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Misericordia is aware of the ongoing concern regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the risks associated with this virus. Our Emergency Preparedness Team and Administration are regularly meeting and reviewing updates from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) as well as the City of Chicago regarding necessary precautions and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
In keeping with the standards and guidelines of the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health, it is the required that all staff and volunteers at Misericordia are up-to-date with COVID vaccinations. This means that a booster shot is required and it has been more than six months since a person received their initial round of vaccinations. A second booster is required if a person is over 50 years old and it has been six or more months since receiving a first booster dose. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these uncertain times. The safety of our residents and staff and of our patrons from the community is the number one priority at Misericordia.
Misericordia offers a wide variety of opportunities for you to get involved from long term regular volunteer commitments to special events and holiday help as well as an array of boards that help support the Mission of Misericordia.
We are confident that there is an opportunity to fit the personality and schedule of just about everyone! We offer weekday, weeknight and weekend opportunities that take place on our campus located at 6300 N. Ridge Ave., (at the corner of Devon & Ridge), in Chicago
If it is a regular weekly commitment that you are looking to make, we have a list of opportunities to choose from. We update that list regularly as volunteer openings and opportunities become available. In order to create a stable environment for our residents, Misericordia does require each “regular” volunteer to commit to a minimum of two - three hours per week for at least a 6-12 month term.
To become a volunteer, click here to fill out a volunteer application. After submitting an application, you will be invited for an orientation class (this is a mandatory session) that is generally held once a month. Orientation is where you will learn about Misericordia, the campus, the residents, the opportunities available, the dos and don'ts, and how you can make a positive difference for those who live here at Misericordia.
Please be aware, it is possible that placement could take up to 4-5 weeks depending on when your application and references are received. We take several steps to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents so patience is a needed virtue!
Candy Days - Last weekend in April
Help out during the Holidays
Join a Fundraising Group
Misericordia Young Professionals Council