Volunteer Services at UnityPoint Health - Meriter

Emergency Department

202 S. Park St.
Madison, WI 53715

4 min Average

Join Our Volunteer Team!

We are always looking for energetic people who want to share their time and talents in a healthcare environment and have fun while volunteering.

Please be aware that volunteers are required to make a 2-4 hour weekly commitment for a minimum of 9 months. Additionally, all volunteers must do a health screening that includes a 2 step TB skin test and documentation of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and receive a current influenza vaccine. Also, the State of Wisconsin requires that a criminal background check be completed on all health care volunteers.

Application for Volunteer Services 

Please print and complete the Application for Volunteer Services Form, the Volunteer Consent Agreement, and the Background Information Disclosure Form you see below. We are currently only on-boarding non-students and teens who can continue volunteering over the winter break. 

Note to college students: the deadline to volunteer this fall has passed. The deadline for applications for the spring semester is January 31, 2020. We will begin conducting interviews as early as November. Please keep this in mind when submitting your paperwork. 

Forms may be emailed, dropped off at the Information Desk or mailed to:

UnityPoint Health - Meriter
Attn: Volunteer Services Recruitment Coordinator
202 South Park Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53715

Volunteer at UnityPoint Health - Meriter

The caring people who volunteer at UnityPoint Health - Meriter reflect the community we serve – women and men, teens, college students, working professionals and retirees. Meriter volunteers complement our dedicated staff by enhancing the quality of healthcare provided to our patients who come from all over south central Wisconsin. 

Kind words and personalized assistance go a long way in making our guests comfortable. So, if you are interested in being a vital part of the UnityPoint Health – Meriter consistent standard of 'Excellence Always,' then volunteering with us is the perfect fit for you! Our Volunteer Services staff will work with you to select a volunteer placement that meets your interests and availability. At the same time, we want to give you a chance to learn new skills and gain a sense of personal satisfaction and accomplishment when you volunteer. Discover how a couple hours each week can make a real difference for our patients, their families and for you!

A few of the volunteer opportunities that await you include:

  • Facilitating physician and family consults in our Surgical Waiting Room
  • Assisting visitors or callers at our Information Desk
  • Visiting patients through our unique Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)
  • Supporting new families in our very busy Birthing Center
  • Assisting Emergency Room team members
  • Delivering patient flowers
  • Providing assistance to our guests in the Gift Shop or Greenbush Garden Bistro
  • Be a Team Unit Partner by stocking supplies and making daily patient visits on many nursing units
  • Facilitating the admission of our patients, delivering paperwork to nursing units, and working on special projects as an At Your Service volunteer
  • and many, many more...

See a full list of current opportunities.

Other Volunteer Options

As a UnityPoint Health – Meriter volunteer, you could also choose to participate in various fundraising events, serve on a volunteer leadership council or join a small group committee. For example:

  • Annual December Love Lights tree lighting program
  • Annual Scholarship Committee which awards financial support to area high school Seniors pursuing a health care career

Flu Vaccination

UnityPoint Health - Meriter recognizes its responsibility to provide patients, staff members and volunteers with the safest environment possible. Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The most effective way to prevent infection from an influenza virus is through annual influenza vaccination. Therefore, volunteers are required to obtain an annual flu vaccination in order to volunteer during flu season at UnityPoint Health – Meriter.

Privacy and Security Training for Volunteers

Please review the training and patient safety education modules below, complete the post-test you received during your Volunteer Services interview, and bring the completed test to your scheduled New Volunteer Orientation. 

Click here to review the Patient Privacy & Security Training for Volunteers module

Click here to review the Patient Safety Education for Volunteers module

Friends of Meriter Newsletter

Please enjoy the current issue of NEWSLINE, a quarterly publication prepared specifically for our UnityPoint Health – Meriter volunteers.

Newsline - November 2019

Newsline - October 2019

Newsline - September 2019

Newsline - August 2019

Newsline - July 2019

Newsline - May 2019

Newsline - March 2019

Newsline - January 2019

Newsline - November 2018

Newsline - September 2018

Newsline - August 2018

Newsline - July 2018

Newsline - Spring/Summer 2018

Newsline - December 2017

Newsline - September 2017

Newsline - May 2017

Newsline - December 2016

Newsline - October 2016

Newsline - June 2016

Newsline - March 2016.pdf

Newsline - December 2015.pdf

Newsline - October 2015