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Rush-Copley Volunteer Services

Our volunteers at Rush-Copley Medical Center are very special people who care about the needs of others and want to do something to help. Our volunteers are people who like to be involved and have a common value and belief in service to others. Their dedication provides a significant contribution to the medical center and to the community's healthcare needs

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering offers an opportunity to meet new people and develop friendships, acquire new skills, build self-esteem and work in an environment with flexible hours to fit your schedule.

You can also take advantage of educational offerings and other benefits, such as health screenings, complimentary meals while on duty and reduced rates at our Healthplex Fitness Center. The experience and knowledge you gain here can be used as a job reference; letters of recommendation will be gladly written for you.

For more information or if you are interested in volunteering, please call 630-978-4826 or email

PLEASE NOTE: The 2015 Teen Volunteer program is full and currently unable to accept new applicants at this time.

Volunteers are Vital to Rush-Copley

Rush-Copley volunteers serve in many different areas of the Medical Center. Opportunities are available in the following areas:

  • Patient Care Areas---assisting in basic patient care
  • Delivering complimentary newspapers and beverages in each of our patient care areas through our Coffee Cart Service
  • Delivering patient mail and flowers
  • Transporting patients
  • Serving in our Spiritual Care Program
  • Visiting patients and assisting them with their requests or questions through our Patient Visitation Program
  • Visiting patients through our Pet Partners Therapy Program
  • Circulating the books, magazines, and music cart
  • Sharing our Humor Library (tapes and books) with our patients
  • Serving in our gift shop, The Glass Promenade

Other Services

  • Assisting visitors at our Information Desks
  • Escorting visitors and providing directions through our Greeter Program
  • Assisting families and staff in our Surgical Waiting Area
  • Transporting visitors from their cars to our entrances through our Golf Cart Service
  • Serving in our Women's Health Center and Nursery
  • Providing Clerical Assistance in our hospital departments, and assisting with mailings, photocopying, labeling, and collating

Rush-Copley volunteers are placed in almost every department of the hospital and encompass many fields of interest. Not all positions are available at all times, but genuine efforts are made to place volunteers in the area of choice.

Volunteering is a Healthy Habit!