St. Patrick’s Residence Nursing and Rehabilitation has a strong volunteer base of 250+, who come to our Home daily, weekly, monthly or for special events. The volunteers of St. Patrick's are a vital part of the work we do in helping the Carmelite Sisters care for the Aged and Infirm. Volunteers are part of the Service Family, joining the Sisters, staff, the Guild and family members to bring God’s love to the Aged. We work together towards one goal, as is stated in the Mission Statement of the Carmelite Sisters, “to clasp the hand of the Aged and give meaning to the autumn of life.”

There is Something for Everyone...

Wherever you work, whatever you do, you will be helping us to love and care for our Residents.  St. Patrick’s offers many areas of volunteer opportunities with a variety of days and times to meet each individual’s preferences and availability. The following list is some of the areas of volunteering offered by St. Patrick’s for consideration:

  •     Mass Escort
  •     Happy Hour
  •     Beauty Shop
  •     Garment Labeling
  •     Bingo and Other Activities
  •     Office Support
  •     Bus Driving / Trip Escort
  •     Pastoral Care
  •     Fundraising / Events
  •     Clinic Transport
  •     Gardening

St. Patrick’s Residence is proud of our Youth Volunteers. Special opportunities are available to young people, ages 13-18, with parental consent. We also have volunteer opportunities for youth working on community service hours for school, confirmation or a youth group.

Parades * Special Parties * Weekend Events * Bingo on Saturdays
For more information on how you can become a part of our family, contact the Volunteer Department at (630) 416-6565, extension 1528 or at volunteer@stpatricksresidence.org. You may also fill out our request information form. To do so please click here.

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Wonderful Volunteer Opportunities

The Volunteer Department is currently seeking volunteers to help in the areas highlighted below. 

Dining Companion

Do you enjoy conversation? Can you give us one hour of your time at lunch or dinner? We are looking for caring individuals to socialize and assist our residents, who are no longer able to assist themselves, at mealtimes. Volunteers must be able to sit for periods of one hour. Training will be given.

Beauty Shop Assistant

Volunteer assistance in the Beauty Shop is needed on Mondays, 9 a.m. - Noon.

Bingo Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist our residents during Bingo on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Pastoral Care - Eucharistic Minister

Volunteer assistance is needed in offering communion to the residents, who are unable to attend daily Mass. Training will be given. Moderate physical requirements.  Must be a Eucharistic Minister.  Schedule is flexible, but mornings are preferred.

Happy Hour

Volunteers are needed to help with Happy Hour on the weekends from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Volunteers will serve snacks, beverages and visit with our residents. Training will be given.

Office Assistant

Volunteers are needed to assist in the office with filing, organizing employee materials, shredding documents and other duties.  Weekdays, flexible schedule.

Mass Escort

Volunteers are needed to transport residents to and from Mass on Wednesday and Friday mornings from            9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities, please call Jill Whitledge, Volunteer Coordinator at (630) 416-6565 or email at volunteer@stpatricksresidence.org.

Summer of Service

Enrollment for the Summer of Service Youth Volunteer program begins May 1st. 

The program is limited to the first 35 students.

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27th Annual Golf Outing

It's time to get out your clubs and join the Sisters for a day of fun, Monday, May 23rd at Stonebridge Country Club in Aurora.

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