Volunteer

Please read the “Guiding Principles for Medical Student Volunteering during COVID-19” document before participating in these activities.

If you or anyone you know has personal protective equipment (PPE) they can donate, please contact Nicole Blum (nblum2@uic.edu) for pick up. If you want to drop supplies at UI Hospital, call the ED and ask for the charge nurse. 

Cloth Mask Project, run in partnership with Dr. Figueroa’s Pilsen Food Pantry, is looking for sewers and non-sewers alike! Check out this amazing website with more information and instructions on how to make a cloth mask. If you can sew or know anyone that sews, this is a great opportunity to help the people in need. The Project also needs volunteers for community education, PR/social media, literature reviews, and more. For extra details, check out the interest form!

SLCE has created a list of specific service needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, and encourage you to review the opportunities listed there and participate in whichever options seem best for you at this time: go.uic.edu/covid19-opportunities. Opportunities include in-person and at-home options, as well as other resources. 

UIC School of Public Health has listed 7 robust volunteer opportunities for students who would like to aid in the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find more information here: https://publichealth.uic.edu/about/novel-coronavirus-information/covid-19-volunteer-opportunities/

This list is being compiled by Chicago organizer Kelly Hayes to share with groups that are doing mutual aid work around COVID-19 in Chicago. Sign up to engage in this work through this form.

“We are a group of individuals organizing a rapid response and mass mobilization effort to support the Chicagoland area during our current Covid-19 crisis. For concerns or questions please email covidrrtchicago@gmail.com.”

Access their form here.