We are in the process of opening our campus to volunteers. This process is happening in waves as we assess how to do so safely after taking a two-year pause from on-campus volunteer opportunities. Please grant us patience as we balance volunteer needs with the wellness and safety of Misericordia residents.
The state of Illinois is requiring that all staff and volunteers at long-term care facilities are up to date with COVID vaccinations. This means all volunteers at Misericordia are required to have a booster shot if it has been five or more months since receiving a second Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two or more months since receiving a Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Before volunteering a digital copy of a vaccination record must be provided to the Misericordia Volunteer Office.
If you have questions about group volunteering please email Paul Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in a recurring volunteer position please fill out an application, which can be found at the bottom of this page.
Misericordia offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities and 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.
To become a volunteer, fill out a volunteer application (click link below). 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!