Volunteer Opportunities at Community Nurse

Volunteers at Community Nurse Health Center (CNHC) are very important and their contribution cannot be overstated. Over 300 volunteers support the mission of CNHC on a regular basis serving in administrative and clinical support positions as well as in “The Community Shop”, a specialty resale and collectible shop located in the Central Business District of Downtown La Grange, Illinois.

Community Nurse is looking for people to join our Volunteer Services Program who are looking to align themselves with a mission to enhance the lives of persons in the communities we serve. If you are looking to enhance YOUR life through the satisfaction of being that person whose work means that one more child can receive their vaccination or that a homeless person can receive medical and mental health treatment, then Community Nurse Health Center is for you.

Volunteering in The Community Shop

The Community Shop relies on volunteers to staff the shop along with very few paid staff. Nearly 150 shop volunteers rotate schedules each week in shifts that work around their families and other commitments, finding a sense of “community” among their fellow volunteers. Volunteer positions in The Community Shop include cashiering, creating displays, rotating stock on shelves and restocking shelves, art and jewelry pricing, and sorting and pricing donations. Regular shifts are between 2-4 hours weekly.


The portrait of a volunteer in our shop is multifaceted. Some volunteers are retirees interested in giving back to their community, some are community members interested in meeting new people while working for an organization whose work they believe in, still others are high school students looking for community service hours – yet each with their service makes it possible for CNHC to provide medical, dental, and behavioral health services to thousands of residents of the near western Chicago suburbs each year.

We’re so grateful to those who give of their time and talent to make The Community Shop successful, raising money to support the work of Community Nurse Health Center. Each spring, CNHC hosts its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon to recognize years of service, volunteer of the year, “Heart of Community Nurse” award, and much more. Gifts and prizes are given – completely provided and underwritten by generous donors to CNHC who recognize the significant impact volunteerism has on our organization.

To begin your Community Nurse volunteer journey today, call Sue Paice, Volunteer Services Coordinator at (708) 579-2403, and discuss available volunteer opportunities that may be just right for YOU! Sue may also be e-mailed at spaice@communitynurse.org. Thank you!