I could easily write an article on why the work of a volunteer is so important. But, for the moment, if you are looking for an opportunity to help better your community and a free way to feel good about yourself, the Boehringer Ingelheim Americares Free Clinic of Danbury is seeking medical volunteers and interpreters to help care for low-income patients without health insurance. Nurses, physicians and other medical volunteers are needed, along with interpreters fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese.
Clinic sessions are four hours long and volunteers typically work one or two sessions per month. The clinic, located at 76 West Street, has sessions available Monday to Friday. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age.
For more information, contact Americares Free Clinics Volunteer Services and Community Outreach Director Terri McCartney at 203.658.9592 or TMcCartney@americares.org
About Americares Free Clinics
The Americares Free Clinics provide quality health care to low-income, uninsured patients in a setting where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. Since 1994, our clinics in Bridgeport, Danbury, Norwalk and Stamford have helped more than 26,000 Connecticut residents receive free health care services valued at $94 million.
For more information, go to americaresfreeclinics.org or call 203.658.9500.
Nurse Practitioner Patricia Blanc speaks with a patient at the Boehringer Ingelheim Americares Free Clinic of Danbury. Photo by Jake Rauscher/Americares.