New Life Volunteering Society Serving the community since 2001 Act Now New Life Volunteering Society NLVS hosts a variety of specialty clinics such as dermatology, pharmacy, ophthalmology, mental health workshops, and more. Act Now

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Our Story
Who are we?

New Life Volunteering Society (NLVS) is a national philanthropic and secular not-for-profit service organization that offers healthcare, community service, and health education to Chicagoans both within and outside the walls of our medical-student run clinic.. NLVS primarily targets its attention on four groups of people: the hungry, the homeless, the mentally and physically disabled, and underprivileged children. NLVS provides a healthy and nurturing environment that is crucial for the stimulation of progress to these individuals.

Our Mission

“To serve those in need through community service, education and health care with an ultimate goal of achieving peace, love, and happiness within the community at the local, regional, national, and global levels.”

Our Causes

Community Service

NLVS has been helping the community by partnering with college institutions and businesses across the country for over 2 decades.  Increasing the number of members allowed for direct care for communities in need. The development of such connections was also vital in progressing the mission of NLVS, as new chapters have successfully created tutoring programs, health education programs and other community focused initiatives.

Healthcare

In 2002, NLVS began its own NLVS Health Education Program, which provides preventative health guidance on topics including diet, nutrition, exercise, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and domestic violence. Information is delivered in a variety of settings, such as schools, shelters, and free clinics.

Education

The NLVS Tutoring Program focuses on the subjects of mathematics and reading. The program has gained recognition from the Chicago Public School administration as one of the most highly recommended tutoring programs in Chicago.  The program has helped over 1000 students since its inception and engaged over 70 volunteers from the local community.

Upcoming and Past Events

Annual Gala/Fundraiser for NLVS

One of the largest fundraising events is a Gala held every year to raise funds to support the charitable efforts of our organization.

Individual Chapter Fundraising Efforts for NLVS

Loyola Stritch: Professional Headshots, successfully raised $420.

  • Tutoring Program

    $8,133.00
    30% Donated
    Goal : $27,000.00
    The NLVS Tutoring Program focuses on the subjects of mathematics and reading. The program has gained recognition from the Chicago Public School administration as one of the most highly recommended tutoring programs in Chicago. Let’s put in the number of students that volunteer each year and students that get tutored each year and then also put the total (estimate) of students, we have tutored over the years Add in the location of where the tutoring is, and who you can call to get involved (if you are or a parent or something) Add in how long this has been around and a little blurb of how it got started
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief Fund and Actions

    $12,040.00
    40% Donated
    Goal : $30,000.00
    In response to the pandemic, NLVS made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend in-person clinic operations. Teams of physicians and medical students continue to check in with patients regarding their health and well-being and assist them with medication refills through the phone. Sensing an unprecedented resource crisis, we also started a GoFundMe to raise funds to support the community we serve, many of whom already live below the poverty line and are disproportionately affected by the pandemic and stay-at-home orders. We will use the funds raised to purchase non-perishable food items and essentials for our uninsured and underserved patients.
  • Health Education Program

    $102,053.00
    51% Donated
    Goal : $200,000.00
    In 2002, NLVS began its own NLVS Health Education Program, which provides preventative health guidance on topics including diet, nutrition, exercise, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and domestic violence. Information is delivered in a variety of settings, such as schools, shelters, and free clinics. Over the entirety of this program, we have helped this many patients through this program. The program is a multi-disciplinary joint effort of people, including physicians, residents, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, students, and translators
  • Disaster Relief Efforts

    $56,031.00
    56% Donated
    Goal : $100,000.00
    After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, NLVS members volunteered in Port Arthur, TX and Biloxi, MS. NLVS raised funds for global disasters as well, including those in Haiti, India, and Uganda. Finally, NLVS has provided health relief in areas such as Honduras and Uganda. We are currently planning our next domestic trip with a location TBD.
  • Annual Gala/Fundraiser for NLVS

    $16,000.00
    26% Donated
    Goal : $60,000.00
    One of the largest fundraising events is a Gala held every year to raise funds to support the charitable efforts of our organization. It is an important time for students, physicians, faculty and community members to gather together and celebrate the annual successes and growth of the non-profit organization. Throughout the evening, attendees can participate in a silent auction where they bid on business-donated items to benefit the NLVS organization. In addition to the fundraising part of the event, the Gala is a fun evening with great Indian food, an open bar, and dancing.
  • Individual Chapter Fundraising Efforts for NLVS

    $2,900.00
    1% Donated
    Goal : $170,000.00
    Loyola Stritch: Professional Headshots, successfully raised $420. Northwestern University Undergrad: Krispy Kreme Sale, successfully raised $269.