Please read info below before volunteering
COVID-19 is a big deal…
Thank you so much for your beautiful desire to help. We started this branch of Chicago COVIDsitters because we ourselves are future doctors. These are our friends and family on the frontlines, and we will be joining the healthcare workforce in the coming months/years. It means so much to us that students from other professions are banding together to support all hospital workers.
We want to make sure you understand the risk.
All hospital staff are working with COVID-19 patients in some capacity. By entering their homes to care for their kid and pets, we want you to be aware that there is risk to your health. We recommend that you do not volunteer to provide childcare if you need to be in contact with elderly or at-risk populations. We also require that you commit to significant social distancing and stringent hygiene standards outside of your volunteering commitments. The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to get worse.
Ultimately, the choice to volunteer with healthcare worker families is yours, and yours alone.
We are so grateful for your desire to help take care of our healthcare worker family. Wishing safe health to you and your family,
- The Chicago COVIDsitters Team
Note: Chicago COVIDsitters does not conduct any background or other checks on healthcare workers or their families. It’s up to you to decide whether to assist any particular healthcare worker who submits a request. If you ever feel uncomfortable with a request, you have no obligation to fulfill it and we ask that you let us know by emailing Your safety is important to us.
These services are completely voluntary and not endorsed by, nor provided in association with, any medical college or university.
How It Works
Healthcare and essential workers request help with childcare, petsitting, and running errands. You apply to volunteer via our google form and we pair you with a family that fits the services you are able to provide!
If at any point you can no longer volunteer, please let the family know, email us at .
If you become sick or are worried you might have been exposed to COVID-19, please email ASAP..