Tri City Health Partnership

Tri City Health Partnership is a nonprofit medical and dental clinic that provides free care to qualified individuals who are uninsured and underinsured in Kane County, Illinois.

Medical volunteers may include primary care providers (MD, DO, NP, RN), dentists, dental assistants, and dental hygienists. Specialty physicians who wish to provide consultations by phone or at their office may also join the clinic physician volunteers. These physicians act as consults to the physicians seeing patients at the clinic.

The Night Ministry

The Night Ministry is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that works to provide housing, health care, and human connection to members of the community struggling with poverty or homelessness.

There may be opportunities for healthcare professionals to volunteer on the The Night Ministry’s Health Outreach Bus.

Rockford Rescue Mission

Rockford Rescue Mission’s nonprofit Hope Clinic—located in Rockford, Illinois—has need for volunteer doctor, nurses, and health and wellness teachers.

Old Irving Park Community Clinic

Old Irving Park Community Clinic is a nonprofit, free, volunteer-based primary care and behavioral health care facility located in Chicago.

The clinic is always in need of caring medical and mental health professionals who are looking to give back to the community.

Fenix Family Health Center

Fenix Family Health Center is a nonprofit clinic in Lake County, Illinois, that provides high quality, comprehensive, family healthcare services primarily to low income, Latino/Hispanic people.

Family Health Partnership Clinic

The mission of Family Health Partnership Clinic—a nonprofit clinic located in Crystal Lake, Illinois—is to improve the health status of the community and reduce the negative impact of poor access to care by providing a broad spectrum of services to the underserved with compassion and respect.

Doctors and nurses may serve on a volunteer basis.

Community Health Care Clinic

Community Health Care Clinic is a nonprofit clinic that aims to provide quality health care to the medically underserved population of McLean County, Illinois.

There are volunteer opportunities available for nurses, pharmacists, primary care physicians, and specialty care physicians.

Champaign County Christian Health Center

Champaign County Christian Health Center is Christian, nonprofit health center serving Champaign County, Illinois, by providing holistic, free, and quality healthcare services.

The center has volunteer opportunities for APNs, CNAs, EMTs, LCSWs, LPNs, MDs, MOAs, MSWs, PAs, phlebotomists, and RNs.

Bolingbrook Christian Health Center

Bolingbrook Christian Health Center is a nonprofit organization that serves Bolingbrook, Illinois, by providing Christ-centered, competent, respectful, culturally-sensitive primary care to people with no insurance or other health resources.

As there are no paid positions at Bolingbrook Christian Health Center, there are volunteer opportunities for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, doctors, nurses, nurse-educators, lab techs, medical assistants, and others. 

Avicenna Community Health Center

Avicenna Community Health Center is a nonprofit, free clinic in Champaign Illinois, for people who are uninsured or underinsured.

Volunteer providers make it possible for Avicenna to run and are at the heart and soul of the operation. Nurse practitioners, physicians, and specialists give their time to help patients access quality care.

The Ark

The ARK is a nonprofit organization that provides free social and medical services to help distressed members of Chicago’s Jewish community to return to self-reliance.

Volunteer physicians, dentists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, optometrists, and physical therapists are needed.

The Soldiers Project

The Soldiers Project is a nonprofit, charitable organization that provides free, confidential therapy for post-9/11 veterans and their loved ones in California, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming.

If you are a licensed mental health professional and you’d like to make a difference in the life of a service member and his/her family, please consider volunteering.

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans is an American nonprofit organization whose Stand Down program has become recognized as the most valuable outreach tool to help homeless veterans in the nation today. Volunteers are needed at the two to three-day events that give homeless veterans a secure, community-like retreat to receive healthcare and personal hygiene services, food, clothing, housing, and employment referrals. For a list of upcoming Stand Down events, click here.

Heartland Alliance

Heartland Alliance is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian organization focused on ending poverty through housing, health care, jobs, and justice.

Heartland Alliance’s Marjorie Kovler Center is a treatment program in Chicago devoted to the recovery and healing of individuals, families, and communities affected by torture. Volunteer opportunities are available for physicians, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, physical therapists, massage therapists, dentists, and mental health providers.

Corporation for National and Community Service

Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs.

AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA members are involved through Community Health Corps, a CNCS program that places workers in health centers around the nation to improve access to primary and preventative health care.

Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization that serves children, youth, and families, the formerly incarcerated, homeless people, older adults, people with disabilities, and veterans and focuses on assistance with basic needs, behavioral health, community outreach and development, correctional re-entry services, housing, mental health, senior living and care, and substance abuse.

With 33 offices covering 46 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, Volunteers of America has a number of programs that individuals can volunteer for locally. To see volunteer opportunities in your area, please search for the website of the local office in your state here.

Children of the Night

Children of the Night is dedicated to rescuing America’s children from the ravages of prostitution.

Volunteers may provide their professional services to the Children of the Night shelter home in Van Nuys, California. Additionally, the Children of the Night Without Walls program connects volunteer lawyers, physicians, psychiatrists and other professionals nationwide to provide specialized services sometimes required to permanently remove people from life on the street.

National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics

Interested in volunteering at a local free or charitable clinic? You can search for a clinic near you on the find a clinic page to contact a local clinic directly about volunteer opportunities in your area.

Also, the nonprofit National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics holds one day events called C.A.R.E. Clinics, where uninsured patients receive free medical care and connection to local clinics and additional resources, all of which is able to happen with the help of medical volunteers.

America’s Dentists Care Foundation

America’s Dentists Care Foundation is a nonprofit organization that facilitates the delivery of charitable oral health care to the underserved.

Volunteer dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, xray techs, and other dental professionals can serve at America’s Dentists Care Foundation Missions of Mercy events in their state.

Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals

Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP) is a national network of state-based registries that allows health professionals the opportunity to get their licenses and credentials verified before a disaster happens. The time and expertise of volunteer health professionals is invaluable during a disaster or public health emergency. By registering with ESAR-VHP, your credentials and qualifications will be verified in advance so that you are able to serve on a moment’s notice—within your state and across state lines—to provide needed help during an emergency.


CommunityHealth is a nonprofit organization that aims to deliver comprehensive, high-quality, patient-centered health care at no cost to low-income, uninsured adults in need of a medical home in Chicago, Illinois.

Volunteers needed include dentists, dental hygienists, pharmacists, Polish-speaking mental health providers, ultrasound technicians, dermatologists, physical therapists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, registered dietitians, and rheumatologists.

Volunteers in Medicine

Volunteers in Medicine is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a network of sustainable, free primary healthcare clinics for the uninsured in local communities in the United States.

Retired and practicing physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, dentists, and other medical professionals are the primary providers of care at Volunteers in Medicine clinics. If you are interested in volunteering, please see the directory for a clinic near you or consider starting a clinic.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research.

If you are a physician or other healthcare professional, there are a number of ways you can volunteer in the United States. Please see http://www.pcrm.org/about/volunteer/how-can-i-volunteer for more information regarding volunteering.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics is a nonprofit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Join the more than 90,000 healthcare providers and students worldwide who have volunteered with the Healthy Athletes program. The health expertise volunteers possess spans the complete spectrum of medical disciplines from podiatry to dentistry to traditional sports medicine.

Lawndale Christian Health Center

Lawndale Christian Health Center is a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health of Lawndale and the neighboring communities on Chicago’s West Side.
Specialist physician volunteer opportunities are available.