Child Life Volunteer Opportunities | Blank Children's Hospital

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite E
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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Urgent Care - Urbandale

2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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Blank Children's Hospital


The Child Life Department relies heavily on the diligence and enthusiasm of volunteers. Volunteers are utilized in the Playroom, bedside, clinic and Emergency Department. 

Volunteer Duties and Responsibilities

To participate in the planning and implementation of activities and encourage children's play in both structured and creative activities. Examples may include:

  • Facilitating an arts and crafts activity
  • Reading stories
  • Holding and comforting a child
  • To set up and clean playrooms in accordance with toy safety standards for each session
  • To help clean toys, materials, and play area to comply with health standards
  • To assist with restocking and organizing materials and supplies
  • To prepare materials for special events, including special projects; i.e., making puppets, educational games, holiday decorations
  • To escort children to and from the nursing units for play activities
  • To attend orientations and periodic in-service training
  • To expand our program by offering new ideas, outside resources, and new contacts; i.e., play, musical instrument, sing or teach a hobby