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Volunteering at Mercy Medical Center

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.

Volunteer Informational Sessions

The informational sessions are held at either Mercy Medical Center at 1111 6th Avenue in Des Moines or West Lakes at 1755 59th Place in West Des Moines.

  • West Des Moines -- September 18 from 10-11 a.m. at West Lakes in Cownie Conference Room
  • Des Moines -- September 28 from 10-11 a.m. at Mercy Medical Center, East Tower Conference Room 1
  • West Des Moines – October 10 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at West Lakes in Cownie Conference Room
  • Des Moines – October 23 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Mercy Medical Center, East Tower Conference Room 1
  • West Des Moines – November 6 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at West Lakes in Cownie Conference Room
  • Des Moines – November 21 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Mercy Medical Center, East Tower Conference Room 1
  • Des Moines – December 6 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Mercy Medical Center, East Tower Conference Room 1
  • West Des Moines – December 20 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at West Lakes in Cownie Conference Room
  • Des Moines – January 10, 2018 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Mercy Medical Center in East Tower Conference Room 1
  • West Des Moines – January 25, 2018 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at West Lakes in Cownie Conference Room
  • Des Moines – February 19, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Mercy Medical Center, East Tower Conference Room 1
  • West Des Moines – March 1, 2018 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at West Lakes in Cownie Conference Room

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

Volunteering at 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.

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

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