EVMS HOPES Student-Run Free Clinic

Quick Links:


If you are interested in volunteering, please see the directions below.

HOPES Staff List/emails: LINK

How to Volunteer at HOPES:

1. Click here to fill out the HOPES Volunteer Registration Form. You will receive email confirmation of your submission.

2. Wait for an email giving you access to sign up for the day of your choosing. Sign-ups take place on a first-come, first-served basis. You will receive confirmation once your date is locked in.

3. Can't make your shift? Please fill out a Shift Conflict Form. Tell us the Sunday before your shift.

Directions to HOPES:

The clinic is located in the Norfolk Public Health building at the following street address:

830 Southampton Avenue

Norfolk, VA 23510


Special Reminders:

  • Front Desk volunteers should arrive by 5:30 PM and bring a computer.

  • Junior and Senior Clinicians should arrive by 5:45 PM.

Notice: You are guaranteed at least one shift for the academic year.


Questions?  Email the HOPES Student Relations team at: 



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HOPES in the news...



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with Susan Girois, MD, Norfolk Community Services Board

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HOPES Staff Application

All EVMS students are welcome to apply to serve on HOPES staff.

Click on this link to apply.

Before you apply, please read the staff position descriptions in this link.

BOD Application: LINK

Staff/Leadership Application: LINK


Email us at hopes4students@googlegroups.com if you have any questions.



Health Outreach Partnership of EVMS Students
We are a student organization that runs a free clinic for the underserved population of Norfolk. We see uninsured patients of Norfolk on an appointment-only basis with attending physician supervision. Being student-run means that we rely completely on students to help us staff and run the clinic--both in and out of clinical hours.


When: Every Thursday and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6-9pm

Where: Norfolk Public Health Building

The clinic is open over spring break and summer break.

We are closed for:

1. Major holidays, such as July 4

2. Thanksgiving week

3. Two weeks during Winter Break


How to Volunteer

We host Info Sessions (at least once each semester) to introduce new students to the clinic format. HOPES requires volunteers to attend an info session, where we walk you through how the clinic works.

To get a Junior Clinician, Front Desk, or join Staff at HOPES:

1. Attend an info session

2. Wait for a email to sign up a shift

3. If you have a shift, treat it like a required class session.  You are representing EVMS

Senior Clinicians - Students in MD/PA programs, who have started clinical rotations, can work as senior clinicians.  

Junior Clinicians - MD/PA students can work as junior clinicians after passing their clinical skills assessment for History Taking and Core Physician Exam. (2nd semester for MD students and 3rd semester for PA students). We will notify those students when they become eligible.

Front Desk - All students are welcome.


We also frequently have projects, in and out of the clinic, for which we separately recruit volunteers from all EVMS programs.



  • Students: Please contact Student Relations Team Leads, Ryan Harris and Emmanuel Marfo

  • Community: Please contact our medical director, Dr. Amanda Gibson 

  • Volunteer Physicians: Please email hopes@evms.edu

  • Faculty: Please contact our medical director, Dr. Amanda Gibson 


Our medical director is Dr. Amanda Gibson

Page Manager: hopes4students@googlegroups.com