive, and behavioral services for the residents of Western New York.
Please contact Evergreen Health Services’ volunteer coordinator to learn more about volunteer opportunities available.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is fighting to free individuals—and the families who love them—from the devastating effects of muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related life-threatening diseases, so they can live longer and grow stronger.
Please contact the association about opportunities to help make a difference in the life of a child as volunteer medical staff at a Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp in your state.