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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Ankeny)

1055 Southwest Oralabor Road
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

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UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine | Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th Street Southwest
Altoona, IA 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ankeny Medical Park

3625 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 Southeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322

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Adult Volunteer

Due to hospital restrictions, we are ONLY accepting new volunteer applications for a few selective areas at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to opening back up in the future. 

Volunteers at Iowa Methodist, Iowa Lutheran and Methodist West make a difference for our patients, families and staff at the hospitals. We have opportunities for men and women. There can be opportunities both in patient care areas and non-patient areas such as the gift shop, family waiting rooms, clerical support, and more. A typical volunteer assignment is once a week for 2-4 hours. We ask our volunteers to make a six-month commitment.

Requirements to becoming a volunteer:

  • Have a desire to help and become a part of our health care team.
  • Complete a volunteer application (including contact information for 3 personal references).
  • Complete a simple health screening at no cost to you. A seasonal flu vaccine is required.
  • Pass a criminal background and dependent adult/child abuse registry check.
  • Attend a placement interview/orientation session.
  • Complete necessary training.

All UnityPoint Des Moines hospitals have the same requirements.  Please contact the hospital of your choice for specifics.  

Our Campuses

Iowa Methodist and Blank Children's Hospital

Due to hospital restrictions, we are ONLY accepting new volunteer applications for the HELP program at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to opening back up in the future. 

HELP PROGRAM
What is HELP? The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) was developed by health care experts at Yale University to prevent delirium and physical decline in hospitalized older adults. HELP is now part of quality health care in more than 200 hospitals in the United States and internationally. 

The Hospital Elder Life Program at UnityPoint Health works with nurses, doctors and other health care professionals. HELP staff and volunteers receive special program training and education to provide activities and services to assist in keeping patients engaged and active.

We are looking for several volunteers to join the HELP team at Iowa Methodist Hospital.  A 6-month commitment is required. 

If interested, please contact Volunteer Services for at Iowa Methodist for details at 515.241.6414 or e-mail Mindy Brightman at Melinda.Brightman@unitypoint.org

SURGERY WAITING ROOM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
The IMMC/BCH Surgery Waiting Room is a busy place where volunteers play an important role in providing positive customer service to families who are waiting for loved ones in surgery. Volunteers work with staff to provide a helpful, welcoming presence in the waiting room. They help families put items in lockers and escort families to consultation rooms when the surgeon is ready to visit with the family. We currently have volunteer openings from 7am – 11am and 3-7pm on weekdays. Volunteers in this area do not provide any medical information to families; that is the responsibility of the surgery staff.

If you love helping people and would like to be part of our surgery waiting room volunteer team, please email Mindy Brightman at Melinda.Brightman@unitypoint.org.

Iowa Lutheran Hospital

Due to hospital restrictions, we are not accepting new volunteer applications at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to opening back up in the future. 

Methodist West Hospital

Due to hospital restrictions, we are not accepting new volunteer applications at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to opening back up in the future.