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Volunteer with Mercyhealth

Mercyhealth volunteers are as valuable as any employee, any doctor, any nurse, or any vice president. Why? Because Mercyhealth volunteers provide comfort and caring to all our patients in times of need.

Our volunteers are dedicated to helping others, generously giving of their time and talents. They go above and beyond to make sure each patient and guest has the best experience possible.

We invite you to consider joining our team of dedicated Mercyhealth volunteers. Watch this video to learn more.

COVID-19 has caused us to temporarily suspend some of our volunteer services. However, as we begin to reopen services, you are welcome to apply to volunteer at any of our gift shops, thrift shops, as a patient transporter, to assist with non-clinical tasks, as a Loving Tails Canine-Assisted therapy volunteer (Rockford only) and/or to deliver Meals on Wheels (Janesville only).

Please call our volunteer offices with any questions.

How do I become a volunteer?

  • Submit an online application/background check:
  • Complete an interview
  • Meet all of the medical requirements for volunteering
  • Attend volunteer orientation

Where can I volunteer?

Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside, Rockford, IL 

Javon Bea Hospital–Rockton, Rockford, IL

Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center—Janesville 

 Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center–Harvard 

  • Meals On Wheels
  • Crafts, such as knitting and crocheting prayer shawls and newborn baby hats

 Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center–Walworth 

 Our fundraising success

Over the years, our volunteers have raised millions of dollars to support our communities and provide programs and equipment to help and support our patients and employees. These funds are raised primarily through the:

Funds raised have helped to contribute to special projects including:

  • Support of the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a mobile pediatric clinic that serves a six-county area in Illinois and Wisconsin to uninsured and under insured children.
  • The Healing Harp music program to help reduce anxiety for our patients and help with their healing process.
  • Scholarships to high school students entering a health care field.
  • Small patient comfort items, such as quilts for our neonatal intensive care babies, caps for every newborn baby, and colorful surgical caps for pediatric patients.
  • Renovation projects on several inpatient and outpatient units.
  • Hospital equipment purchase
  • Contributions to the Wigs for Patients program
  • Support for the House of Mercy Homeless Center
  • Contributions to the Hospitality House

Our volunteers take tremendous pride in its long tradition of service to Mercyhealth and the communities it serves.  If you would like to contribute, click here to be taken to our Annual Campaign.

Board Members

Mercyhealth Association of Volunteers Board Members
(Rock County and Walworth County, Wisconsin and McHenry County, Illinois)

Mercyhealth Volunteer Association Board Members
(Winnebago County, Illinois)

Learn more about our volunteer programs

The Heart of the Hospital
True Dedication

Please call our volunteer offices with any questions.

Learn More

VIDEO: Love Light Ceremony 2020

VIDEO: Mercyhealth Volunteer Recognition 2019

VIDEO: Mercyhealth Volunteer Recognition 2018