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Volunteer Program

Short-Term Volunteering

Short-term volunteering gives Rush staff, students, and community members in STEM and healthcare fields the opportunity to volunteer at one off events with our students. Volunteers have an opportunity to play a key role in sparking interest, igniting awareness, and expanding possibilities for student growth.  By connecting with students for academic and professional enrichment, our volunteers will have the chance to help them increase their chances for success.

Mentorship Program

As a mentor, Rush staff and students have the opportunity to share their experiences and play a role in workforce development and healthcare career exploration for our youth. Mentors will be paired with one of our MedSTEM Pathways Interns to provide college- and career-focused mentoring throughout the summer.

The application to be a 2019 Summer Mentor is now closed. The application to be a 2020 Summer Mentor will open in Spring 2020.

REACH is founded on the idea that opportunities, readiness, and higher educational attainment can improve lives. To support this core belief, we continue to provide a variety of programming to students in the West Side community.
By committing your time as a volunteer with REACH, you will be contributing to guiding, teaching, and pushing students to be healthcare change agents of the future.

If you have any questions or if you are interested in learning more about the REACH Volunteer Program, please contact Alli Weidman, REACH Program Coordinator at 312-942-2157 or


We also serve as a community resource for West Side area schools.

Schools interested in learning more about the healthcare field or field trips to Rush, please submit an inquiry form.

Join the Team

We are always looking for passionate, dynamic people to join our team.

Explore our current opportunities under Community Engagement Department