Local Volunteering-General

Local Volunteering

Advent Health Hospitals (several locations)

Whether it’s reaching out to the family and friends of someone who is ill or enhancing quality patient care, volunteers are essential. Specific volunteer opportunities include delivering meal trays, answering phones and transporting patients around the hospital. See more >>

Ascention Alexian Brothers Hospice

Here's a chance to provide patient and family support, bereavement support, office support, and other project possibilities. 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. Current volunteer positions include office staff, translation, and medical support. See more >>

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 >>

Dupage County Health Department

The DuPage County Health Department offers internships, shadowing and volunteer opportunities for undergraduate students interested in Public Health. Under the direction of a health department employee, students will have the opportunity to apply certain competencies acquired in the classroom to a workplace environment. Volunteers will have opportunities to improve local emergency response capabilities, reduce potential public health risks and build community preparedness and resiliency. See more > >

HealthCare Volunteer

This is a non-profit organization for global healthcare and no formal healthcare training is needed to volunteer. Types of opportunities for trainable volunteers may include working as a medical escort for the elderly or helping as a patient assistant. See more >>

La Rabida Children's Hospital

A number of summer volunteer opportunities are available. See more >>

Lurie's Children's Hospital

There are many ways to make a difference in the lives of patients and families at Lurie's Children's Hospital. See more >>

Marianjoy Hospital of Northwestern Medicine

This rehabilitation hospital located in Wheaton has been serving the physical rehabilitation needs of adults and children since 1972. Volunteers can share their time and talents in areas such as admissions, patient transport, and pediatrics. See more >>

Northwestern Medicine (CDH)

Volunteering at CDH is a great way to explore the world of healthcare and learn new skills. There are a wide range of opportunities at the Winfield location including clerical duties, diagnostic imaging, and patient support. See more >>

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab


Their mission is to help people with physical disabilities pursue healthy and fulfilling lives. Volunteers at RIC touch the lives of patients and families while providing opportunities for personal growth, enrichment and satisfaction. See more >>


Ronald McDonald House

Provides support and assistance to families of hospitalized children. See more >>

Willow Creek Community Church Care Center

Assist professionals in providing vision and dental care to individuals visiting the care center. Additional volunteer roles outside of a health field are also available. See more >>

World Relief DuPage

Join with churches and other volunteers to serve over 5,500 refugees and immigrants. Help advocate for a family’s medical well-being, transport individuals to appointments, and teach refugees how to navigate the American medical system. See more >>