The Dream Center Clinic is able to offer free services to their patients through the generosity of our volunteers. The success of the clinic is a reflection of the dedication and enthusiasm our volunteers bring to serve. In return volunteers gain experience, new skills, and personal fulfillment. Due to the nature of our clinic we are unable to accommodate short-term volunteer opportunities or requests to shadow. We welcome students, but must require a commitment of at least 24 hours per semester.
Clinical volunteers assist in patient care in support of the volunteer providers. In addition to triage, clinical volunteers may assist in routine testing, medical education and the referral process. The Dream Center Clinic utilizes nurses, paramedics and students in the medical field in this role. The clinical volunteers are the link between the patient and provider and help navigate our patients to the best possible outcomes.
Administrative volunteers provide staffing for a variety of support operations. Some of the tasks our volunteers perform include greeting, scheduling, new patient screening, medical record maintenance, facilities maintenance, data entry, and special projects just to name a few! No prior experience is necessary. If you are a self starter with a kind heart this is perfect for you!
A pivotal component of providing quality care is our ability to communicate effectively. Without our translator volunteers this would be impossible. At the DCC the primary languages spoken are English and Spanish. Translator volunteers are utilized in the entire patient process from greeting, throughout the appointment, to the making of follow up appointments.
The DCC relies on volunteer Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Care Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Dentist, Dental Hygienist, and Optometrists to provide quality care to our patients. To volunteer, providers must be licensed in South Carolina. Our volunteers are uncompensated and therefore covered under the state’s Good Samaritan Law that limits liability except for gross negligence or willful misconduct. In addition, the clinic also maintains its own malpractice policy. Providers typically give 3 hours(one clinic) of their time once or twice a month – sometimes more!