UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

College Student Volunteer

Volunteers at Iowa Methodist, Methodist West, 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 applications at Methodist West Hospital for the spring and fall semester.  Volunteer shifts for college students are in the Emergency Department.  Students will have opportunities to have direct interaction with the patients.  The shifts are from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. or 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. every day of the week.  Volunteers are assigned to a shift once a week.  Volunteers can apply using the application link or clicking here.  

Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Blank Children's Hospital

We are now accepting applications for the college spring semester.  Volunteers can apply using the application link or clicking here

Iowa Lutheran Hospital

We are now accepting applications for the college spring semester.  Volunteers can apply using the application link or clicking here.