Non Family Event Volunteers
Misericordia washes, fluffs, and folds a staggering 3,500 pounds of laundry a day! We need your help with the folding. . .it’s just like home! If you are at least 12 years of age or older and able to help in our laundry, please sign up directly on this page. To do so, simply check the "sign up" box next to the event(s) you can help with and then be sure to click on the "submit and sign up" tab at the bottom of the page. You will then advance to the next screen to complete your sign up.
Community Service Hours (if applicable)
If you are a volunteer that requires proof of your volunteer service please read this carefully.
Volunteers that are required to do service hours for school credit, the court system or the like, are held 100% responsible for keeping a log of their own volunteer visits/participation AND for getting a staff signature each visit to validate their hours, even if you track your volunteer hours online. You will NOT receive credit from a member of the Misericordia Volunteer Office without a screenshot of your log with staff signatures.
NOTE: THERE ARE NO MISERICORDIA RESIDENTS IN OUR LAUNDRY ON WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS.
We ask that volunteers adhere to our Dress Code:
Pants (sorry, no shorts!)-pants must fit properly and have no rips in them.
T-shirts- no sleeveless, low necklines, or crop tops allowed. Shirts must be in good taste (no questionable sayings on them), cover the shoulders, and not rise up when moving.
Shoes- sneakers are the most appropriate. No flip flops or open toed sandals are allowed.
*Staff have the right to send any volunteer home if they are not dressed according to our Dress Code mentioned here*
CANCELATIONS: If for any reason you are unable to make your scheduled commitment, we ask that you go back into your signup genius account and delete your entry for the particular day. We have such a need in our laundry, and only have space for a set number of volunteers per shift, so any no shows impact our ability to complete the work in a timely manner. Updating your record essentially opens the spot for another volunteer.
DIRECTIONS to help you find the correct building on our 31 acre campus
The building is called the McAuley Residence. Its actual address is 2060 W. Granville in Chicago, however due to certain gates being closed/locked on weekends it is important for you to enter our campus as directed below:
Set your GPS/Map Quest to 1850 W. Thome, Chicago. As you turn onto Thome, from Ridge Avenue, you will notice a reception area on your right, about half way down the block. Continue past that entrance to the end of the block where you must go left. Go left and then make a right onto the driveway between the Moore Aquatic Center and the Shannon Apt. building. The red brick and cream colored building directly facing you across campus is the McAuley Residence.
When you arrive at the McAuley Residence, be prepared to show a photo ID. Tell the receptionist that you are there to volunteer in the laundry facility and he/she will direct you from there. You can reach McAuley reception at (773) 273-4744, or the laundry area at (773) 273-4138, should you need to reach them for any reason.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Misericordia Laundry Area
|| Theresa Marie McDermott