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.

Volunteers are truly the lifeblood of our clinic, and we are hard at work ensuring the highest quality experience for all those who share their time and talent.

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Updates on Volunteer Program

 

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

Medical Providers
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, dieticians, and rheumatologists
  • We are NOT currently accepting new volunteer RNs or residents not affiliated with one of our established residency programs.

Medical volunteer opportunities at the West Town and Englewood locations

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

Medical/Dental Provider Volunteer Application

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

Dental
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

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

Medical/Dental Provider Volunteer Application

For more information about dental volunteer opportunities, please contact Melissa Mende, Oral Health Manager, at mmende@communityhealth.org.

Non-Medical

All non-medical/clinic volunteers are asked to commit to at least two four-hour shifts per month for at least one year. Shifts are flexible – daytime, evening, and Saturday shifts are available – though we encourage setting up a regular recurring schedule when possible.

At the moment, we are not accepting new non-medical volunteers, with the exception of:

  • Native-speaking Polish interpreters (West Town)
  • Licensed Pharmacy Technicians (West Town)
  • Dental Assistants with at least one year of experience (West Town and Englewood)
  • Trained Phlebotomists or MAs with at least one year of experience (West Town and Englewood)

If you fit into one of the above categories, please email Ava for next steps: azeligson@communityhealth.org. Otherwise, please stay tuned to the site for developments, and thanks for your patience!

Pharmacy
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

At the moment, we are not accepting new Mental Health volunteers.

 

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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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