Volunteer Opportunities at CommunityHealth

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CommunityHealth volunteers have the chance to make a profound impact in a patient-focused environment. Volunteers are welcome at both of our Chicago locations — West Town (2611 W. Chicago Ave.) and Englewood  (641 W. 63rd St.). We offer a manageable time commitment – usually a minimum of one four-hour shift per month, except as noted below – with flexible scheduling. We also recognize our volunteers with awards and events.

For more information about medical or non-medical volunteer opportunities, please contact Ava Zeligson, Manager of Volunteer Services at azeligson@communityhealth.org.

For more information about dental volunteer opportunities, please contact Melissa Mende, Oral Health Manager, at (773) 969-5934 or mmende@communityhealth.org.

Please click on each of the tabs below to see our volunteer opportunities.

CommunityHealth provides primary care, dental care, and more than 20 specialty services. Volunteer physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants help address a variety of patient needs.

  • Currently, we are in particular need of the following specialists: dermatologists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, physical therapists, podiatrists, primary care providers (MD, DO, PA, NP), rheumatologists, and ultrasound technicians.

Medical volunteer opportunities at the West Town and Englewood locations

Volunteer dentists and dental hygienists work in CommunityHealth’s comprehensive Oral Health program and provide much-needed basic prophylactic and restorative dental care to our patients in a state-of-the-art facility.

Dental Volunteer Opportunities at the West Town and Englewood Locations

Nonmedical volunteers are essential to clinic operations. Front-desk volunteers, interpreters, and health educators are just a few of the opportunities available.

  • Minimum time commitment: two four-hour shifts per month for one year.
  • Currently, we have a particular need for Spanish and Polish interpreters.

Clinic volunteer opportunities at the Englewood location
Clinic volunteer opportunities at the West Town location

The CommunityHealth MedAccess pharmacy fills prescriptions for uninsured, low-income patients seen at the health center and other clinics across the city. The pharmacy utilizes a formulary based on donated brand-name medications from pharmaceutical companies, plus stock generic medications.

Pharmacy volunteer opportunities

Mental Health Professional
CommunityHealth provides a variety of psychiatric, counseling, and mental health services to patients. Volunteer psychiatrists and counselors (LCSW, LCPC, and clinical psychologists) allow our clinics to evaluate and serve the mental and emotional needs of our diverse patient population.

Mental health volunteer opportunities at the Englewood location
Mental health volunteer opportunities at the West Town location

The first step in becoming a CommunityHealth volunteer is to submit an application. Please complete the appropriate form and the Manager of Clinic Resources and Volunteer Services, will contact you. 

Clinic (Non-Medical) Volunteer Application
Medical/Dental Provider Volunteer Application

Note: All volunteer applicants are screened through the Office of the Inspector General Exclusions Program and the Excluded Parties System List.  Any volunteers for which professional licensure is required will be screened through the Illinois Department of Professional Regulations. Our health centers operate in compliance with the Illinois Good Samaritan Act.  Per the state statute, with the exception of willful or wanton misconduct, all volunteer licensed medical/dental professionals are exempt from medical liability.

Learn more about volunteering at CommunityHealth.

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