Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at CWHC! Volunteerism is at the core of CWHC and our volunteer program is large and growing. We rely on and appreciate all of our volunteers.

Currently, many people volunteer to assist us in a variety of ways. Do you have a special skill that you feel may benefit CWHC? Do you have a free morning or afternoon on a weekday that you would like to commit to assisting CWHC on a regular basis?

Integrative Health Volunteers

Integrative Health Volunteers provide sensitive, client-centered massage therapy and/or bodywork services to CWHC clients. In recognition of the range of needs of our clients, we are committed to building our integrative health services, including offering massage and bodywork of all modalities.

We are looking for practitioners of massage therapy, particularly Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial technique, or other clinical forms of massage or hands-on bodywork modalities. We currently have open volunteer opportunities on Mondays and Thursdays.

Volunteer requirements (some of these are flexible on a case by case basis):
• Be licensed as a massage therapist in the State of Illinois or meet other qualifications to practice legally in Illinois for other types of bodywork (such as ABT).
• Have liability insurance.
• Be able to volunteer a minimum of 2 hours a month.
• Commitment to the mission and values of CWHC
• Desire and ability to work with a diversity of clients, body types, and gender identities.

If you are interested in volunteering as an integrative health volunteer, please email our integrative health volunteer application to our Clinical Services Director, Leslie Fiedler, at lf@chicagowomenshealthcenter.org.

Feel free to contact Leslie before filling out an application if you'd like more information about the types of modalities we are currently seeking or the days and times that volunteer opportunities are available!

Administrative Volunteers

Administrative volunteers at CWHC help with a number of different tasks such as answering phones and data entry; web design and development; graphic design, and organizing benefit events.

CWHC can utilize a variety of skills and we can work to develop a schedule that works with yours within our business hours of 10am-4pm, Monday through Friday. Current volunteer needs include: accounting assistance, program support, advocacy support, and medical billing. For more information about volunteering to help us meet our mission of providing quality, affordable health care, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at srg@chicagowomenshealthcenter.org.

Finally, we ask that those who have received counseling at CWHC wait two years before volunteering with us, in order to protect client confidentiality and to preserve the boundaries of the client/counselor relationship.

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Administrative Volunteer with CWHC. We are currently at capacity, but will update the website when we begin accepting new volunteer applications!