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College Student Volunteer

Volunteers at Iowa Methodist, Methodist West, Blank Children's Hospital and Iowa Lutheran make a difference for our patients, families and staff.  College volunteers must commit to two semesters or 6 months.  We no longer do Summer only placements. 

College student volunteers need to meet the following requirements:

  1. Currently enrolled in college.
  2. Be 18 years of age or older.
  3. Willing to commit to volunteering one shift, for a minimum of 2 to 4 hours once per week.
  4. Must volunteer for two semesters or six months (Example: summer and fall, fall and spring, spring and summer). NO SUMMER ONLY OPPORTUNITIES! 
  5. Must complete an application, health screening, attend an orientation/placement meeting and provide references.
  6. Must clear a criminal background check.

College Volunteer Opportunities

Methodist West Hospital

We are not taking applications at this time. Applications will open up again shortly. Please check back soon. 

Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Blank Children's Hospital

We are accepting volunteer applications for Iowa Methodist and Blank Children's Hospital. Please note: Volunteer opportunities at Blank working with children are limited as well. Only a few spots still available. College Volunteers APPLY Here


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 Methodist Hospital. College students majoring in all areas of health care and social services are encouraged to apply.  A 6-month commitment is required. 

If interested, please contact the office manager at 515-326-5095 for details or  APPLY HERE.  

Iowa Lutheran Hospital

We are accepting college applications for Iowa Lutheran Hospital.  Volunteer shifts for college students vary in departments, weekdays, and hours. College volunteers must commit to one shift per week and two semesters or 6 months. If interested in volunteering at Iowa Lutheran, please complete the application: Apply Here!