Volunteer Placement Options

Placement information has not been updated since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many placements are not currently active, but when applicants are ready to commit to a weekly shift, we will share specific information on available placements. While no service site can be guaranteed in advance, our goal is to make the best possible service matches based on the needs of our hospital and the interests of each of our volunteers.

General Support Services

  • Center for Procedural Skills and Simulation
  • Community Relations Assistant
  • Concierge Services
  • Day of Surgery Lounge Assistant
  • DeGowin Blood Drive
  • Human Resources Clerical Assistant
  • Interpreting Services
  • Iowa Marrow Donor Program Outreach Assistant
  • Mother Baby Care Unit Vital Records Assistant
  • Nursing Recruitment Clerical Assistant
  • Nutrition Research Assistant
  • Office of the Patient Experience Clerical Assistant
  • SNICU Family Lounge Receptionist
  • Spiritual Services Eucharistic Minister
  • Spiritual Services Office Assistant
  • STEM Education Outreach
  • Wayfinding Ambassador

Inpatient Units

  • 5 South
  • Adult Acute Care
  • Adult Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Therapies
  • Burn Treatment Center
  • Butterfly Brigade/SBDF
  • Cancer Inpatient Unit
  • Cardiology Unit
  • Child Life
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Medicine Specialty Unit
  • MICU
  • Monkey Distribution
  • MOR/PACU/SSRF/ECT Perioperative Unit
  • Mother Baby Care Unit
  • Neuroscience Intermediate Inpatient Unit
  • NICU Clerk and Sibling Support
  • NICU Developmental Care
  • No One Dies Alone
  • NSIC
  • Pediatric Inpatient Support and Unit Host
  • PICU Waiting and RMH Family Room
  • Short Stay Unit/Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, and Urology
  • SOAR Burn Treatment Center Peer Support
  • Stroke Peer Visitor
  • Surgical Specialty Unit

Outpatient Clinics

  • Ambulatory Surgery Center Perioperative Unit
  • Center for Disabilities and Development
  • Clinical Research Unit Activities Assistant
  • Dermatology Clinic
  • Digestive Health Center
  • Emergency Department
  • HCCC Informational and Infusion Suite
  • Holden Comprehensive Cancer Clinic
  • IRL Champs
  • Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences/KidSight
  • Ophthalmology Clinic
  • Orthopedic Clinic
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology/Ophthalmology Genetics Navigator
  • Pediatric Specialty Clinic
  • Ponseti Clubfoot Clinic
  • Radiology
  • SFCH Sedation Prep and Recovery
  • SFCH Surgery Prep and Recovery
  • Surgical Specialty Clinic

Patients' Library

  • Patients' and Children's Library

Project Art

  • Art Cart Assistant
  • Heartbeats Choir

Rehabilitation Therapy

  • Furry Friends
  • Furry Friends Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pediatriatric Outpatient Physical Therapy - CDD
  • Physical Therapy Inpatient
  • Physical Therapy Outpatient
  • Recreational Music
  • Sports Medicine

Ronald McDonald House

  • Ronald McDonald House


  • Adolescent/Child Psych Tutor
  • Educational Services
  • Educational Services Tutor

Volunteer Services

  • Baby Hat Maker
  • Blood Donation
  • College Student Leader Board
  • Committee Member
  • Dance Marathon
  • Event Support
  • Flower Arrangement
  • Fourth Floor Salon Receptionist
  • Orientation
  • Refreshment Cart
  • Rooftop Café
  • Sock Monkey Maker
  • Special Projects
  • Volunteer Information Session
  • Volunteer Services Administrative Assistant
  • Volunteer Services Advisory Board
  • Volunteer Services Office
  • Volunteer Services Receptionist
  • Wild Rose Gifts