Donate & Volunteer

We can make great use of new toothbrushes, toothpaste, and resealable bags. If you think you might be able to help us out contact Nancy Greenwalt at or (217) 403-5401.  

We are currently well stocked and no longer taking used durable medical equipment. We cannot accept donations of medication.  Please take unused or expired medication to the police department deposit.  

The care we provide through all our programs is made possible with the support of the following businesses and organizations:

  • Ameren Illinois
  • Anderson Dental
  • Barham Benefit Group
  • Big Grove Tavern
  • Busey
  • Carle and the Carle Foundation
  • Champaign County Board of Health
  • Champaign County Mental Health Board 
  • Champaign Rotary Cannon Grant and Tin Cup
  • Champaign West Rotary
  • Chifan Cheng, DDS
  • Christie Clinic and the Christie Foundation
  • Community Foundation of East Central Illinois
  • Community Foundation of Rantoul
  • Dave and Debbie Hensleigh
  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation
  • Delta Kappa Gamma, Xi Chapter - support for Reach out and Read
  • First State Bank & Brice Hutchcraft
  • Gifts in Memory of Frances Friedman
  • Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Champaign
  • Heath Grote DMD & Jason Foreman DDS 
  • Illinois Children´s Healthcare Foundation
  • Illinois Disciples Foundation Social Justice Grant
  • Illinois Department of Public Health Dental Sealant Grant Program
  • James and Sarah Graham 
  • Jane Hays & Dave Downey
  • Jimmy John and Leslie Liautaud 
  • Junior League of Champaign Urbana
  • Monsanto
  • P.E.O. Chapter KD - support for Reach Out And Read
  • Presence Covenant Medical Center
  • Sam's Club- Champaign Store
  • U of I Community Credit Union
  • United Way of Champaign County
  • In addition to many private donations

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Download the volunteer/intern application from the links at the bottom of the page.

Volunteer opportunities:

Frances Nelson & SmileHealthy welcome volunteers including


If you are interested in the opportunities described below, e-mail your application, copy of ID, ranking preference sheet, availability sheet, resume, and cover letter to the Intern & Volunteer Coordinator at Deadlines:

Spring Semester 2018…………….…………………….…..…….........November 18th, 2017

Summer Semester 2018…………….…………………....…………...........March 15th, 2018

Fall Semester 2018…………….……………………..………………............June 15th, 2018

Health Requirements:

Proof of Immunization for Hepatitis-B

“1-Step” TB test (valid for 12 months)

*You must have the Hepatitis-B immunization and TB test prior to the start of your first shift.


Internship Opportunities


Individuals are assigned to work with a Nurse, Medical Assistant (M.A.) or Certified Nurse Assistant (C.N.A.) in providing patient care.  Duties include learning to room patients, check vital signs, stock exam rooms, assist in the lab, and give patients end-of-appointment instructions. Those working in this position will develop proficiency with the electronic health record (EHR) system and other aspects of patient care.  At minimum, C.N.A., E.M.T., M.A., or Registered M.A. certification is required.



Intern will work closely with the Patient Services Representatives (PSRs) to assist in providing excellent customer service to our patients. Primary duties of the registration intern could include, but are not limited to: making reminder calls for appointments, verifying patient insurance eligibility, updating patient information (demographics, insurance, etc.), researching returned mail, and entering new patient information into the electronic health record. The ideal candidate would be bilingual, preferably in Spanish, French, or Mandarin.



Individuals assigned to interpret in medical settings will serve for patients and staff while accurately relaying medical information between speakers of two different languages both verbal and written in compliance with all clinic policies and procedures. Duties will include encouraging and fostering direct communication between provider and patient, interpreting accurately and completely and seeking clarification or repetition if message/information is not clear, as well as maintain confidentiality and professional integrity and respect patients’ privacy. Some other duties may include assisting with scheduling patient appointments, reminder calls and translating documents.



Those working in this position will be on the floor, assisting with prenatal clinics, which are conducted on Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings.  Other times of the health center week are devoted to American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) procedures and preparations for the next week’s clinics. Interns will be responsible for setting up and helping the prenatal services coordinator with whatever he/she may need. *Shifts only available Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM and 4 PM.


Interns and volunteers working in development will have the unique opportunity to assist with all areas of fund development, marketing, and communications—including event planning, gift acknowledgement, the donor database, fundraising appeal campaigns, social media, and an electronic newsletter.  Intern will also update forms for various departments, create fliers and tickets for various events and maintain and improve the waiting room environment. Another on-going assignment is editing the newsletter that goes out to all staff members.



Individuals assigned to this area assist in implementing changes in healthcare resulting from the instatement of the Affordable Care Act. Outreach and Enrollment interns and volunteers respond to a backlog of patient accounts through a Medicaid eligibility system. Using the State’s electronic database and electronic health records (EHR), the advocate evaluates accounts of patients who have applied for Medicaid coverage and determines the next steps to assist the lead advocate in determining the next steps to assist patients in the enrollment process.



This intern will mainly be in charge of the Food as Medicine program. This program is designed to integrate healthy food into healthcare for the Pediatric and Prenatal population.  The intern would assist with organizing the ordered food for the pantry, track data for monthly reporting, research nutritional literature, and assist in developing patient literature and assembly and distribution of bags to be given to patients. Additionally, this intern will assist on other projects and auditing patient charts.



A long-range, all-encompassing project for individuals serving this department is the conversion of paper record-keeping to modern electronic systems of filing and storage. Interns and volunteers who work with the Medical Records Coordinator will learn the following:

  • How to check for Records Release documents to be mailed or faxed, or to send to Health Port (our copy service) to copy or scan
  • How to prepare releases, EHR records, and paper charts for entry into database
  • Procedures for scanning daily documents, charts, and incoming records
  • Application of the privacy-protecting provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • How to use DataFile technologies NextGen Software. 
  • Maintain patient confidence by keeping patient records information confidential.
  • Complete an audit trail for medical information previously filled by retrieves information   in case of misfile in EMR workflows, and correct and communicate problems according to established procedures.
  • Scan and file medical records from paper charts into EMR by creating and processing the patient care record folder in NextGen following the procedures.



Intern will work closely with organization’s Dental Programs Administrator and manage tasks that pertain to the improvement of the organization. Interns and volunteers are assigned to a broad range of administrative functions—billing reports, grant reports, UDS projects, patient surveys, and get a hands-on experience of what it’s like to manage and operate different components of healthcare administration. Duties of intern include, but are not limited to, researching best practices in the healthcare industry, working in our Electronic Health Records, data analysis, and occasionally helping with dental administrative tasks. 

*This role requires knowledge of accounting and advanced proficiency in excel and data analysis.


Interns and volunteers are required to complete two shifts (one administrative and one clinical). Intern will work closely with a Dental Patient Services Representative and Dental Programs Administrator during their administrative shift. Duties of interns during this time include, but are not limited to, scheduling appointments, answering incoming phone calls, registering new patients, and scanning necessary documents. Intern will get a hands-on experience on how to manage the schedule of a fast-paced dental clinic. The duties of the interns during their clinical shift include, but are not limited to, helping turn over rooms, sterilizing instruments, and assisting the doctors with dental treatments.


Note: DENTAL – CLINICAL interns and volunteers will have administrative duties alongside their clinical work

    • Doctors
    • Dentists
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Optometrists
    • Physician Assistants
    • Mental Health Therapists
    • Nurses
    • Interpreters, Spanish, French, Arabic
    • Parkland College Nursing and Hygiene Students
    • University of Illinois Pre-Dental Students