This week is National Volunteer Week, and the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) would like to take a moment to thank all of our incredible volunteers for their efforts to give back with their time and talents.
Free and Charitable Clinics across the nation depend on volunteers, both medical and non-medical, to be able to provide much needed health care to the uninsured and underserved. The spirit of volunteerism and giving back is truly a rewarding experience, one that is exemplified not only in the large scale NAFC CARE Clinics, but in community clinics throughout the country where the underserved are getting access to medical care everyday.
As stated in the Presidential Proclamation, “ across our country, volunteers open doors of opportunity, pave avenues of success, fortify their communities, and lay the foundation for tomorrow's growth and prosperity. They are often equipped with few resources and gain little recognition, yet because of their service, our country is a better and a stronger force for good.” To see the full proclamation, please visit: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/04/04/presidential-proclamation-national-volunteer-week-2014
If you are interested in volunteering at a local Free or Charitable Clinic in your community, please visit http://www.nafcclinics.org/clinics/search to search for a clinic in your area and to contact them directly about any current volunteer opportunities. You can also visit the NAFC volunteer page - http://nafcclinics.org/about-us/our-volunteers to read stories about other volunteers from local Free and Charitable Clinics as well as the NAFC C.A.R.E. Clinic events. If you are a volunteer at a local clinic or have volunteered at a past C.A.R.E. Clinic, please consider sending your story and a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be featured on the volunteer web page!
Again, thank you to all volunteers. With your help, we are able to continue working to build a healthy America, one patient at a time!