Information for the Ithaca Health Alliance Volunteers
The Ithaca Health Alliance is primarily a volunteer organization. We have a small staff of four
employees who are responsible for day-to-day operations, and everything else the organization
does is thanks to volunteer effort. Our board of directors are all volunteers. The Ithaca Free Clinic
is staffed by volunteers, for both administrative work and healthcare services. If you are reading
this, be assured that we can use your help!
We encourage everyone interested to apply. We are currently recruiting for: members of the
Board of Directors, Registered Nurses, Acupuncturists, and Chiropractors.
Prospective volunteers are asked to fill out an application through our online volunteer system,
Ally Online. Through Ally, you can read and provide your
digital signature for our Code of Conduct, and tell us about your background, interests
and availability. If you are a healthcare
professional interested in volunteering at the Ithaca Free Clinic, we will require a paper copy of your
current licensure and certifications for your volunteer file before you begin providing care at IFC.
We will ask for professional references, schedule an interview with our Executive Director and Clinic
Coordinator, and clinical professionals may be asked to speak with our
Medical Director or Holistic Medicine Director prior to their first shift.
After you complete your volunteer application and sign the code of conduct,
you can expect to hear back from us within two weeks. If you have questions or would like
further information, please contact our Administrative Coordinator at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 607-330-1253. You can download and
read our Volunteer Welcome Packet here,
and it contains a wealth of information.
Who are we looking for? Anyone who feels that they have something they can offer. We need
volunteers for every service session at the Free Clinic. In addition
to physicians and other practitioners to staff the clinic, we need volunteers to help with
the operation of the facility. Each open session of the Free Clinic is 4 hours time. We
are looking for people who can volunteer for one shift monthly or bimonthly. On a typical
open day at IFC, we need two or more volunteers for reception and follow-up scheduling
and providers who handle clinical care — nurses, doctors, and alternative medicine
providers. Clinic volunteers are not limited to open hours — if you can volunteer at other
times for paperwork, keeping the space clean, or other tasks we can also use the help!
Administrative volunteer shifts at the Free Clinic are filled 3 months in advance, to ensure
consistency of operations.