Shifa Free Clinic is able to continually offer free services to the community largely because of the generous support of volunteers. We understand that volunteering is a two-way street, so while we gain immense support for our mission by having a dedicated corps of volunteers, volunteers gain in return personal fulfillment, new skills, and experience. The phenomenal success of the clinic is a reflection of the dedication and enthusiasm that volunteers like you display on a continual basis. We are always seeking Medical, Non Medical ,Administrative and Event Volunteers. Experience is not necessary or required for our volunteer positions. We will introduce you to our Clinic and train you!

We are grateful for your generosity of donation of time and expertise. We value your support !!

Your Time, Their Lifeline: Volunteer Today to Heal, Hope, and Make a Difference!


Are you a compassionate physician looking to give back to the community and make a meaningful impact on the lives of those in need?

We invite you to become a vital part of our team at Shifa Free Clinic, where your expertise can bring hope and healing to underserved individuals.

By volunteering your time and skills, you’ll not only provide essential medical care but also foster a sense of community and wellness for those who rely on us.

Join us today, and together, let’s create a healthier, brighter future for all.


Our Pre Med students get hands-on clinical experience that allows you to kickstart your careers in medicine and healthcare administration. Many of our pre-med college student volunteers are currently studying for the MCAT and working on their medical school applications!

We are delighted to help you by giving you the experiences through volunteering that will help to prepare you for any future endeavor.


  • Assist with checking-in and fulfilling orders for our food pantry clients
  • Help with stocking, organizing and making food boxes for our clients
  • Engage with diverse populations and contribute to impactful projects
  • Develop valuable skills in communication, teamwork, and community engagement.
    Receive credits toward school or work organization volunteer program




If you are a  nurse, nurse practitioner, optometrist, physician assistant looking for meaningful impact. Join Us!

As a medical volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to make a profound impact, engage with the community, enhance your professional skills, and enjoy flexible volunteering options that suit your schedule. 

Together, we can create a healthier, happier future for all.

Be the Change: Join Us as an Event Volunteer

Are you ready to make a positive impact on your community?

Become an event volunteer with us and be a part of something truly special. From health fairs and giveaways to food distribution events, there are plenty of opportunities to lend a helping hand, typically occurring every 2-3 months.

Your assistance will go a long way in meeting the needs of our community. Plus, if you’re bilingual and can provide Spanish translation help during events, your contribution will be immensely valued.

Join our dedicated team and let’s work together to create a stronger, more vibrant community for everyone.

Voices of Impact

Volunteer spot lights

Pip’s journey has inspired our community. She ran a marathon to raise nearly $3,000 for Shifa Clinic, embodying the power of determination and community support. Beyond fundraising, Pip continues to give her time and energy to various initiatives, reminding us of the potential for unity and generosity, even in the face of adversity. We are grateful to have Pip in our community, and her commitment to making the world better is a true source of inspiration.

   Pip Palmer’s story is a testament to resilience,                generosity, and the unyielding human spirit:

        Breast cancer survivor and a tireless volunteer.

“I see those who work at Shifa and Volunteer as one family. We all come from different backgrounds, faiths, even nationalities and it gels together to support people in need. However we also learn from each other because of our differences. Volunteering at Shifa widens my view of the world and exposes me to the power of humankind and the rich diversity of individuals we are amongst.

At some places you can stand around feeling like a spare part with little to do. At Shifa if they need help they will ask you, they will show you what is needed and let you get on and provide it. You feel useful and helpful in a practical way. In addition you ALWAYS get thanked for your time and feel welcomed and appreciated.”

                Pip Palmer


“Volunteering with SHIFA is an honor and I am grateful to be a small part of the work there. It has given me greater insight into our community and the needs that exist here. Working with people who have such passion for their work is an awesome opportunity for any volunteer. Staff is always so grateful for your time and help and you know as you watch the faces of those you are helping you are making a difference.”

                    Susan Taylor


Champion Volunteer & Generous Donor: 

       Making a Difference Together

Susan Taylor is an exceptional and dedicated volunteer who has been a pillar of support in our community. Her commitment to addressing child hunger prevention is truly commendable. Susan not only assembles and delivers supplies to children in need of weekend meals at Pinehurst Elementary School but has also been a consistent financial contributor to sustain the program over the years. In addition to her generosity, Susan volunteers her time to deliver food to other families in need on a monthly basis and supports community events through both her time and financial contributions. Her selflessness and unwavering dedication to serving the community make her a remarkable individual, always ready to provide the support needed.


Can't Volunteer at the Clinic? Here Are Ways You Can Still Make a Difference


Hello! I’m Meredith Sussman, your Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator at ICNA Relief Shifa Free Clinic of Charleston.

I’m thrilled to extend a warm welcome to all our amazing volunteers. With a background in Geography and Political Science from West Virginia University and an Associate’s Degree in Human Services from Trident Technical College, I’ve proudly called Charleston home for a decade.

My passion lies in promoting health equity and building stronger communities through non-profit outreach.

Together, we’ll make a difference in the lives of our patients and fulfill the mission of Shifa Clinic. I can’t wait to work alongside our dedicated volunteers and collaborate with our valued partners. Let’s embark on this rewarding journey together!

You can reach me at my email or my desk at 843-352-4580 ext 2136 during business hours Monday through Friday between 7:30 am to 4 PM