Volunteer Opportunities - U.S. and International


Guidelines for Providing Patient Care

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC): Guidelines for Premedical and Medical Students Providing Patient Care During Clinical Experiences Abroad >>

American Dental Education Association (ADEA): Guidelines for Predental Students Providing Patient Care During Clinical Experiences Abroad >>

National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA): Code of Academic and Clinical Conduct >> 

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA): Code of Ethics for the Physical Therapist >>


Local Volunteering

Cornerstone Family Health

Cornerstone Family Health is a Christ-centered family medical practice dedicated to providing quality health care with compassion to people of all ages, irrespective of ability to pay. See more >>

Central DuPage Hospital (CDH)

Volunteering at CDH is an outstanding way to show your commitment to the community. Better yet, it’s a fun and fulfilling way to help others, meet new people, explore the world of healthcare, learn new skills and have fun. See more >>

World Relief Dupage

Joining with churches and volunteers to serve over 5,500 refugees and immigrants. See more >>

Odyssey Hospice

Volunteers with Odyssey Hospice are an important part of a team who recognize that psychological, spiritual, and social services, as well medical/clinical care, can contribute to improved life quality for patients in the last stages of life. See pdf >

Almost Home Kids

Providing transitional care in a home-like setting to children with complicated health needs, training for their families, and respite care. See more >>

Adventist GlenOaks Hospital

Be a part of a patient-centered healing community. See more >>

Wellness House

Wellness House was built to give back the strength, community and control that cancer can take away. See more >>

Behavioral Health Services of DuPage County Health Department

The DuPage County Health Department's Behavioral Health Services provides a range of levels of care for DuPage County residents who have symptoms of mental or emotional disorders. See more >>

Bolingbrook Christian Health Center

Their goal is to elevate the health status of the Bolingbrook community through interventions within a Christian framework that addresses the physical needs in light of social, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. See more >>

Friends for Therapeutic Equine Activities

Providing therapeutic horseback activities for people with disabilities. See more >>

Marianjoy Hospital

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, located in Wheaton, Illinois, has been serving the physical rehabilitation needs of adults and children since 1972. See more >>

American Cancer Society

Providing help for those who have been diagnosed with cancer. See more >>

American Diabetes Association

Impacting communities with information and support for those with diabetes. See more >>

Healthcare Volunteer

Make a difference in the life and health of people that really need it. See more >>

Free Medical Clinics and Camps

Find a free medical clinic or camp to volunteer from a directory. See more >>

Free Medical Clinics

Find a free medical clinic to volunteer from a directory. See more >>

Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice

Make a valuable contribution to the comunity and enhance the wellbeing of individuals who are in need. See more >>

Lawndale Christian Health Center

Multiple opportunities are available within this program, including interacting with patients in the waiting room, doing outreach to patients, and assisting with patient classes. See more >>

DuPage Convalescent Center

Volunteers play an integral role in the daily life of the residents. See more >>

CNS Home Health and Hospice

Provide much needed companionship and practical support to patients and their families. See more >>

STARS Disability Ministry (College Church)

Come join us! Whether you're a person with disabilities, someone who loves them or someone who loves the Lord, there is a place for you here. See more >>

Alexian Brothers Hospice

Here's a chance to provide patient and family support, bereavement support, office support, and other project possibilities. See more >>


Enriching the lives of those with special healthcare needs by honoring the unique purpose of each individual. See more >>


U.S. Volunteering (Outside of Chicago Area)

Frontier Nursing University

The Courier Program is a summertime internship for students interested in public health, health care, social work or a related field. The program focuses on serving rural and underserved communities in the Kentucky mountains. See more>>

Camp Boggy Creek

Enriching the lives of children with serious illnesses and their families. See more >>

Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

Options range from being a part of our cheer zones on race day, clerical help in our New Haven office, assisting in set up and breakdown of pre- and post-event dinners and assisting in a number of ways at our camp cycling events. See more >>

Very Special Camps

A directory by state of camps and programs to minister to people with special needs. See more >> 

Free Medical Clinics and Camps

Find a free medical clinic or camp to volunteer from a directory. See more >>

Free Medical Clinics

Find a free medical clinic to volunteer from a directory. See more >>

Research Associates (RA) Program at St. Vincent's Medical Center

A chance for students to volunteer in the emergency department, assisting in gathering information for research projects. See more >>

National Alliance of Research Associates Programs

A listing of hospitals where students can serve as Research Associates. See more >>

MDA Summer Camp

The Muscular Dystrophy Association hosts a summer camp in Hudson, IL for children ages 6-17 who have been diagnosed with neuromuscular disease. There is a 1-1 ratio between volunteer and child. Volunteers assist with daily activities such as feeding, bathing and dressing, and in recreational activities such as arts and crafts, swimming and horseback riding. See more>>


International Volunteering

Somos Hermanos Spanish Immersion Program for Future Health Care Professionals >>

Two types of programs that combine intensive one-on-one Spanish language instruction, family homestays, cultural activities, field trips, expert lectures, and socially relevant volunteering to provide students with the language skills and cultural competency required to provide quality health care to Latino patients. They are currently accepting applications for both the July-December 2015 and the January-June 2016 program sessions.

Atlantis Project

Experience European healthcare through internships in government-run hospitals in Europe. The Atlantis Project is now accepting rolling applications. See more >>

Gap Medics

Gap Medics provides short-term healthcare placement overseas for students who are interested in a career in medicine, midwifery, nursing or dentistry. See more >>

Global Brigades

Global Brigades is the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization, mobilizing thousands of university students and professionals through nine skill-based programs that work in partnership with community members to improve quality of life in under resourced regions while respecting local culture. See more >>

International Medical Volunteers Association

Helping combat disease and suffering in developing countries. See more >>

Medical Ministry International

We have many areas where we currently provide compassionate medical care using Jesus as our guide. Some locations are more rural than others. Some locations have better facilities than others. We have openings nearly every month on our mission teams. See more >>

Child Family Health International

Transforming and empowering communities through global health education. See more >>

Health Volunteers Overseas

Offer mentoring, training, guidance and professional support to local health care providers who care for the neediest populations in developing countries. See more >>

International Service Learning

We enlist medical and educational volunteer teams for the provision of services to under-served populations in Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Africa. See more >>

Unite for Sight

Volunteer abroad in an immersive global health program. See more >>

Cross Cultural Solutions

A variety of service opportunities helping individuals in countries abroad from infants to the elderly. See more >>

Global Medical Training

A humanitarian organization that provides free medical-dental service to medically deprived communities in Central American countries. See more >>

Mercy Medical Center

A non-profit Christian medical center proclaiming the love of Christ to the people of Cambodia through excellent healthcare and training. See more >>

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