Healing the Children is a nonprofit organization that helps underserved children, in the United States and around the world, access the health care they need and deserve.
Medical teams volunteer their time and services to meet the needs of children around the world. Examples of medical professional volunteers are: surgeons, pediatricians, family practice physicians, anesthesiologists, surgical scrub nurses, PACU nurses, audiologists, podiatry, ophthalmologists/optometrists/opticians, dentists, and dental hygienists.
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.
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.
Rose City Rollers is a nonprofit organization that holds events primarily in Portland, Oregon, with the mission to serve women and girls who want to play the team sport of roller derby, connect with an inclusive community, and realize their power both on skates and off.
Medical volunteers can be EMTs, CFRs, paramedics, physicians with orthopedic and/or emergency medical experience, athletic trainers with CPR training, licensed practical or registered nurses with current CPR training and orthopedic and/or emergency experience, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists with current CPR and orthopedic and/or emergency experience.
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.
The McMinnville Free Clinic is a nonprofit clinic comprised of a diverse group of people who want to serve God and others through development of a free medical clinic in McMinnville, Oregon.
Medical volunteers are needed.
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.
White Bird Clinic—a nonprofit located in Eugene, Oregon—is a collective environment organized to enable people to gain control of their social, emotional, and physical well-being through direct service, education, and community.
Volunteer doctors and nurses make a difference in the number of patients that can be seen.
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.
Oregon’s nonprofit Camp UKANDU brings joy and hope to children living with cancer, their siblings, and their families through “outrageously fun” camping experiences.
Volunteer positions for cabin counselors, program specialists, doctors, nurses, and board members are possible.
Returning Veterans Project is a nonprofit that offers free confidential mental health and somatic healthcare services for post-9/11 war zone veterans and their families in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Returning Veterans Project is currently welcoming volunteer providers in mental health/counseling, physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic medicine, naturopathic medicine, massage therapy, music therapy, art therapy, equine therapy, drug and alcohol counseling, and dental.
Community Outreach, Inc. is a nonprofit in Oregon that helps to stabilize those in crisis, feed the hungry, house the homeless, heal the sick, and counsel the mentally ill and substance-addicted.
The medical and dental clinics, located in Corvallis and Lebanon, Oregon, are staffed entirely by volunteer doctors, dentists, nurses, and physician assistants.
Occupy Medical is a nonprofit mobile medical clinic that provides primary care in Eugene, Oregon, with the help of volunteer healthcare professionals.
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.
Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs.
AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA members are involved through Community Health Corps, a CNCS program that places workers in health centers around the nation to improve access to primary and preventative health care.
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.