Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers are critical in helping clinicians deliver hope and health to Clinic patients. With so many options, you’re sure to find one that fits your interests, time, and skills.

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Volunteer Checklist

Volunteers must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Review and sign our volunteer guidelines and complete a volunteer application.
  • Maintain a high level of compassion and understanding, treat all patients with respect and courtesy, and maintain professional conduct and appearance.
  • Consent to an interview and provide a resume as well as two professional references.

For more information and to submit required documents, please email [email protected].

Administrative and Clerical Volunteers

Office Support
Front office assistants perform a variety of duties. Responsibilities include answering the phone, retrieving messages and returning calls, registering and checking out patients, scheduling patient appointments and eligibility screenings, and releasing and requesting medical records from hospitals, other providers, attorneys, and the Department of Social Services. Please note: office support volunteers must be Spanish-speaking.

Spanish Interpreters
About 75 percent of Cook Community Clinic’s patients are Spanish-speaking. It’s essential that Clinic providers and patients be able to communicate clearly, and volunteers fluent in Spanish serve the vital role of translator during medical visits.

Student Volunteers
The clinic offers students from local colleges and universities an opportunity to learn more about working in the medical field by volunteering in the summer or a semester.

Special Project Volunteers
Clinic fundraisers and special events are ideal for volunteers who want to be part of our mission but may not be able to donate time consistently or over an extended period.

Clinical Volunteers

Volunteer clinicians are the foundation of Cook Community Clinic; without them, we couldn’t offer care to uninsured members of our community. If you’re a healthcare professional, we invite you to join the more than 30 doctors, advanced practice providers and nurses who volunteer their services. Give a little time or give a lot of time—we want you!

Clinical volunteers must:

  • Provide documented, portable malpractice insurance or apply for malpractice coverage from the federal government through the Federal Tort Claims Act (where applicable).
  • Complete an application and provide a resume/CV.
  • Show a current photo ID.
  • Provide a record of TB skin test results (within the past two years) and Hepatitis B immunization.
  • Provide current licenses/board certifications.

Dental Volunteers

As part of the Clinic’s recent expansion, we now provide onsite dental care for our patients. We welcome dental and support staff volunteers into this area of our healthcare offerings.

Dental Professionals
Active dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants are all needed! Shifts are typically three to four hours, and you can volunteer as often as you’d like. All levels of commitment are greatly appreciated. Dentists must have a license in good standing and malpractice insurance/coverage; hygienists must have a license in good standing.

We want to make our patient’s dental experiences as comfortable and successful as possible. Fluent Spanish speakers who can serve as translators for the roughly 75 percent of patients who are Spanish-speakers are invaluable to the process.

For more information, contact us at [email protected].


About two years ago, I was in need of healthcare and I did not have health insurance…I did my research and realized Cook Community Clinic was close to my house so I called immediately. The staff treated me so kindly and I felt like I was in a private health care office. My health needs were treated by awesome physicians and since then I have been telling others. Times are hard these days, but a person’s health should not be compromised.
~ Eure

I came to the clinic in 2013. My sugar was way out of whack, now it’s the best I’ve ever seen it. I love Lake Norman and all of the people are wonderful.

~ Melvin W.

I didn’t know what to expect from the clinic, but was very pleasantly surprised at the friendly and caring atmosphere. It was so wonderful to be treated in such a respectful and dignified way. Large hospitals and other health facilities should take a lesson from Cook Community Clinic!

~ Clanese A.

I arrived for my appointment and everyone at the Clinic was so nice. The nurse practitioner and the other nurses always talked with me, made me laugh, and most of all gave me hope.

~ Anonymous
The clinic is not a patient mill, rather it is a place where the patient has the time to talk about current issues and the clinical staff is able to guide you to the right path. As my time as a patient at CCC comes to an end, I am only hopeful that I can receive this kind of care going forward.
~ Lee

The programs offered by this clinic have not only changed my life, but they have impacted those around me who I love and care about. I feel confident about fighting diabetes, and with the team at CCC supporting me, I feel stronger and more educated.

~ Anonymous
Cook Community Clinic is a place of hope. It is knowing that when I come here, regardless of what money I have in my pocket, I’m not going to be turned away.”

During my time as a translator and patient at Cook Community Clinic, I was able to witness the love that the clinic puts toward the patients. The clinic is personalized and intimate in this way. It is like family.

~ Anonymous

I am grateful and thankful for all the services you have provided for me in such a difficult time in my life. I will continue to have HOPE!

~ Anonymous

Cook Community Clinic has been an answer to years’ worth of prayers. I never thought I would be able to live my life without feeling pain. Thank God for all the wonderful people who make this clinic possible.

~ Anonymous
I am so glad I was introduced to Cook Community Clinic in 2011. I had no insurance coverage and I got the same treatment as if I was a million dollar patient. The atmosphere is awesome with such wonderful staff from the front desk to nurses and Doctors. I feel real good about this clinic.
~ Patricia D.