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Macon Volunteer Clinic Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Ambulatory & Primary Health Care, Health

Mission: Macon Volunteer Clinic provides primary medical, dental, and vision care, as well as medication assistance, to working, uninsured adults who live in Bibb County, GA. All patients live at or below 200% of the Federal Income Level. All services are provided free of charge to our patients.

Results: Since opening our doors on February 18, 2003, the clinic has provided thousands of patient visits to working, uninsured adult Bibb County residents, all at no cost due to the generosity of medical professionals who donate their time and talents. In 2019, we provided 6,615 patient encounters and served 778 patients, an increase of 5% over 2018, who would otherwise have no access to needed health services or medications. The value of services provided to patients was in excess of $1.5 million (per Health Care Bluebook)

Target demographics: working, uninsured adults

Direct beneficiaries per year: 778 patients during 6,615 patient encounters.

Geographic areas served: Bibb County, GA

Programs: primary medical care; dental exams, x-rays, cleanings, restorative services, and extractions; non-narcotic prescription medication assistance; eye exams and prescription eye glasses; GYN services; dermatology services; laboratory analyses; diagnostic testing; x-rays; cancer screenings; breast health services; nutrition counseling; diabetic education and testing supplies (glucometers, lancets, and testing strips); marriage and family therapy; and outpatient surgery. All services are provided free of charge to clinic patients. All MVC patients live at or below 200% of the Federal Income Level.

Community Stories

82 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

At Macon Volunteer Clinic the staff and volunteers are dedicated to filling a need within the community. Hundreds of hard working Bibb County residents are able to receive medical and dental care that would otherwise be unavailable to them. Physicians, nurses, students, and many others come together and volunteer their expertise and time to ensure these patients get the best care.

3

Advisor

Rating: 5

Macon Volunteer Clinic is filled with caring staff, generous volunteers, and hard-working, grateful patients. It is a place working to both fill a community need as well as strengthen the community it serves. If everyone gave of themselves as these volunteers do, showed gratitude like these patients, and cared as much as this staff, our world would be the better for it! Thank you all for doing what you do!

7

Client Served

Rating: 5

MVC is an amazing clinic! They have caring and friendly volunteers that are always happy to help. They truly care for their patients health and safety.

9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at the Macon Volunteer Clinic for a few months. The clinic is essential and one of the best places I have volunteered. The providers are very friendly to the patients and provide quality treatment to patients that are in need of their services.

9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Macon Volunteer Clinic has provided a well-organized and necessary outlet for healthcare for the local Macon community. Great staff and very welcoming atmosphere!

10

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This clinic is staffed with volunteers that you'd think were all getting top pay, by the way they render excellent professional medical services! They are operating a much needed service for the working uninsured, which is a tremendously large and under-served demographic. I praise the staff for their hard work and dedication to the backbone of our community! May God bless them for all they do!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Macon Volunteer Clinic (MVC) is a phenomenal concept! They provide free healthcare to the working- uninsured population of Macon-Bibb County. They do this by having physicians, nurses, dentists, dental assistants, medical assistants, scribes, and students volunteer their time and expertise. MVC provides fantastic education for pre-medical students to get hands on experience in the medical field, while also being involved in your community. They truly care for their patients and volunteers!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a privileged volunteer at Macon Volunteer Clinic, I can attest that this clinic is comprised of the most motivated, selfless, and effective staffs in the state of Georgia, all committed in the single mission of providing health care to the most underserved population of Bibb county. I can always see patients walking out of the clinic smiling and satisfied with the medical care they received. Not only do the clinic staffs do their best to help and serve uninsured patients in the area, the staffs and volunteers have an amazing, friendly relationship amongst themselves, helping and assisting each other whenever possible. I am absolutely confident that anyone who works or volunteers at the clinic will end up having an amazing and fulfilling experience that will permanently impact your view on providing medical care to the underserved.

12

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a volunteer at this free health clinic for working adults without insurance, I see the dedication and personal attention nurses, doctors and dentists provide every week to our patients. This clinic is a shining light in community service and has been since 2003. Highly recommended.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Macon Volunteer Clinic is a little known gem in our community. It is made up of dedicated nurses, doctors, dentists and technicians who give of their time to help others. The clinic serves working people who don't have or cannot afford health insurance. All its services are provided at no cost. It has a small staff to keep the place running efficiently, but the bulk of the professional services come from volunteers. As an administrative volunteer, I have seen the compassion and dedication of our medical/dental teams in action, and I've seen patients who deeply appreciate the help they receive.

12 Lori W.7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a CRNA and have had the privilege of participating in surgeries for Macon Volunteer Clinic. The people I have cared for have been hard working with inadequate to no health care insurance. All of the people I have cared for have been grateful for the help they are provided.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been aware of Macon Volunteer Clinic since the very first discussions of establishing a volunteer clinic here in Macon-Bibb back in 2001 and 2002. It was so inspiring to see the entire community come together to launch a clinic for the working uninsured. It's a testament to the generosity of Macon that it continues to thrive today.

2 Sehar L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Such great service and great people. This organization really makes such a difference in the community.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer one day a week and I am part of the administration team. The entire staff is so attentive to serve the needs of all patients. Everyone I work with is motivated, very organized and it is a very pleasant atmosphere to be part of. The working adults of Bibb County are very fortunate to have a wonderful free clinic to serve all health needs.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome place with an awesome mission. I have loved every second of my time volunteering here. Great staff with equally great attitudes, and all of our patients are beyond thankful for the services we provide to them.

2 Ronchell D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Macon Volunteer Clinic is a community leader and I am proud to be involved in the important service provided to the patients of this clinic.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Through my affiliation with the Macon Volunteer Clinic...I have had the triple advantage of serving as an ob/gyn clinician, patient advocate, and physician mentor/teacher for medical and premedical students. It has been a privilege to support an organization that provides care to people in our county who would otherwise have no access to healthcare. Their commitment to quality care, and collaboration with volunteer medical providers and staff is an outstanding display of synergy.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve seen so many people receive healthcare who are such hard workers but don’t qualify for enough of a subsidy to be able to afford insurance. The doctors and nurses, as well as the Director and staff, run an amazing clinic and are caring and compassionate! This is a much needed service in our city.

2 Anjali P.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a current volunteer at the Macon Volunteer Clinic and I absolutely love everything we stand for and everyone that takes part in helping our community and patients! The best decision I have ever made has definitely been becoming a part of this organization!

3 Corrie J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group of individuals are so willing to go above and beyond for this clinic and the citizens of Macon/Bibb County it serves.

1 Christine179

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer RN and love me some MVC peeps and patients, who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's awesome to see all the medical professional donating their time for the less unfortunate who otherwise wouldn't be able to get the help they need! It's not patient just trying to get something for nothing ... They have been through unfortunate circumstances

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer at the Macon Volunteer Clinic. The Clinic provides access to quality Medical Care to our patients who do not have health insurance at no charge.

2 amberplawson

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Daily they change people's lives. The MVC provides excellent healthcare for the working people of our community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It makes you remember why you do what you do. The patients that come to the volunteer clinic work hard to provide for their families yet are not able to afford the insurance or healthcare they need. Seeing the gratitude these individuals have for the care you provide them is priceless.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for several community clinics in the past but Macon Volunteer Clinic has been the best experience for me and the patients I served. Everyone was friendly and helpful, working as a team. The patients were given great service and education. More than I have seen in some private practice! Excellent job!!!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization and everyone is very caring and sincere in their dedication to their job and especially those they are serving. Very lucky to part of it all.

2 Stephanie207

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a front-desk volunteer at the Macon Volunteer Clinic. Every day I field numerous calls from folks in search of affordable health care. Many do not meet the eligibility requirements of MVC, so the best I can do for them is suggest some alternatives with different requirements. It can be very discouraging to turn away so many people in need. Recently I was telling my husband how heavily this weighs on my mind, and he said, " But don't GOOD things happen at the clinic, too?" That question helped put things in perspective for me.

YES, good thing DO happen at MVC, every day. We have a great many doctors, nurses, and other professionals who give freely of their time to serve those in need. It is heart-warming and beautiful to see. The staff is a group of dedicated, hard-working people whose goal is to provide badly-needed services to a grossly under-served segment of the population. We all wish we could do more, reach more people, and raise awareness about our presence in the community, and those are the goals we reach for.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began volunteering at Macon Volunteer clinic because I love what they do - provide health care for people who are working but simply can't afford health insurance. What I have found since I began volunteering there is that I also love the amazingly kind, committed, and hard-working people who work there. It is a privilege to be a part of something that does so much to serve the community, and a pleasure to work with such great people.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was fortunate to be a clinic coordinator for the medical school that volunteers at this clinic. I saw first-hand many times how dedicated the volunteers were to providing the best care to the patients during our Saturday clinics. I think this clinic meets such a need in the community and is full of people with big hearts! Very professional and caring volunteers

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Everyone who is there WANTS to be there- it's a volunteer clinic.
You won't get such personalized healthcare, such one-on-one care FOR FREE anywhere else
What a great organization to help people stay healthy, happy, and productive members of society!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Macon Volunteer Clinic of Macon, Georgia is an excellent resource for employed but uninsured adults that are in need of quality healthcare. Having volunteered there for the previous eight months, I have been continually impressed with the level of care provided to patients of the clinic by the experienced medical providers that freely give their time to improve the health of our patients. The volunteers and staff of Macon Volunteer Clinic continually show dedication to the mission of improving access to quality healthcare for the medically under-served population of Macon, Georgia.

2 Sean31

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A group of truly caring and wonderful people who go out of their way to help those in need. I always admire their dedication to helping working families receive the treatment that they are unable to afford with today's healthcare system. Their work is of the utmost importance in the times that we live in and I sleep better knowing that there are nonprofits like the MVC who are there for their community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am current medical student, and I have had the privilege to volunteer with MVC as an administrative volunteer, medical assistant, lab assistant, and as a transport volunteer during the surgery clinic. I have seen hundreds of patients, who would otherwise have no access to regular, on-going care, have a place to call their medical home for healthcare, eye care, prescriptions, dentistry, counseling, nutrition education, and referrals. MVC truly loves and gives to the community!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer here with marketing and know several of the staff including the volunteering doctors. This is a top-notch, caring essential component to our community! Excellent care to all those in need!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Macon Volunteer Clinic allowed me and my peers to volunteer in the dental clinic as students. I believe that we all enjoyed the experience. All of the patients seemed very satisfied with their care as a whole. The clinic was organized and well run and maintained.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer here regularly and the people who volunteer are super! Everyone is here to help our patients, who all hold jobs and work hard, but do not make enough money to afford health insurance. Our patients are very grateful for the medical, dental, ophthalmic, and mental health services we provide to them at no cost. Volunteer doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, ophthalmologists, phlebotomists, medical students, college students, as well as support staff (office workers) all come together to help keep our local population healthy and productive. It's a great place to work!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was truly an honor to volunteer at this clinic. It was my first time ever volunteering but it was a rewarding first time. Everyone was so helpful and passionate about helping and volunteering. It made it easy to get into the flow of things. It's good to know that there are people out in the world that still care about other people.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is my second year to volunteer at the Macon Volunteer Clinic and, as we help patients get their papers in order to become eligible for care, I am aware more and more how important the Clinic is to so many people who are working (some more than one job) but not able to pay for health insurance. The clinic is filling a great need in Macon and the volunteers and full-time staff are caring and concerned. The patients are grateful and fortunate to have such wonderful care.

I love working with the volunteers and staff and really appreciate their efforts. The doctors and nurses go above and beyond what is expected to serve their patients.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Is started volunteering at MVC in 2011 after hearing Dr. Hendley speak. I work as RN and I the lab. I participated in the gold tournament . I volunteer 4-6 hrs/week in the medical clinic

1 Con B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They really benefit the local Macon community! There are so many Maconites who are hard workers but are not afforded the opportunity for health insurance; however, they can be seen by doctors at this clinic free of charge.

1 LNDH

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This clinic fills a great need for people unable to afford health care, but who make too much for Medicade.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at the clinic since it opened and have seen the patient's overall health improve.
It is wonderful to volunteer at a place where everyone wants to be there and enjoys what they do. It has been a very rewarding experience.

3 Jasmine18

Former staff

Rating: 5

I was privileged to work for Macon Volunteer Clinic for 2.5 years, and it was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life. MVC is a true gem, a beacon of hope in the dark depths of poverty and sickness, for Bibb County. Because of MVC, residents are able to receive medicine; medical, dental, and eye care; surgeries; mammography services; ultrasounds; and much more...free of charge! Dr. Henley's vision of bringing together the medical community to serve the working uninsured could not have matriculated in a more sincere, caring way.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am Medical assistant volunteer and love working at Macon Volunteer Clinic! The staff is so friendly and truly cares about the patients. Local Underprivileged people in Macon who have a job are able use these servicesatno cost!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful and caring staff that are passionate and work hard to deliver the best quality care to their patients!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A much needed resource in the Macon community, staffed by caring and compassionate physicians and staff.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

re: Macon Volunteer Clinic, Rogers Ave, Macon, Ga: I voluteer as a neurologist. My experience has been tremendously positive. It fills such a huge need and the staff are superb - Dr. Lynn Denny is terrific. The team has been able to get a strong array of benefactors and staff volunteers (able to offer basic dental, ophthalmology, gynecology, hematology, some ortho and general surgery) - Stella Tsai

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

this clinic fills the difficult gap in the medical care for people in Macon who have no employer based insurance, no subsidy/unable to afford insurance thru the ACA or otherwise; it helps these people who are trying to get their lives right in their health and financial spheres (S.I.Tsai)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Super staff and caring professionals

Positive attitudes and desire to help

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have only been at the clinic for a short period of time, but absolutely love every second of my time here. It doesn't take long to realize what a great group of people the clinic has. Not only are volunteers and the staff here friendly, but so are the patients. It is such a rewarding and wonderful feeling to know that I am a part of something that is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve. Macon Volunteer Clinic is hands down the best place to work, and in my opinion, one of the GREATEST non-profits in the community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am pleased to be involved with such a caring and worthwhile organization. I know the services that the Volunteer Clinic provide are often critical to the health of the patients, and the attention and care demonstrated by the staff and the volunteers are filling a real need in our community. There are too many people who "fall through the cracks" in our current health system. The clinic is providing what it can, and it also works to refer any patients who are not eligible to receive services at the clinic to the appropriate organizations/services.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

After my wife died of lung cancer in June of 2013 I was left with a large amount of medical supplies and medications still in the blister packs. My sister-in-law suggested I donate them to the Macon Volunteer clinic. They were happy to see me when I walked through the door laden down with medical supplies. Took three trips to empty my SUV. Six months later while I was twiddling my thumbs trying to figure out what to do with my time now that I was retired, I remembered the Macon Volunteer Clinic. Now I volunteer one afternoon a week, greet people when they come through the door, answer the phone, take messages and what ever else they ask of me. They are a great group of cheerful, friendly and happy people who provide a needed service to the community. For those who are working but cannot afford insurance, this is the place to come. I am proud to be a volunteer here. Oh, and I spread the word about the clinic to those who might need it.
Marshall Moorman, Macon, Georgia

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

THIS IS THE BEST VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE I HAVE HAD AND I HAVE VOLUNTEERED FOR A NUMBER OF NONPROFITS FOR THEVPAST 15 YEARS. OUR DOCTORS ARE SO DEDICATED TO THEIR PATIENTS, THE PAID STAFF Members aRE EXTREMELY CCOMPETENT AND ALL VOLUNTEERS UNDERSTAND THE VITAL WORK PERFORMED FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNDERSERVED BY THE TRADITIONAL MEDICAL SYSTEM..

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am privileged to be a volunteer at the Macon Volunteer Clinic. Over time I have gotten to know most of volunteers. They exhibit a true interest in giving access to health care to those who don't have it. Our patients are hardworking men and women. They have told me many times that being able to see a doctor when they're sick is a great comfort. I feel the Macon Volunteer Clinic provides a welcome service to our community.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Every time I visit the clinic I see the difference it makes in people's lives. It is an inspiration to see the staff and volunteers using their skills to help others. Who wouldn't want to be a part of that?

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering at MVC to bolster my application to graduate school, but I soon found myself looking forward to my days spent helping the clinic because of all the smiling faces and the friendly atmosphere. I love everything about this place, and even now that my applications are complete I'm continuing to volunteer because MVC has come to mean so much to me.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been associated with the non-profit world for almost 20 years since beginning my professional career in the mid 1990's. Healthcare, by far, has been the most impactful as far as giving back to my own local community and lending a helping hand to those less fortunate. What a great feeling to have, knowing you're a part of a team that is making a difference, a life-changing impact in many cases, to those who need, and deserve quality healthcare provided to them. To see the patient(s) improving with each visit is heart-warming, inspiring and so moving! Hearing patients tell the volunteer team that without the help and services provided by the clinic their outcome may have led them to painful suffering, incurable disease or even death...you can't help but feel privileged to serve others and proud to be a part of such a great team of physicians, nurses and office staff that is dedicated and determined to make a difference. Together we CAN move mountains and change lives for the better!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently began volunteering at the Macon Volunteer Clinic. I have had family members volunteer there for the past eight years and everything they told me was true - the clinic is truly an amazing place to volunteer. The staff is incredibly friendly and there is always something for the volunteers to do. The clinic says that it could not operate without the volunteers and they treat us just like that. We are made to feel like an indispensable part of the clinic. They are overjoyed to work with your schedule and you are met with a smile every time you walk through the door. It is one of the most rewarding places I've volunteered. Not only is it welcoming, fun, and accommodating, but the knowledge that my volunteering helps the Macon community is the icing on the cake.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently started volunteering at the Macon Volunteer Clinic and look forward to it each week. The staff have made me feel at home from minute 1. They provide plenty of support but trust the volunteers to do a great job which creates a fantastic environment. I am preparing to enter the medical field myself and I am positive this experience will prove invaluable to me for the rest of my career. I plan on staying active with the organization as long as possible.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have just recently began volunteering at the Macon Volunteer Clinic. The staff and physicians are so willing to do anything possible to help the patients. The clinic is an incredible asset to this community being it allows patients to receive the medical care that they so desperately need. The Macon Volunteer Clinic helps prolong and better the lives of the citizens of Macon. The office is very well organized and and I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to help my community as a volunteer at the clinic.

Rita20

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I am thrilled to be a part of Volunteer Macon Clinic. This is a wonderful opportunity for me to get some training and assist in helping people in the neighborhood get the service that they need. The staff really makes you feel special.

Amanda67

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Macon clinic is full of caring people who give their time for the betterment of the community. The environment is friendly and more than willing to accommodate all patient needs. Macon is lucky to have this organization!

Sunny5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started to volunteer at Macon Volunteer Clinic while completing my Master's at Mercer University School of Medicine and experienced a great deal of satisfaction from my time working at the clinic. I began in the capacity as a member of the committee to plan the Macon Volunteer Clinic's 10 year anniversary events and had such a great experience I decided to dedicate one day a week to volunteering at the clinic's front office. I built personal relationships with the staff since they treated volunteers like they were family and always appreciated all that we did, even though it was little in comparison to their everyday contribution. The doctors were always willing to answer questions and very friendly, and obviously proved to be full of care since they were also volunteers. It was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone that wants to see how amazing it is to help the people in a community and how much they appreciate it. Macon Volunteer Clinic is a great place to spend time volunteering and helping the community of Bibb county that work hard but can't afford the high costs of healthcare.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The staff and the volunteers are the most gracious people to work with. They make you feel like you are an important part of the team. Every time I am there it's a very pleasant and rewarding experience.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a high school student, I am required to volunteer in the community. I chose Macon Volunteer Clinic based on recommendations from friends. I've worked in the garden, restocked shelves, and helped with mailings. The patients and the staff are really nice people. I'm not in the exam rooms curing patients, but I feel like I'm doing something good to help people.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at the Macon Volunteer Clinic for a few months now. To me, the clinic is more than just a facility but rather a place to go to feel better and be welcomed. The staff at the clinic are caring and create a family environment for everyone, including volunteers and patients.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked as a volunteer for several years. This facility is more than just a clinic, it is a caring place when good medicine is practiced by a group of friendly and thoughtful people.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked at MVC as a physician volunteer for about 10 years. Through my work there, I have met some of my most grateful patients, and some of the most gracious healthcare workers in our city. I sometimes feel frustrated that I am not aware of where things are or how patients are referred for this or that problem, but the positives generally outweigh my frustrations, and I continue to go back. Since I work in a system that limits my ability to 'give away' my services, and I feel a moral obligation to give back to my community, the MVC offers me the chance to do something professionally without charging for it. I need that opportunity; it makes me a better person. I would challenge all of my colleagues in medicine to do something like this, and I recognize the opportunities abound outside the MVC.