Recruitment of health professionals is based on the specified needs of participating clinics. We actively market volunteer opportunities to physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists,, social workers and mental health professionals ages 55 plus. Direct mail, paid advertising, the Web, and strategic partnerships are used to reach out to prospective volunteers in our select markets.
Those interested can visit the "volunteer" area of our website to register their interests. In order to find the best match for each person's skills and expectations, TAP-IN's Volunteer Engagement Specialists work directly with clinicians to place them in a nearby participating free clinic.
TAP-IN's services are offered free of charge to participating clinics.
TAP-IN was created to connect seasoned healthcare professionals with opportunities for purposeful civic engagement, with an initial focus on tapping-into this wonderful resource to donate their time in service to the uninsured in many of the nations free clinics.
This innovative program reaches out to the hundreds of thousands of physicians, nurses, dentists and other health professionals who have chosen to leave behind their paid careers, but not their professional values or passions.
The nation's free clinics are an increasingly important part of the safety net for the uninsured, and are staffed predominantly by volunteers. Tapping into a national treasure of experienced clinicians to meet this important need is at the core of the TAP-IN mission.
We are currently operational in select metropolitan areas of North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Texas and Ohio.