Join Us In Making a Difference in Our Community

Maliheh Volunteers 2019


The work of the Maliheh Free Clinic depends on the dedicated professionals who donate their time and talent. The clinic allows them to participate in community service without the red tape of traditional healthcare. We need Doctors, Dentists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, MAs, Radiologists, and other Health Care Professionals to participate with us in improving access to health care in our community. Please join us in making a difference in our community. Give the gift of your TIME!

Attention MDs, DOs, PAs, or NPs: do not fill out online application, please contact our Medical Provider Liaison directly at the contact information below.

Nicole Mohr, Medical Provider Liaison
801-266-3700 ext. 108


Maliheh Free Clinic serves patients from diverse backgrounds, many of whom need assistance with communication. Our greatest need is for Spanish interpreters. As an interpreter, you can make a significant lasting difference in the life and health of our patients by allowing them to communicate with our team of health care professionals. If you are bilingual in English and Spanish, please volunteer your skills to the Maliheh Free Clinic. We provide specialized training to our interpreters on medical terminology and protocols.


Every year, hundreds of students and community members volunteer at the Maliheh Free Clinic, giving them an opportunity to perform valuable community service while gaining practical, hands-on training in health care. Opportunities for volunteer service at Maliheh include – patient technicians, nurses, Spanish interpreters, resource access, medication assistance, general office assistance, and trainer/leadership positions.


Mason Lunceford
801-266-3700 Ext 207
941 East 3300 South Salt Lake City, Utah 84106

Medical Provider Liaison

Nicole Mohr
801-266-3700 Ext 108
941 East 3300 South Salt Lake City, Utah 84106



Do I need to be a doctor to volunteer?

NO – we love our volunteers with many backgrounds from all over the community. We need nurses, interpreters, CNA’s, EMT’s, social workers, dentists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and others. This includes retired folks and high school students; individuals and groups. There is always plenty of work to do!

The community at large is invaluable to Maliheh Free Clinic. Whether it is providing administrative support, helping as a translator, reading to children while they are waiting for a doctor, providing minor building repairs such as replacing burned out light bulbs, we always have the need for volunteers. If you feel you could help in some small way, please contact us.

What are the qualifications to be an interpreter?

To be an interpreter at the Clinic you need to be fluent in both English and Spanish. Our only dedicated interpreter shifts are for Spanish interpreters, but we welcome any other languages as we might reach out to you for specific patient visits. You don’t need to know medical terminology – we can provide you with tools to help with that. If you aren’t sure your language skills are up to par, we can still use your abilities to help answer phones and make reminder calls to patients while you get more comfortable with your second language.

What is the training like at the Maliheh Free Clinic?

On your first day at the clinic, you’ll receive an orientation that will fill you in on all our general policies, introduce you to our key staff, help you learn where things are and introduce you to our systems. Then you will receive several days working with a trainer in your specific job, making sure you are familiar with everything you need to know to be effective. We’ll also inform you about make you aware of our ongoing, regular training opportunities.

Can I get school credit/internship hours at the clinic?

Yes. Students are also an important part of our clinic and provide a much needed service. We accept students that are currently enrolled in both undergraduate and graduate nursing programs, physician assistant programs, as well as medical students. Our physicians enjoy working with students who have a desire to serve those in need. Please work through your school to arrange for these kinds of experiences.

We offer numerous volunteer opportunities for undergraduate students. Depending on their specific abilities and backgrounds, they may be asked to help triage patients, work in our Patient Assistance Program to obtain needed prescriptions for patients or help in our office. There are also a number of other projects that students work on throughout the clinic in order to improve patient care.

How often do I need to volunteer?

We ask that you volunteer at least twice monthly (a total of eight hours) to stay up to date on procedures at Maliheh. You select the shifts depending on your availability. Some volunteer positions require a more regular commitment because of the amount of training necessary for you to be successful. Our Volunteer Coordinator can help you determine the best match for your skills and schedule.


We are always looking for trained medical professionals who are willing to donate their time and expertise in our clinic. Although primary care is our main focus, specialty care is also a very important part of the clinic and greatly enhances the level of care that we are able to provide to our patients. If you are either a primary care practitioner or a specialty care physician, we would love to meet you and figure out the most effective way to utilize your services.


What kind of schedule will I need to work?

You’ll set your own schedule. Many of our medical providers volunteer weekly, but you tell us when you want to volunteer and we will work with your schedule. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday, 9am – 4pm and Wednesday evenings until 8pm.

How many patients will I see?

You’ll tell us how many patients you would like to see. There are no billable hours to worry about, so you will have the opportunity to spend quality time with each of your patients without the pressure of reimbursement requirements.

Do I need to learn your billing and coding requirements?

As a free clinic, we don’t take patients with insurance – this means no billing, no coding, no insurance companies to deal with – just pure medicine.

What happens with my patients between my volunteer shifts?

The Maliheh Free Clinic has a physician/medical director who is responsible for follow up on labs and test results and who makes sure that medical services are available to your patient between your volunteer days.

What about my co-workers?

You’ll be working with a wonderful team of volunteer medical providers, both primary care and specialists. It’s fun to work with and learn from each other in a friendly, informal setting. There are volunteer nurses, interpreters, patient techs, office staff and others who are all here for the right reasons. No grouchy co-workers – people are here because they want to make a difference.

What about malpractice insurance?

As a volunteer medical provider at the Maliheh Free Clinic you receive malpractice/liability protection in 2 ways:

  1. Maliheh Free Clinic is deemed eligible under the Federal Torte Claims Act (FTCA).  If a health center or free clinic is deemed eligible by FTCA, health professionals at the clinic can receive free malpractice protection under FTCA. This means any claims made against health professionals at the clinic must proceed through the federal government, and the federal government acts as the primary insurer. Read more here.
  2. Utah’s Good Samaritan Law, see link for information on “Medical Providers Immunity from Liability Act” here.

Will I have access to labs, diagnostic testing and other necessary resources to provide appropriate care for my patients?

At the Maliheh Free Clinic, we have access to full service labs, on-site X-ray and Ultrasound as well as to most specialty providers. All these are provided at no cost to the patient. Other radiology testing and specialty consults are available through Intermountain Healthcare at a minimal cost to the patient. Volunteers help your patients navigate the system to make sure they have access to all necessary testing.

How do my patients get access to medication?

Patient Assistance program volunteers will help your patients get access to no-cost medication through pharmaceutical manufacturers.