Volunteers help K-12 students with their homework during their stay at the hospital. Volunteers need no previous experience in education. This unit is great for anyone who wishes to work closely with children in their future. The duties while volunteering in Educational Services may follow this type of order: 1. Provide basic instruction in order to facilitate the student's return to the classroom. 2. Maintain a regular tutoring time. 3. Pace lessons to meet the timeframe of the class. 4. Communicate information, questions, and concerns that directly affect the student's progress.
All prospective Educational Services volunteers will attend large group orientation, where they will receive general University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics information. Volunteers will also attend small group orientation to receive training and information about the unit, as well as a tour of the area.
The dress code for this unit is a Volunteer Services polo, khaki pants, and closed-toe shoes. Shirts are available for purchase at Wild Rose Gifts (Main Entrance Lobby) Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers must follow the professional appearance policy, which includes wearing the volunteer badge at all times.
The Educational Services unit needs volunteers Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers are asked to sign up for a total of three hours per week, however the three hours cannot be done in succession. This unit is not available for the summer semester.
Areas of Study Best Suited
This unit is well suited for anyone majoring in any pre-health sciences field and is great for education majors. Special needs exist for tutors with expertise in calculus, geometry, advanced algebra, chemistry, physics, and foreign languages. Volunteers must be reliable and dedicated.