Volunteer at Allen Hospital - Waterloo


It’s the Greatest Gift You Can Give! 

Allen Hospital volunteers are an integral part of our healthcare team and make an important difference wherever they serve. Depending on individual interests, some of our volunteers work directly with patients and others provide invaluable assistance in hospital support areas. We offer an opportunity for a meaningful experience and a chance to make a difference in people's lives. Whether your interest is to give back to your community or to explore healthcare careers, we have a place for you! 

We have three different programs. 

  • Adult: (long-term commitment) 
  • CAST:  College-aged and short-term volunteer program. (Full semester commitment equal to around 60 hours of service is required) 
  • SVP:  Summer Volunteer Program (high school students ages 14-18) SVP takes place each summer during the months of June and July through mid-August. Application deadline for this program is mid-May. We have 10 available spots for applicants for the SVP. Summer availability is as follows: Monday through Friday we will have one student each day between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon, and one student each day between the hours of noon and 4 p.m. 

For more information or questions about volunteer opportunities at Allen Hospital, contact Volunteer Coordinator Sally.Sherwood@unitypoint.org or Jennifer.Kipp@unitypoint.org. 

Steps to Becoming a Volunteer

Complete the program application best suited for you
Once you have submitted your application, you will be contacted the next business day to schedule an interview. 
A 30-minute interview is a time for Volunteer Services staff to talk to you about your experience and interest, your reason for wanting to volunteer and times you are available to volunteer. At the interview, a photo will be taken for your ID badge and information on scheduling will be provided. 
Schedule a Health Screening
  • Bring a copy of your immunization record.  
  • The health screening and lab draw are covered by Volunteer Services and are a requirement to volunteer.  
Complete a Background Check Process
Make sure full DOB and SS # are on application so background check can be completed. 
New Volunteer Orientation (NVO) is an essential component to on-boarding new volunteers. NVO provides an overview of policies and procedures and explains how volunteers assist UnityPoint Health in creating a positive healthcare experience!  NVO is offered three times a week on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 
Once you have completed the on-boarding components you are ready to be placed in your volunteer assignment. Contact the Volunteer Office to set up a hospital tour and on-the-job training. 

Apply Now

Complete the program application best suited for you.

We’re excited you’ve chosen Allen Hospital as a place to donate your time and talents and we look forward to having you on the Volunteer Team!


Allen Hospital Auxiliary 

The Allen Hospital Auxiliary is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to supporting the hospital and its patients. The Auxiliary supports the hospital in achieving its mission and providing services to patients and their families through direct contact or through fund-raising that benefits patients. To fulfill these goals, the Auxiliary sponsors ongoing patient support programs, holds special events, and provides volunteer support, all of which benefit the hospital community as a whole. The Auxiliary is also proud to provide scholarships to deserving Allen College students pursuing careers in healthcare.

Join us in making a difference... 

Choose the membership that's right for you, then print out the Auxiliary Membership Application Form and send to: 

Allen Auxiliary 
Allen Hospital 
1825 Logan Ave. 
Waterloo, IA 50703 

Auxiliary Memberships

Associate Membership
Annual Dues: $15 

Includes Allen associates and volunteers. 
Patron Membership
Annual Dues: $35 

For those who are interested in the purpose of the Auxiliary. Patron members will have the privileges of active members but will not be required to give service.  
Life Membership
For those who are interested in the purpose of the Auxiliary. Life members will have the privileges of active members but will not be required to give service. These members do not pay annual dues but will have paid or pledged $125 in a one-year period. The Auxiliary Board confers this honor and presents these members with a framed Life Membership Certificate signed by the Auxiliary President and Hospital President/CEO.