Volunteer Information  

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Free Clinic of Powhatan.  The Clinic could not operate without our volunteers who generously donate their time and expertise to help our patients.  The Clinic is mainly staffed by volunteer physicians, dentists, mental health counselors, nurses, lab techs, front desk receptionists, registrars, and other administrative personnel.  We greatly appreciate all of our volunteers!

Volunteer Opportunities

VolunteerPageThe volunteer opportunities include the following:

Intake RNs:  take patients’ vitals; prepare patients for visit; assist doctor or nurse practitioner

  • Monday:  3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday:  8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Lab Techs:  draw patients’ blood and prepare samples for testing

  • Thursday:  8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Front Desk Receptionist(s):  greet and check in patients, schedule appointments, answer phones

  • Monday – Friday          9:30 am – 3:30  (Shifts are 9:30 – 12:30, 12:30 – 3:30)
  • Monday evening         3:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Registrars: register or recertify patients for the Clinic

  • Monday:  5:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

General Office Help: help with various office tasks (e.g. filing, preparing charts, copying, etc.)


  • Any time the Clinic is open

Specific Needs

The Free Clinic of Powhatan needs additional dentists and dental hygienists to work with us.  In addition, we are currently searching for a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioners who are willing to help our patients.

How to Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering, we’d love to hear from you.  Please contact Betsy Blandford, Volunteer Coordinator at bblandford@freeclinicofpowhatan.org or call her at  (804) 380-1270 to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how you can help make a difference in our patients’ lives. It’s a rewarding way to help!