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Question Volunteering or paid externship?

Hi all,

I'm an IMG and am ECFMG certified. Tried desperately to get USCE by applying for may observerships but ended unsuccessful. 1 wk back I contacted a free clinic to be a volunteer and they responded positively but they said that as I'm not licensed to practice in US, my work would be taking history and vitals and presenting it to MD.
Should I join this free clinic (I have home country LORs, no US LORs. So I'll end up with no US LORs as I may not get an LOR from the free clinic) or join some paid externship?

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