Healing the Children Illinois-Indiana

Healing the Children Illinois-Indiana is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that provides critical and life-changing medical attention to needy children from around the world. Healing the Children needs doctors and hospitals who are willing to donate their services.

American Dental Association

Through the nonprofit ADA Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile program, launched nationally by the American Dental Association in 2003, more than five million underserved children have received free oral health services. These free services are provided by approximately 10,000 dentists annually, along with 30,000 other dental team members. Please look for an opportunity to serve in your state.

Give an Hour

Give an Hour, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, was founded to provide free and confidential mental health services to military veterans and their loved ones.

Give an Hour’s network has licensed mental health professionals located in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam who have donated mental health services. Volunteers may be psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists, drug and alcohol counselors, pastoral counselors, and other professional counselors.

People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture

The People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture is a rapidly-growing cooperative of people involved in the community acupuncture movement: acupuncturists, patients, clinics, and supportive organizations. If you wish to volunteer, you can search for a clinic to serve at within many areas of North America.

Center for Healing and Hope

The Center for Healing and Hope, a nonprofit organization, provides access to affordable healthcare services for the uninsured in Goshen, Indiana, through committed volunteers from church and community. 

There are volunteer opportunities for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and medical assistants.

Dental Lifeline Network

Dental Lifeline Network is a national nonprofit organization that provides access to dental care and education for Americans who cannot afford it and have a permanent disability or are elderly or are medically fragile.

Through Dental Lifeline Network’s flagship program, Donated Dental Services, dental care is provided through a national network of volunteer dentists and volunteer laboratories. The program needs volunteer dentists and laboratories nationwide but needs vary somewhat from state to state and even within a state.

Physicians for Human Rights

The Asylum Network at Physicians for Human Rights consists of over 400 health professionals throughout the United States who offer pro bono forensic evaluations to document evidence of torture and other human rights abuses for immigrants fleeing persecution in their home countries. Physicians for Human Rights is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City with offices in Boston, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C.

Adventist Community Services

Adventist Community Services (ACS) is a humanitarian agency for the Adventist Church in the United States and Bermuda that focuses on touching hearts and transforming communities. ACS is made up of hundreds of thousands of people who come together and make a difference in their communities.

American Academy of Ophthalmology

EyeCare America, the public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, provides eye care at no out-of-pocket cost to those who qualify.

See more about volunteering in your state via this link.

AAD’s SPOTme Skin Cancer Screening

Demonstrate your commitment to protecting your community by volunteering for one of the American Acadmy of Dermatology’s SPOTme skin cancer screening program events in your state.

AAD’s AccessDerm

AccessDerm is an American Academy of Dermatology-sponsored teledermatology program that allows dermatologists to provide care to underserved populations in the United States. By participating in the program, which aspires to be national but currently exists in 16 states, members and residents can consult remotely on dermatology cases in the state they are licensed.

Indian Health Service

The Indian Health Service is a federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive healthcare services to nearly two million American Indians and Alaskan Natives across Alaska, Arizona, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin.

USA Swimming

USA Swimming is a nonprofit 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events, and education.

National volunteer opportunities are possible for medical practitioners such as physicians, athletic trainers, massage therapists, physical therapists, and chiropractors.

Maven Project

The Maven Project is a nonprofit organization that is building a national network of volunteer medical school alumni to address the escalating medical needs of vulnerable U.S. populations. Semi-retired, newly retired, and other physicians are an untapped resource of medical volunteers who—when paired with telemedicine technology—can remotely provide unavailable medical services to our growing underserved populations.

The Maven Project has needs for volunteers who are licensed in Massachusetts and California now; physicians licensed in other states with an interest in volunteering in the near future; medical schools or alumni associations interested in participating; FQHCs, free clinics, or other community health centers or programs interested in participating in the near future.

Muscular Dystrophy Association Camp

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is fighting to free individuals—and the families who love them—from the devastating effects of muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related life-threatening diseases, so they can live longer and grow stronger.

Please contact the association about opportunities to help make a difference in the life of a child as volunteer medical staff at a Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp in your state.

CHAMP Camp

Located in Martinsville, Indiana, the nonprofit CHAMP Camp provides a week-long, summer camp experience for children and adolescents with tracheostomies and those who require technological respiratory assistance.

Many of the volunteer counselors are nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, teachers, and physicians.

Race Guards

Race Guards is a nonprofit organization that provides in-race first aid for athletic events throughout the United States with a focus on running and cycling races, triathlons, and endurance events.

Medical volunteers are a part of Race Guards.

Camp Hendon

Camp Hendon is a nonprofit, all-volunteer camp for children with diabetes in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Volunteer medical professionals (MD, NP, PA, RN, RD, CDE, RPh, etc.) are needed.

Grace on Wings

Grace On Wings is a charitable organization that provides air ambulance services within the United States and is based out of the Indianapolis International Airport.

Grace on Wings needs medical volunteers to effectively serve patients.

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.

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.

Wheeler Mission Ministries

Wheeler Mission Ministries is a nonprofit organization that helps the homeless in Indiana. Wheeler is the oldest continuously operating ministry of its kind in the state of Indiana.

Healthcare volunteers are needed at the medical and dental clinics.

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.