UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

College Student Volunteer

Volunteers at Iowa Methodist, Blank Children's Hospital and Iowa Lutheran make a difference for our patients, families and staff. College students are on-boarded into our volunteer program three times per year - fall semester, spring semester and summer (must commit to 10 weeks during summer). 

College students volunteering during the school year need to meet the following requirements:

  1. Currently enrolled in college.
  2. Be 18 years of age or older.
  3. Willing to commit to volunteering for a minimum of 2 to 4 hours once per week.
  4. Must volunteer for two semesters (Example: summer and fall, fall and spring, spring and summer).
  5. Summer volunteering college students must be available to commit to 10-weeks of the summer.
  6. Must complete an application, health screening, attend an orientation/placement meeting and provide references.
  7. Must clear a criminal background check.

College Volunteer Opportunities

Methodist West Hospital

We are now accepting college application at Methodist West Hospital.  Please complete an application HERE

Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Blank Children's Hospital

We are now accepting college application at Methodist West Hospital.  Please complete an application HERE

Iowa Lutheran Hospital

Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Fall Emergency Department Volunteer Program at Iowa Lutheran Hospital! If you wish to apply, download the Volunteer Application and fill out in entirety. Upon completion, mail the document to:

Iowa Lutheran Hospital
Volunteer Services Office
Attn: Brad Fuglsang
700 E University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316-2392

As space is limited, applications and interviews will be accepted and conducted on a first come, first served basis.

In order to participate in the Iowa Lutheran Hospital Emergency Department Volunteer Program the following two training sessions are mandatory (Sorry, no exceptions!):

Lutheran Hospital Orientation: Friday, September 22, 10:30 AM – 12:30 AM
Emergency Department Simulation Lab: Wednesday, September 27, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Available shifts are Monday through Friday from 11 AM - 2 PM, 2 PM - 5 PM and 5 PM - 8 PM.