Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Information and resources for AHS students, faculty and staff

UIC has asked all non-essential employees to work remotely and all students to stay home. AHS offices and clinics are closed but all AHS faculty and staff are working remotely and courses are being delivered online.

Volunteer opportunities for students

Mile Square Health Center
Mile Square Health Center is looking for student volunteers to help with spreadsheet management for the Mile Square Food Delivery Services in response to COVID-19. Patients on the south and west side are being connected to food and your help is needed to make sure it continues throughout the summer!

The commitment is ~2 hours every other day Monday-Saturday (on average 6-8 hours a week).  You are mostly responsible for organizing excel spreadsheets, requesting appointments by sending messages for patients, and creating a delivery list for our delivery drivers.

If you have interest in helping with this project, please contact: Sarah Agamah and cc Dr. Sodabeh Etminan.

Top Box Foods
As a community-based organization dedicated to social justice, Top Box Foods is committed to standing with our community partners to address deep-seated societal issues, including access to food, and build a just and equitable world for all. Work towards this goal has been made since the pandemic began: our volunteers have helped distribute over 10,000 boxes – enough for over 160,000 meals.  And you can help us keep making a difference.

Top Box Foods Chicago has launched emergency home deliveries to people sheltering in place. We are working with the City of Chicago to help fill the gap in access to affordable food for people on SNAP and for families who are suffering financially from this crisis. We are offering our customers delivery free of charge.

We need delivery drivers typically on Wednesday and Friday, and periodically on Monday and Saturday. Your activity will typically run 1-1/2 to 2 hours.  You will need a licensed, insured vehicle.

We also need warehouse helpers; people to assist in preparing orders for delivery. Warehouse shifts are typically 3-4 hours, and on varying days during the week. All that is required are closed-toe shoes, a jacket and your personal mask.  We have gloves and hand sanitizer, but we encourage you to bring your own.

A more detailed description, including our social distancing protocol can be found here. Upon completing our form we’ll get in touch and get you started.  Click here to sign up!

Gourmet Gorilla
This organization typically provides breakfast and lunch to both public and private schools. The pivoted after the schools closed to providing a week’s worth of breakfast and lunches to individual children on the Free & Reduced Meal Program.

  • They need assistance with distribution of these meals through “driver helpers” to schools and families in need throughout the Chicago area. They will provide PPE.
  • Social Media support to help GG promote the USDA box program and Meal programs during Covid 19
  • Kitchen Production Support helping assemble emergency meals

Contact Allison Polke at allison.polke@gorillakids.com