UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Lutheran Hospital Volunteen Program:

Currently, we have limited openings and are accepting applications from students that will not be involved in a spring sport or activity. (If you are going to be in a spring sport or activity, please check back for an update March 9, 2015.)

If you are in eighth grade through eleventh grade (minimum age of 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 based on openings and attend once a week. "Volunteens" brighten the days of patients by delivering cards and flowers, 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 if volunteering during the winter or spring months.  

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

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!