Thank you for your interest in Howard Brown’s volunteer program. With health clinics and community events across Chicago, we have many opportunities for you to support our programs and projects.

New Volunteers

If you’d like to fill out the volunteer application, please fill out our online form. After you complete the form, our team will invite you to an upcoming orientation.

All volunteers agree to follow Howard Brown Health’s Code of Conduct

We are seeking volunteers for the below opportunities

Behavioral Health

Volunteers will follow up on BHS requests from Howard Brown clients under the supervision of staff.

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Broadway Youth Center

Lend your support at Broadway Youth Center (BYC) Drop-In, where we provide youth-centered support to LGBTQ+ youth, youth experiencing homelessness, and/or street-based youth by providing basic needs and linkage to resources and services.

Duties: Volunteers support various duties as assigned by the Youth Development Manager.
These duties are included but are not limited to mail support, admin, organization, and other
direct service program needs to support youth.

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Brown Elephant Resale Shop

Retail volunteer opportunities at Oak Park, Andersonville, & Lakeview locations. All proceeds support LGBTQ+ health.

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Market Days Beer Tent

Saturday & Sunday August 6-7, 2022 – The 40th Northalsted Market Days® is a weekend-long live music street festival celebrating the community in Chicago’s landmark Northalsted/Lakeview district. The 1/2 mile long festival features all day lineups of live music on 6 stages, 250+ unique vendors, arts, crafts, food and drink, DJ’s and dancing, sponsor booths, and more!

Join us as we serve adult beverages to patrons at this year’s Market Days in a covered tent. All tips are donated to Howard Brown Health, and we raised over $1,500 the last time we did this event. This role requires you to stand and repetitive motions. Each volunteer must be 21 years or older and be able to serve drinks, check ids, and other duties associated with serving alcoholic beverages.

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Please note: Not all volunteer opportunities require a background check. We work with all applicants to find an opportunity that matches their background and passion.

Upcoming 2022 Volunteer Orientation Dates

Corporate Volunteer Hour Match Program

Your employer may match your volunteer hours with charitable donations. Many companies will match an employee’s time volunteering, including volunteering at Howard Brown, with a financial gift – and the donations help us do important things! 

This employer match must be initiated by the volunteer. Check with your employer to see if they have a volunteer hour matching program. If so, reach out to to start doubling your impact!

Existing Volunteers

Already registered to volunteer at Howard Brown? For details about upcoming volunteer opportunities, contact us at


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