Volunteer at UnityPoint Health - Meriter


Meriter Hospital Volunteer Services

Volunteers play a key role in enhancing the patient and visitor experience at UnityPoint Health – Meriter hospital. If giving back to our community in a healthcare setting interests you, we may have just the opportunity! 

How to Become a Volunteer

The volunteer on-boarding process involves the following five steps which must be completed in the order below. If you have any questions during this process, don't hesitate to reach out to a member of our team. Before getting started, please take a moment to review our volunteer requirements which help to ensure the health and safety of our patients:
  • Must be at least 14 years of age
  • Be able to commit to a 2-4 hour weekly shift for minimum of 6 consecutive months or 2 semesters
  • Complete a health screening and pass a criminal background check.
  • Keep annual requirements up-to-date which includes attending the Flu/TB clinics and updating your annual education every Fall

Application Process

Volunteer applications are currently closed and will reopen on 12/1/23.
Pre-Placement Interview
Once we have reviewed your application, we will reach out to schedule a pre-placement interview to learn more about your interests and skillsets and discuss placements that are relevant to your availability. We will also run a criminal background check.
Health Screening

When your volunteer placement has been determined, you will need to set up a health screening appointment with Employee Health Services.

  • Complete a TB test.
  • Show proof of immunity against Rubella, Measles, Mumps, Varicella, Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis, as well as proof of the COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot.
Volunteer Orientation
You will need to complete two online training modules for volunteer orientation. Once cleared by EHS, you’ll be invited to attend a Final Check Step to meet our team in person, get a badge made, receive a polo and a tour and instructions on how to set up any required unit training or shadow shifts.

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