Become a Hospice or Palliative Care Volunteer
We are so excited you are interested in volunteering. We believe you will truly make a difference in someone's life through your efforts.
Being a volunteer is definitely a commitment and we appreciate your willingness to give of your time and efforts.
Once application is received we will contact you for a face-to-face interview. An interview precedes all training and does not necessarily ensure you will become a Hospice or Palliative Care volunteer.
Please complete the application:
Call the UnityPoint Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at (319) 368-5632 to request an application via mail.
Complete our online volunteer application form.
We will contact you by e-mail or mail with further information after we receive your application.
Hospice Volunteer Opportunities
Patient and Family Ambassador
As a Patient and Family Ambassador, you provide respite or companionship. You may read, play cards, write a letter or just have a conversation.
While providing respite, you stay with the patient to allow caregivers or loved ones the time to take care of themselves. This may be time to get a haircut, go to the grocery store or even a day-long outing with friends. Patient and Family Ambassadors typically visit patients two to four times a month.
11th hour Companion
As an 11th Hour Companion, you comfort patients in their last hours by taking shifts around the clock, sitting by their side. This presence ensures they are not alone or provides a reassuring presence to loved ones.
As a bereavement Support Volunteer, you assist with our 13-month follow up program. Additionally, our Bereavement Program seeks volunteers to support the annual Camp Embracing Memories for young people dealing with loss.
As an Administrative Support Volunteer, you work behind-the-scenes, assisting with assembling patient admission packets, filing, mailing, clerical tasks and special projects.
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, click here to become a volunteer.