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

The college summer program is full and Methodist West Hospital will not be accepting applications.  Thank you.

Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Blank Children's Hospital

We are now accepting applications for our 10-week summer program. A limited number of applications will be accepted. Please carefully consider whether you will be able to commit to 10 weeks of volunteering between June and August before completing the application. The IMMC/BCH College application link is on the left-hand side of this page. To apply: Click Here. Thank you for your interest in our program!  

Iowa Lutheran Hospital

Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Summer College 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 College Emergency Department Volunteer Program the following two training sessions are mandatory (Sorry, no exceptions!):

Lutheran Hospital Orientation: Friday, May 19, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Emergency Department Simulation Lab: Wednesday, May 31, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Available shifts are from 11 am-2 pm, 2 pm-5 pm, 5 pm-8 pm, and 8 pm-11 pm each day of the week.