Thank you for your interest in volunteering at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital.
We appreciate the support of our volunteers to help patients and their families feel better during difficult times.
Volunteering offers several benefits, including:
- Personal fulfillment
- Free skills training in volunteer work area
- Making new friends with service-oriented people
- Enhanced knowledge of healthcare system, hospital programs and services
- Annual volunteer banquet in recognition of your service at UChicago Medicine
Volunteer Opportunities at Ingalls Memorial
Learn about volunteer programs on our Harvey campus.
Under the direct supervision of the manager of volunteer services, information desk volunteers and greeters help enhance our patients' experiences at Ingalls Memorial. These volunteers provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for patients and visitors by:
- Greeting our guests and providing excellent customer service
- Providing information and directions as needed, along with escorting guests to various locations in the hospital
- Performing various services for patients and staff members as required
Under the direct supervision of the people strategy and operations coordinator, volunteers are responsible for keeping files and documents organized, work with both paper and electronic files and do routine tasks; data entry, organization, cross referencing, scanning, copying and retrieval.
Under the direct supervision of the chairperson of rehab, the greeter welcomes and assists patients, their families and visitors entering the hospital. Volunteers working in this capacity answer questions, provide information, service excellence and direct people to the hospital location they need, thus creating an atmosphere in the hospital that is caring.
Under the direct supervision of the nursing supervisor, volunteers are responsible for discharging patients in a wheelchair to vehicle, stock PACU bags with supplies and turnover rooms. Provide warm and welcoming atmosphere for patients and visitors, along with providing excellent customer service.
Under the direct supervision of the chairperson of the Surgical Waiting Room, the volunteer is responsible for providing customer service functions and performing various services for patients and staff members as required, acting as a liaison between the patient’s family members and the physician.
Join Our Ingalls Memorial Volunteer Team
Eligibility & Hours
Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and are requested to donate at least 1 day a week for 4 hours.
A current tuberculosis (TB) test is required for volunteering, as well as a physician's statement indicating that you are able to participate in an active volunteer program. We can provide the TB test free of charge.
To apply for a volunteer position, all potential volunteers must complete an application, attend a free initial orientation and participate in an interview screening process.
Once you've reviewed and completed our volunteer application, call 708-915-5214 to schedule an interview.