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Prospective Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Mercy Medical Center. Due to the sensitive nature of situations encountered in a hospital setting, Mercy has implemented an extensive screening process which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Attending an hour-long Informational Session to learn more about the application process, hear about volunteer opportunities and receive application materials;
  • Completing a background check, interview, health review and orientations;
  • Being at least 16 years old;
  • Committing to a regular shift for a minimum of six months; and
  • Reading the Guide to Becoming a Mercy Volunteer.

Interested in our Summer Youth Volunteer Program?

  • Download a PDF with detailed information on Mercy's Summer Youth Volunteer Program here.
  • Print out a copy of the Summer Youth Volunteer Program application here.

Volunteer Informational Sessions May-August 2016

  • May 11, 2016 (Wednesday) 3-4 p.m., Mercy central campus, East Tower Conference Room 1
  • May 23, 2016 (Monday) 9-10 a.m., Mercy West Lakes, Cownie Conference Room
  • June 10 (Friday) 9-10 a.m., Mercy central campus, East Tower Conference Room 1
  • June 27 (Monday) 2-3 p.m., Mercy West Lakes, Cownie Conference Room
  • July 7 (Thursday) 2-3 p.m., Mercy central campus, East Tower Conference Room 1
  • July 21 (Thursday) 9-10 a.m., Mercy West Lakes, Cownie Conference Room
  • Aug. 8 (Monday) 1-2 p.m., Mercy central campus, East Tower Conference Room 1
  • Aug. 23 (Tuesday) 3-4 p.m., Mercy West Lakes, Cownie Conference Room

To register for an Informational Session, please call (515) 247-3246 or email volunteerservices@mercydesmoines.org.


Volunteering at Mercy Hospice or Bishop Drumm Retirement Center or Mercy Hospice does not require attendance at an Informational Session or completing the standard process.

  • If you are interested in volunteering at Mercy Hospice, please contact (515) 643-6150
  • If you are interested in volunteering at Bishop Drumm, please contact (515) 270-1100

Driving directions for the session locations

(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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