Volunteering - The Greatest Gift You Can Give!


Consider Volunteering With Us

When considering volunteering, Finley offers two convenient options. You can volunteer at Finley Hospital or with the local RSVP volunteer corps.

Finley's volunteer program offers a variety of opportunities for service in our hospital to men and women, ages 14 and up. Volunteers are important to the Finley Family and are valuable resources for providing excellent customer service.

Our needs vary according to specific department. We try to match a volunteer with his/her interests to make sure it is a positive experience for both the volunteer and the hospital.

Volunteering at Finley affords you the opportunity to meet new friends, help others, and stay active.

How To Become a Volunteer

Volunteer assignments can be arranged with your schedule.

We do ask for at least a one year commitment.


The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is a member of the Senior Corps network of programs that use the experience, skills, and talents of adults 55 and older to meet the needs of our community. Sponsored by The Finley Hospital, RSVP has offices located on the first floor of the hospital near the cafeteria.

RSVP of Dubuque County has approximately 400 active volunteers that serve over 30 agencies county-wide. Volunteer opportunities include: Delivering Meals on Wheels, providing assistance at American Cancer Society's Discovery Shop, grounds work and gift shop opportunities at the Dubuque Arboretum and The Mines of Spain, providing friendly visits at the local nursing homes, and many other opportunities.

A significant benefit of RSVP is learning about multiple volunteer opportunities and finding the right volunteer experience for you, without having to go to numerous places. One visit with RSVP and you will learn about all the opportunities we have within your community. We work with you to find the right placement and will help you get started wherever you choose. There is never a cost to join or be a member of RSVP.

Sunshine Circle

The women of Sunshine Circle have been raising funds for The Finley Hospital, supporting the needs of women and children, since 1890. In addition to operating and staffing the Sunshine Gift Shop seven days a week, this all-volunteer group organizes fundraising projects and events throughout the year to help maintain important programs that ultimately benefit the entire Dubuque area; programs and facilities such as the Wendt Regional Cancer Center and the Kehl Diabetes and Babka Wellness Centers.

All proceeds from Sunshine Circle's efforts will benefit future needs of this compassionate and caring community called The Finley Hospital.