For folks who want to help in the healthcare field
We'd be remiss if we didn’t mention Planned Parenthood here. It’s a popular charity for a reason, offering family planning, cancer screenings, and other important health services all over the city. There are also a few less-well-known and more Chicago-specific healthcare organizations that could use your help. Howard Brown Health Center has locations all around Chicago, and these are some of the only spots around the city where folks who are uninsured or under-insured can get quality healthcare that is actually affordable. More than that, HBHC operates some of the only clinics in the city that specialize in care for queer and trans folks. It’s an accepting and non-judgmental environment, which can be rare in the health industry. JourneyCare is currently taking volunteers to assist in the hospice care and counseling services they provide, as well, for folks who are comfortable with helping people through some incredibly hard times. The University Of Chicago takes volunteer medical staff, as does CommunityHealth, an organization that provides low-cost medical care to underserved communities.