Community Service

The Community Service Page is intended to connect ICHP members who are organizing community service projects in their area with other members who are willing to participate. AIDS Walks, the Cancer Society Relay for Life, staffing free clinic, Special Olympics and much more are examples of projects that ICHP members frequently participate in and others would love to join if they knew there was a team already in place.

If you have a project in the planning stage and would like to list it on our site, forward the information to the ICHP office to Melissa Dyrdahl. Information should include: Name of the event, Event sponsor, Date, Time, Location, Physical requirements to participate in the event. Contact person's information (for anyone interested in participating in your event).

Upcoming Opportunities

Let us know what you are doing and we will share it here! Contact ICHP at 815-227-9292 or email 

Year-round Volunteer Opportunities
  • Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders/MÉdecins Sans FrontiÈres (MSF) is an independent, international humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict,  epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, or exclusion from health care in more than 60 countries. We have more than 27,000 doctors, nurses, administrators, and other professionals in the field, but are constantly recruiting both medical and non-medical personnel to provide expertise and fulfill the ever-increasing need for emergency health care in the developing world.

We are always looking for medical professionals from a variety of disciplines, including physicians, surgeons, anesthesiologists, pharmacists, nurses, obstetricians and gynecologists, nurse-midwives and midwives, and specialists in infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, and TB, to complete our missions. Additionally, experience in construction, pump and generator maintenance, electricity, vehicle mechanics, bookkeeping/planning, water and sanitation systems, supply management, equipment electricity, financial controlling, logistics, and team leadership are just a few of the talents that we seek in aid workers.

For more information please visit:
  • CommunityHealth

CommunityHealth is the largest volunteer-based, free clinic in the nation for low-income, uninsured adults.  

Join our volunteer Team (pdf)

Volunteer pharmacists, with a valid Illinois license, are needed to work in the pharmacy Monday - Friday morning and afternoons, Monday - Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Pharmacists work with technicians, students, and other volunteers to dispense prescriptions. We are seeking volunteer pharmacists willing to work 3-4 hour shifts once a month. Responsibilities include filling prescriptions, counseling patients, and assisting in the coordination of care. Ordering medications or billing third-parties is not required. An orientation and brief training will be provided prior to volunteering. The pharmacy will have state-of-the-art computer software and brand-new amenities. We are also seeking volunteer pharmacy technicians/students available to work two 4-hour shifts per month for one year.

Learn more and sugn up for an info session at
Contact Katie O'Connor, Volunteer Services Coordinator, with any specific questions.  
Phone: 773.969.5949
Email preferred