Volunteers are AFC’s greatest resource! We rely on more than 400 volunteers who support all aspects of our organization. The majority have worked with us for more than 5 years; many have been with AFC since its inception.

The Clinic is a great – and fun – place to volunteer.

Due to COVID-19 our volunteer program is onboarding new volunteers on a limited basis.

As AFC moves into its “new normal” schedules are changing and volunteer opportunities are beginning to open up! While we are still working on getting our current volunteers re-onboarded for new processes, we do have a handful of urgent volunteer needs.

Medical Specialists*: Podiatry, ENT, Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Cardiology

Psychiatrists and PMNHPs*: Assistance with medication management is our highest need

Licensed Counselors*: Bilingual counselors are preferred as it makes patient communication easier, but it is not a requirement!

Diabetic Educators & Registered Dietitians*: Providing education and support to our diabetic patients continues to be a top priority.

Dental Assistants & Hygienists*: Spanish-speaking is preferred so they can assist with patient communication, but all are a valuable addition to our dental team.

Exercise Instructors: We are in need of motivated individuals to help run our Move to Health classes (Monday and Thursday evenings). They do not need to be certified instructors, but need to have experience attending classes and comfort running their own, while keeping energy and momentum up!

Interpreters: We are always seeking more Spanish, Amharic, and Mongolian interpreters. Currently about 95% of all interpreting work is being done remotely either by phone or by telehealth/video call.

Pharmacists and Pharmacy Techs*: Assistance is needed with checking filled prescriptions and supporting staff pharmacists

We do utilize volunteer RNs, MAs, and EMTs, however with the changes we have undergone due to COVID those roles have been limited. Please do apply and we will be in contact as soon as more positions open up!

*Medical volunteers must be licensed to practice in the state of Virginia. Depending on the profession, some Virginia licensing boards do offer a Volunteer Restricted License to Practice.


AFC is not open on weekends.
Unfortunately, AFC cannot offer practicums/preceptorships to students.

Join our Volunteer Team!
Below is the process to become a volunteer at Arlington Free Clinic:

  • RSVP and attend one of our new virtual Community Tours, held the 4th Thursday of each month at 6pm. Our Volunteer Director will talk about opportunities and answer questions at the end of the tour.
    • Additional details and the online application link will be emailed to you after you have attended the Community Tour.
  • If we feel your skills match our needs, an interview with the Director of Volunteer Resources will be scheduled.
  • If accepted, attend classroom-based or on-the-job training, as needed.

Individual volunteer commitments vary, but most provide 2-4 hours per month of service for at least eight months. All volunteers must adhere to AFC’s confidentiality and best-practice policies. All volunteers must be over the age of 18 and cannot have a personal relationship with a current or past AFC patient.

To RSVP for a tour please click here or call 703-979-1425 x147.

Contact AFC’s Volunteer Department
For more information, please contact AFC’s Volunteer Department at volunteer@arlingtonfreeclinic.org. Thank you for supporting Arlington Free Clinic!

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