The Clearwater Free Clinic Celebrates Volunteer Week
April 13th -16th
The Clearwater Free Clinic celebrates its volunteers every day, but this week we will be going all out for our volunteers! During National Volunteer Week, the Clinic will be hosting daily luncheons for the broad variety of volunteers who actually serve the public and strive to meet the mission of the clinic…”to deliver comprehensive medical care to uninsured families through volunteerism and community partnerships.”
Our weekly volunteers answer the phone, welcome the patients, keep medical records, and schedule appointments. They read blood pressures and listen to hearts; they examine eyes and adjust spines. They diagnose illnesses and prescribe medication. They fill prescriptions and arrange for further testing or procedures. It is only through the tireless work of our volunteers that we can promise that for every dollar donated to the clinic, our patients receive $5 worth of care. Without our countless number of volunteers, the Clinic’s doors could not stay open, and thousands of needy patients would find themselves shut out of heath care.
With their easy smiles and willing hearts, our volunteers are indeed, “Hands down, the best volunteers in town!” The Clinic will be celebrating them every day during Volunteer Week with a different themed lunch and the ever-popular ice cream sundae buffet. If you are a CFC volunteer, be sure to come for lunch before or after your shift this week! We are eager to treat you to lunch and to say an extra “Thank You” for everything you do for our Clinic patients.