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The University of Chicago Medicine has been at the forefront of medicine for decades--delivering extraordinary care to patients who come from all parts of the world. Our mission is to provide superior healthcare in a compassionate manner, ever mindful of each patient's dignity and individuality. Physicians at our medical center are faculty of the University of Chicago, a major research university which has produced 12 Nobel Laureates in physiology and medicine.

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Why Volunteer?

Philanthropy Is Integral to Our Work

Inquiry and Impact

The University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact is the most ambitious campaign in the University’s history. It will provide support for faculty and researchers who are shaping fields of inquiry, distinctive educational opportunities for students at all levels, and innovative programs to enhance the University’s local and global reach and impact. The goal for the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences: $1.2 billion in new resources for patient care, research, education and training

We welcome your support. Donations are tax-exempt. The University of Chicago Medical Center is classified as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Donate Your Time

At the University of Chicago Medicine, our volunteers are true stars -- exceptional individuals who take the extra steps that make a difference in another person's life. They help in countless ways by making a child giggle or an older person smile. They comfort families who are worried about loved ones. Through deeds large and small, volunteers help patients and their families feel better during difficult times.

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How to Join Our Volunteer Team

Consider becoming a volunteer at the University of Chicago Medicine. To become a volunteer, your first step is to submit an application. We will contact you within 30 business days of receiving your application to set up an interview if a volunteer opportunity is available. Please note that we are unable to accommodate group volunteering.

Complete a volunteer application and begin your path to volunteering

You must be in good health, willing to complete and receive an annual tuberculosis (TB) test and influenza vaccination on annual basis, willing to commit to four hours of service per week, and at least 16 years old. Volunteer candidates must complete an application and interview, and must pass health-screening tests for tuberculosis, measles, German measles, chickenpox, and illegal drugs.

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Why Volunteer?

Most volunteers say that the personal fulfillment that comes from helping another person is their greatest reward. Other volunteers look forward to the new friendships and camaraderie they share with fellow volunteers. Still others enjoy learning new skills.

In appreciation of the work and time our volunteers contribute, the University of Chicago Medicine offers benefits to volunteers, including:

• Free parking in the visitors' garage
• Annual Volunteers Recognition Banquet
• Free health screenings
• Free skills training in volunteer work area

Note: Volunteers do not take the place of salaried staff at the University of Chicago Medicine. Volunteer service is not intended in any way to lead to paid employment.

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Contact Us

To Make a Gift
Medicine & Biological Sciences
Development Office
5801 S. Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: (773) 702-6565

To Volunteer
Volunteer Services
5700 S. Maryland Avenue
Room 1-340, MC 8047
Phone: (773) 702-4421

To Give Blood
Blood Donor Room
Phone: (773) 702-6247