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Free Clinic Patient Services VISTA

Rhode Island Free Clinic ( is nationally recognized for its volunteer/community partner model. In 2023, the Free Clinic mobilized an active corps of over 500 medical volunteers, support professionals, and community partners to provide uninsured, low-income RI adults with a Medical Home and COVID Care during the pandemic. We believe in strengthening our community by giving people resources and education to help themselves. The Free Clinic also serves as a training site for aspiring healthcare professionals. Services and training are provided at our clinic in Providence at its state-of-the-art, 8,000 square foot facility. The Free Clinic raises 100% of its $1.5 million annual budget, and with that leverages over $7.5 million in additional health resources to provide medical, dental, behavioral health care and wellness programs to improve the health of vulnerable RI adults. Through the Free Clinic’s comprehensive range of free health services, patients' health is stabilized and improved, and they are empowered through increased health literacy, follow-up visits, and referrals to self-manage chronic conditions and better maintain their own wellness. The Free Clinic seeks a savvy, outgoing, energetic, highly organized Patient & Volunteer Services AmeriCorps VISTA to build capacity in patient care and volunteer services. As an integral part of the Free Clinic’s Team, this person will be responsible for helping to develop strategies and procedures and implementing best practices in our patient and volunteer services. This position offers a unique opportunity to thrive in the clinic’s highly professional, personable, dynamic volunteer model, while gaining skills in patient services, public health, human resources, business development, and volunteer management. 


The Patient & Volunteer Services VISTA works with our award-winning team of volunteer medical professionals, academic and community partners, and staff to build capacity in volunteer outreach, training, coordination, and support. This AmeriCorps VISTA Member will work with our Team of staff and AmeriCorps VISTA Members to enhance delivery of patient care and healthcare training through: volunteer recruitment, training, scheduling, recognition, and retention; enhancing communication with volunteers to convey Free Clinic updates and changes; evaluating the effectiveness of the volunteer programs; building projects and partnerships for new and sustainable volunteer pipelines, and, championing new initiatives to advance the Free Clinic’s mission including COVID Response, telehealth, dental, behavioral health, and healthcare workforce training.