The AmeriCares Free Clinics rely on volunteers to provide free, high-quality health care to our patients. Thanks to our nearly 300 dedicated and selfless volunteers we are able to make a difference in the lives of so many.
Volunteers can work as little as once each month or as often as once a week. The choice is up to you. To become an AmeriCares Free Clinics volunteer, complete the appropriate application and health form for each of the volunteer positions below.
All medical volunteers must hold a current Connecticut license.
Medical malpractice insurance is provided for all medical volunteers while working on site.
“As a solo primary-care internist for 34 years, I was finding it increasingly difficult to practice thorough diagnostic and preventative care medicine because of third-party and Medicare limitations. Soon after retirement I started volunteering every two weeks at the Bridgeport clinic and have found the joy of practice once again. I’m proud to be part of a staff dedicated to providing patients with first-rate care. ”Bridgeport Volunteer
“It is a real privilege to serve as a volunteer in an organization with such a dedicated staff and inspiring mission. Working with such competent, kind and compassionate people has made me not only a better provider, but a better person as well. I am truly grateful to be given the opportunity to use my skills to help needy individuals. Thank you, AmeriCares.” Danbury volunteer nurse practitioner
“I have been seeing AmeriCares Norwalk clinic patients since 1994. My staff and I find the patients to be respectful and appreciative. One of our AmeriCares patients from years ago still stops by with cakes for staff birthdays! Providing the continuity between my practice and the clinic is easy. It is a pleasure to be able to give back to my community in this way.” Norwalk Dermatologist
“I enjoy being at the clinic with appreciative patients who really need the care they receive, great co-workers who are fun to be with and very welcoming, and an opportunity to use my nursing skills now that I am retired. What more could you ask from a volunteer experience?” Norwalk RN
“Working at the clinic is the highlight of my week. I have retired from teaching after 40 years and I thought I would never find anything as rewarding as teaching- I was wrong. The staff at the clinic is wonderful and they make me feel so needed and appreciated. And the patients who thank us on a daily basis are extremely rewarding!” Danbury Interpreter
“By volunteering in a health clinic, I thought I could help those who might be nervous about going to see a doctor. At the Bridgeport clinic, where everyone greets the patients with a smile, I get a great deal of pleasure in the fact that a smile goes a long way to letting someone know you care.” Bridgeport Eligibility Screener