UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital

Volunteer

There are many reasons St. Luke's Hospital has such a strong corps of volunteers. Some volunteer for the opportunity to meet new people and feel connected to the community. Others want to be connected to a healthcare environment to explore careers and learn new skills. Many find fulfillment and purpose in giving of their expertise for the good of others.

For more than 50 years, St. Luke's Hospital has attracted volunteers from all walks of life. We are always looking for new volunteers ages 14 years and up. Contact us to find out how you can join the St. Luke's Hospital volunteer program.

Who Volunteers?

  • High school and college students
  • Adults of all ages and walks of life
  • Couples and families
  • Those seeking on-the-job experience - a perfect "building block" on any resume or a good start to a career in healthcare.
  • Those seeking careers in healthcare - great experience before you declare a major in the field.
  • Retirees - stay active and share your knowledge, compassion and experience.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteers help make dreams become reality. In a community, volunteering brings people together for a common cause and provides participants with a true opportunity to make a difference. Volunteering not only helps others...it helps you!

  • Volunteering is fun and rewarding.
  • Meet new people & make new friends.
  • Receive formal and informal recognition for a "job well-done!"
  • Get personal satisfaction from helping others.
  • Stay up-to-date with advancements in healthcare.
  • Explore careers in the healthcare field.

Getting Started

Consider your schedule and when you would be available to volunteer. Some people prefer a weekly assignment while others want to volunteer on an on-call basis.

Areas of interest

Review the list of Volunteer Opportunities. Note the areas that interest you.

Fill out an application

Call St. Luke's Volunteer Office at (319) 369-7213 to request an application via mail.

Download the application.
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Complete our online volunteer application form.

We will contact you by e-mail or mail with further information after we receive your application.

Schedule an interview

A Volunteer Services staff member will contact you to schedule an interview. They will want to talk about your experience and interests, your reasons for wanting to volunteer and the times you are available to volunteer.

Meet standard health requirements

If you and the St. Luke's staff member feel volunteering in a hospital setting would be the right fit for you, you will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and take an annual tuberculosis test. 

Orientation

After you have been offered a position as a volunteer and have met health requirements you will be asked to attend an orientation that will introduce you to volunteering in a hospital.

Watch our video to learn more about volunteering