Bless Back Worldwide is a nonprofit organization that sends people with their unique, God-given passions, gifts, and resources on short “Bless Back” trips to change the world.
Along with volunteering opportunities in Haiti and Nicaragua, throughout the year, Bless Back Worldwide partners with Refugee Services and Project 658 to host free medical, dental, and vision clinics to the large refugee community in the Charlotte area, where doctors, dentists, and optometrists are among the volunteers that are 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.
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.
New Hope Clinic, a nonprofit organization, provides basic medical and dental care, diagnostic services, and prescription drugs to low income, uninsured residents of North Carolina’s Brunswick County.
Volunteer roles include practitioner (primary care or specialties), pro-bono provider (primary care or specialties nurse), EMT, dentist, dental assistant, hygienist, lab tech, certified diabetes educator, dietitian, and nutritionist.
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.
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.
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 Broad Street Clinic is a private non-profit, free health clinic serving the uninsured low income population of North Carolina’s Carteret County and surrounding areas.
The clinic is always searching for volunteer physicians, nurses, and pharmacy technicians.
The Tar River Mission Clinic, located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, is a faith-based, non-profit organization which supports the healthcare needs of low income, uninsured adults by directly providing or arranging free healthcare services and programs.
The clinic operates its programs through a combination of paid and volunteer provider staff.
Alliance Medical Ministry is a nonprofit organization that exists to provide affordable health care to working, uninsured adults in Wake County, North Carolina.
Alliance Medical Ministry seeks physicians and nurses who can commit a minimum of six months to one year to volunteering.
The Ashe County Free Medical Clinic is a nonprofit clinic that utilizes healthcare volunteers to serve the health and wellness needs of the medically uninsured who live or work in Ashe County, North Carolina.
USA Swimming is a nonprofit 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events, and education.
National volunteer opportunities are possible for medical practitioners such as physicians, athletic trainers, massage therapists, physical therapists, and chiropractors.
Lake Norman Community Health Clinic is a nonprofit organization and the oldest and largest medical provider serving the uninsured in North Carolina’s North Mecklenburg and South Iredell counties.
Licensed professionals are needed to volunteer.
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.
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.
Race Guards is a nonprofit organization that provides in-race first aid for athletic events throughout the United States with a focus on running and cycling races, triathlons, and endurance events.
Medical volunteers are a part of Race Guards.
First Descents is a nonprofit organization that offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors a free outdoor adventure experience designed to empower them to climb, paddle, and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives, and connect with others doing the same. Locations are in California, Colorado, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming,
First Descents welcomes physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, paramedics, and EMTs to come and volunteer at one of the programs as a medical volunteer.
Children’s Oncology Services is a nonprofit organization whose One Step programs in Illinois, North Carolina, Utah, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C. offer camp experiences and other programs throughout the year that allow children with cancer to just be kids.
The One Step medical team is comprised of volunteer physicians and nurses. Even though it is important to have staff with pediatric oncology experience, staff with other clinical backgrounds such as general pediatrics, adult oncology, emergency, and ICU are welcome.
Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry is a nonprofit organization that provides specialist medical, dental, and pharmaceutical care or referrals to residents of Catawba County, North Carolina.
The clinic urgently needs volunteer healthcare professionals. Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and dental assistants are needed to provide chronic and acute care.
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans is an American nonprofit organization whose Stand Down program has become recognized as the most valuable outreach tool to help homeless veterans in the nation today. Volunteers are needed at the two to three-day events that give homeless veterans a secure, community-like retreat to receive healthcare and personal hygiene services, food, clothing, housing, and employment referrals. For a list of upcoming Stand Down events, click here.
Urban Ministries of Wake County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to alleviating the effects of poverty in Wake County, North Carolina, by focusing on hunger, health care, and homelessness.
Volunteer positions are possible at Urban Ministries’ Open Door Clinic for audiologists, cardiologists, gynecologists, nephrologists, nurses, ophthalmologists, pharmacists, pharmacy assistants, phlebotomists, podiatrists, pulmonologists, sports medicine doctors, and others.