UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Teen Volunteer Opportunities

All teen volunteer requests should go to Iowa Lutheran's teen program. See the form at the left of this page.

Currently accepting applications

If you are entering eighth grade through twelfth grade (minimum age is 14), are willing to give a minimum of six months of your time and would like to share your skills and time to help patients and hospital staff, please fill out the teen volunteer web form. Teen volunteers meet year round. Our program meets from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Volunteens are placed on a regular night and attend once a week. "Volunteens" brighten the days of patients by delivering cards and flowers and patient visiting and assist staff in various ways such as escorting visitors, restocking supplies, folding surgery gowns, etc. Students are required to have this year's annual flu shot when it becomes available this fall.

Please contact Holly Porter at holly.porter@unitypoint.org with any questions. To request more information or an application, fill out the Teen Volunteer Form to the left. An application will be sent to you by email along with the next informational meeting date.  


Blank Children's

We do not have teen volunteer opportunities available at Blank Children's Hospital. Individuals must be age 18 or older. No high school students, and 18-year-olds need to be in college. However, Blank Children's Hospital does encourage volunteer groups to help provide an assortment of items for patients.