A vital part of our ability to make healthcare personal for our patients and their families is our volunteers. Without their commitment, much of what we do at Mahaska Health would not be possible. If you have a passion for people and are interested in donating some of your time, please consider volunteering.

If you have questions regarding the application process or for more information, please contact volunteer coordinator, Kim Langfitt at 641.672.3342 or klangfitt@mahaskahealth.org

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Alternatively, you may download the Volunteer Application form here and return it to Mahaska Health at your convenience, attn: Kim Langfitt, Mahaska Health Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer Opportunities & Requirements

Admitting and Registration – Greets patients, offers refreshments, provides directions and performs miscellaneous office tasks.

Gardening and Maintenance – Plant flowers around campus and tend to landscaping throughout the summer months. Assist with general maintenance functions to our facility and grounds.

Patient Care – Assist patients and families with activities of daily living such as transportation/running errands, companionship for the patient and respite for the families.
Office Support – Assist with mailings, filing and answering phones in the office.
Bereavement Support – Provide empathy and friendship to the surviving loved ones during the year following the patient’s death.
Hospice Serenity House – A variety of opportunities exist for patient care volunteers as well as volunteers to support staff by answering phones and call lights as well as helping to maintain the house.

The Hospital and Hospice Auxiliaries support the mission of Mahaska Health through many annual fundraisers and generous financial contributions that provide additional services for our patients and their families. The work of these groups enhances the quality of care we are able to provide our patients and much of what we do would not be possible without their ongoing support.

Volunteering with Mahaska Health is a great way to explore a career in healthcare and learn new skills while helping others. Our program offers students ages 14 to 21 a variety of opportunities for service in our hospital.
We have a wide variety of volunteer positions available to students:
• Birthing Center Assistant
• Emergency Department Assistant (must be 18 years or older)
• Inpatient Assistant
• Lab escort
• Marketing and Design Assistant
• Office Assistant
• Patient Greeter
• Surgery Liaison

Whether you are a high school student, college student, retired, stay-at-home parent or part of the paid workforce, we can fit volunteering to your schedule. Volunteers must be 14 years of age and older.
Volunteers are asked to commit to working at least four hours per month. After successful completion of our application and interview process, volunteers will be required to:
• Consent to a criminal background check
• Submit to a tuberculosis (TB) test
• Attend an orientation and/or training
• Adhere to strict confidentiality