Volunteers are the heart of St. Petersburg Free Clinic!

Join us to help your neighbors in need in St. Petersburg and throughout Pinellas County!

Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, St. Petersburg Free Clinic has evolved and responded to the changing environment and increased need in our community. We maintain close communications with local medical professionals and public health officials about the COVID-19 health crisis. Additionally, we are continually monitoring the actions and recommendations of the Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

St. Petersburg Free Clinic offers a variety of volunteer opportunities.  Some require a minimum commitment of time – for example, we ask that those who volunteer in our drive-thru Food Pantry commit to 4 hours once per week for about three months.  Some require licensing (Health Center and Dental Clinic providers).  Whatever your availability and interests, we can likely find a great match for you.   And, you will be making an immediate impact in YOUR community – helping your neighbors in need.

We update this list of current volunteer opportunities regularly.

  • Health Center:
    • Physicians (active Florida license required)

PLEASE NOTE: While the Free Clinic is following all guidelines and best practices to keep our volunteers, clients and staff safe and healthy, we want to emphasize that when you choose to volunteer during this critical time, you are accepting some risk due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

In many of our volunteer positions, you will likely be interacting with multiple clients per shift. If at any point you do not feel comfortable volunteering, we encourage you to step away for now (please let us know first, of course), and we will welcome you back at any time. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the volunteer team right away so they may be promptly addressed.

How to Become A Volunteer:

The first step is to attend a Virtual New Volunteer Info Session.  Here, you’ll learn about St. Petersburg Free Clinic’s programs and the many ways volunteers support our important work in the community. Our July Info Session filled up very quickly! Please check back after August 1st to find out when our next Info Session will take place!

If you are a physician with an active Florida License, we need your help! Please email Ben Herring, Volunteer Coordinator, at ben.herring@stpetersburgfreeclinic.org and we’ll get back to you right away!

Group Volunteers:

Due to the COVID pandemic, we are limiting our group opportunities to small groups (8 people or less).  Group opportunities at this time fall mostly within our Food Programs and take place at our Food Bank Warehouse, Monday through Friday during business hours.  If you are interested in group volunteer opportunities, contact the Volunteer Team at volunteers@stpetersburgfreeclinic.org