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Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Lutheran Hospital Volunteen Program:

Thank you for your interest in the Iowa Lutheran Hospital Volunteen Program! The Volunteen Program is currently at full capacity. However, applications will be accepted and placed on a waiting list. Please start by reading the Prospect Letter to determine your eligibility and requirements to be met by the program. If you wish to apply, download the Volunteen Application, 2 Reference Forms, and a Grades Release Form. Upon completion, mail the documents to:

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

If there is mutual interest between the applicant and program, an in-person interview will be arranged to continue the process.


Blank Children's

Volunteers at Blank Children's Hospital must be 18 years of age or older and may not be high school students. We do encourage volunteer groups to help provide an assortment of items for patients. Thank you for you interest in serving our patients!


Methodist West Hospital

Thank you for your interest in the Teen Volunteer Program at Methodist West Hospital.  All our volunteers must be at least 16 years old; commit to volunteer for 6 months; volunteer for a shift once a week.   Listed below are the current openings in the Teen Program.   If you are interested in applying for our program, please fill out the Application by clicking on the MWH Teen Volunteer Form on the left hand side.  After your application is submitted, the volunteer coordinator will contact you to discuss the program, requirements and the volunteer process.

Surgery Waiting Room

Tuesday 5:00 am-7:00 am; Tuesday 4-5:30 pm; Thursdays 5:00 am-7:00 am; Friday 5:00 am-7:00 am
Our surgery waiting area is in need of volunteers to help at the desk in the waiting room.  The volunteers interact with families who have patients in surgery early in the morning or late in the day.  This is a quieter time in the surgery waiting room so this would be a great opportunity for students.  The main role for the volunteer is to greet the patient and families when they arrive; explains the registration process; interacts with families; updates them on the process of surgery; communicates with the nursing staff and physicians.