Volunteer Opportunities

Programs in need of volunteers

American Association of Orthodontists Donated Orthodontic Services

866.201.5906 • www.isortho.org

Illinois program for families who can not afford orthodontic treatment for their children. Families must meet eligibility requirements and fill out an application to be considered for program.

Chicago Dental Society Foundation

312.836.7301 • www.cdsfound.org 

The CDS Foundation is looking for volunteers from the dental community who want to give back to the community. The CDS Foundation seeks volunteers for committee appointments, assistance with special events and advisory committees. Please email Kristen Weber or call 312.836.7301 for more information.

Head Start

312.951.8798

Email Dr. Sharon Perlman, DDS, MPH, to learn more about giving a child a head start on oral health in your office.
Federal pre-school program that promotes school readiness for low income families, strives for all children to obtain optimal oral health and obtain a dental home. 

Smiles Change Lives

888.900.3554 • www.smileschangelives.org
National nonprofit that matches volunteer orthodontists with children of low-income families. Families must meet eligibility requirements, fill out an application and undergo a screening process to be considered for the program.

Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach

708.496.3900 • www.mission-outreach.org

The Springfield-based non-profit has a local warehouse that collects and sorts donations of used medical and dental equipment and supplies for redistribution to needy hospitals and clinics in the developing world. Donations are welcome, and volunteers are needed to sort and pack supplies and enter data at the warehouse.


Dental clinics in need of volunteers

Alphabetized by city name.

The following clinics and services have expressed a need for volunteers. To update your listing or have your clinic or service listed, please email CDS.

Northwest Community Hospital, Mobile Dental Clinic

800 W. Central Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005-2392
847.618.5573

Volunteers: Please call Nancy Colovos at 847.618.5572.
Donations accepted.

Northwest Community Hospital Mobile Dental Clinic

800 W. Central Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
847.618.5573

Volunteers: We are reaching out to our fellow dentists, hygienists, and specialists to volunteer by providing direct patient care in our clinic. You can also help by accepting referrals for patients who require dental work beyond the clinic's scope of service. Please contact Dr. Ahmed El-Maghraby for more information. 
Donations accepted. 

CommunityHealth

2611 W Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
641 W 63rd St.
Chicago, IL 60637

CommunityHealth provides primary and specialty care – including dentistry – all free of charge, in our state-of-the-art dental facilities located in the West Town and Englewood neighborhoods.

Volunteer Dentists and Dental Hygienists needed

  • Opportunity to provide general/preventative dental services (cleanings, exams, simple extractions, etc.) to our patients
  • Liability - all of our providers operate under the Illinois Good Samaritan Act which exempts medical professionals from civil liability when services are performed without compensation in a free clinic setting.  
  • Flexible scheduling - the clinic is open six days a week including some evenings and Saturday mornings. Volunteers can commit to as little as one four-hour clinic per month on a monthly basis.
  • Must be licensed in Illinois

Interested licensed providers will find more information and an application here.

Volunteer Dental Assistants needed

  • Opportunity to assist with general dental services (X-rays, instrument preparation, etc)
  • Flexible scheduling: the clinic is open six days a week including some evenings and Saturday mornings. Volunteers can commit to as little as two, four-hour shifts per month on a monthly basis.
  • Certification preferred but not required; will consider applicants who have completed an accredited dental assistant course or have considerable experience.

Learn more and apply here.

Licensed providers are asked to fill out an application, while clinic volunteers (dental assistants) are asked to sign up for an info session.

For specific questions, email Ava Zeligson, Manager of Volunteer Services.

Goldie's Place

5705 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Volunteers: Please call Shamika White, Dental Program Director, at 773.271.1212.
www.goldiesplace.org

Licensed dentists and hygienists are needed to volunteer in this free clinic for homeless adults. Services include fillings, root canal therapy, scaling and root planing, extractions, and prophy and oral hygiene instruction, as well as 20 free denture cases per year. This clinic is run in partnership with the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. Donations of supplies are also accepted.

Pacific Garden Missions

1458 S. Canal St.
Chicago, IL 60607
312.281.4801 • www.pgm.org

Volunteers: Please call the number listed above.
Volunteer dentists are currently available on an extremely limited basis.
Donations accepted.

Core Center for HIV and AIDS

2020 W. Harrison
Chicago, IL 60612
312.572.4500
Volunteers: Please call the number listed above.
Donations accepted.

Infant Welfare Society of Chicago

3600 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773)782-2800
www.infantwelfare.org
Volunteers: Please call Ana Quinones at number listed above.

West Town Clinic

2418 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622
312.744.5464
Volunteers: Please call 312.413.4800.

Eleanor Wester Dental Clinic, Howard Area Community Center

7648 N. Paulina Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
773.262.6622
Donations accepted.

Cicero Dental Clinic

4937 W. 25th St.
Cicero, IL 60804
708.222.4629
Volunteers: Please call office director Carol Guido at the number listed above. Clinic also has openings for part-time employees.
Donations accepted.

Children's Dental Clinic

2100 Ridge Ave.
Evanston, IL
847.866.2953
Volunteers: Please call Carla Bush at 847.866.2953, ext. 2304.
Donations accepted.

Community Nurse Health Association

27 Calendar Ave.
LaGrange, IL  60525
Volunteers needed.
Donations are accepted.

Dental Lifeline Network - Illinois

P.O. Box 211
Northbrook, IL 60065
800.893.1685
Volunteers: Please call number listed above.
Donations accepted.

Willow Creek Care Center Dental and Eye Clinic

67 E. Algonquin Rd.
South Barrington, IL 60010
224.512.2600
Volunteers: Please contact David Cimo. Seeking volunteer dentists to help serve those who can not afford basic dental care. 

CDS Foundation Clinic

416 E. Roosevelt Rd.
Suite 102
630.260.8530
www.cdsfound.org 

Volunteers are needed five days each week at the CDS Foundation Clinic. Please email Marta or call 630.260.8530.

DuPage County Department of Public Health

111 N. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187
630.682.7560
Volunteers: Please call Mila Tsagalis at 630.682.7400, ext. 7336.