About Mercy

Volunteer Services

Volunteers play an important role in providing personal attention to patients and fulfilling our Mercy Mission.

Adult Volunteer Application
Applications can be emailed to jenna.maxson@mercyic.org or delivered to Community Relations Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

SUMMER YOUTH VOLUNTEER PROGRAM FOR 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We apologize for this, however it is the best decision for the health and safety of all. Applications previously sent in will be held for next year.

Volunteer Opportunities

Patient Oriented: 

Assist with overall patient comfort, stocking and assisting department staff as trained and appropriate. 

Patient Focused Volunteer Departments include:

  • 3 West Medical
  • 4 Center Orthopedics
  • Emergency Care Unit 
  • Endoscopy
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Medical Oncology
  • Surgery Care Unit
  • Telemetry

Clerical and Guest Services:

  • Community Relations
  • Surgery Waiting Desk
  • Information Desk
  • Guest Service Stations
  • Maternal Child
  • Gift Shop
  • Guest Lodging
  • Professional Liaison 
  • Patient Mail Delivery
  • SHIIP Senior Health Insurance Information Counselors

    Seasonal, Scheduled as Needed, or on Your Own Schedule:

    • Baby caps and booties (knit or crochet)
    • 4 North Pet Therapy
    • Lifeline Installers
    • Bridge Marathon
    • Bulk Mailings
    • Fall Risk Kits
    • Angel Craft Group
    • Hand Hygiene Audit Secret Agents

      Eucharistic Minister / Pastoral Care: Volunteers deliver communion and spiritual support to patients. 

      Emerson Point: Located at 1355 Shannon Dr, Iowa City, IA 52246. Assist with activities such as BINGO for Emerson Point residents. 

      Volunteer Requirements

      • Submit volunteer application 
      • Interview
      • Meet background check requirements
      • Sign confidentiality agreement
      • Health History / Immunization Form completion 
      • On-line initial orientation and competency quiz 
      • Unit specific training 
      • On-going education and documentation as required 

      Reach our Volunteer Office at 319-339-3659 or email jenna.maxson@mercyic.org