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Genesis Volunteer Program

Welcome to Volunteer Services, we’re glad you're here!

Volunteers are an integral and valuable component of Genesis Health System. We value the time that our volunteers put in to help not only patients and visitors, but our employees and physicians as well. We would love for you to join our team!

Benefits of Volunteering

Due to our busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, volunteering can be beneficial to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you to reduce stress, find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills and gain valuable work experience!

To keep our volunteers informed and show our appreciation, Genesis Volunteers:

  • Receive a bi-monthly Volunteer newsletter
  • Receive a free volunteer shirt, health screen and background check
  • Invite to our yearly Volunteer Recognition Dinner and Memorial Luncheon
  • Receive pins recognizing volunteer hours
  • 10% Discount in the cafeteria on days you volunteer
  • Free Holiday meal and Employee picnic meal

Please note the following instructions.

  1. Click below on the tab that applies to you.
  2. Fill out the volunteer application and associated paperwork.

Questions?

Please call the Volunteer Office at 563-421-2181.

If you would like to volunteer at our DeWitt Campus or West Wing Place, please contact Melodie Heiar at 563-659-4215 or by email: HeiarM@genesishealth.com.

If you would like to volunteer at our Aledo Campus, please contact Heidi Hess at 309-582-3715 or by email: Hess@genesishealth.com.

If you would like to volunteer at Hospice, please contact Lori Bruning at 563-421-2113 or by email: BruningL@genesishealth.com.

If you are looking for Job Shadow opportunities, please click here: JOB SHADOW

Adult Volunteer

Adult Volunteer

An Adult Volunteer is someone who is over the age of 18 and not currently enrolled in school.

We are delighted that you are interested in volunteering at Genesis Medical Center. Please take the time to read this information carefully. If you have any questions, please contact us at 563-421-2181. We are happy to be of assistance.

All potential volunteers must complete an Adult Volunteer Application. Our department will review your application and, if you are a match, we will call you for a phone interview.

Those selected would be required to attend a 2 hour orientation at Genesis Medical Center Davenport. All Adult volunteers must also pass a physical with Occupational Health and a background check.

We ask volunteers to commit to at least one volunteer shift a week in their assigned department.

We appreciate your interest and look forward to hearing from you!

College Volunteer

College Volunteer

A College Volunteer is someone who is over the age of 18 and currently enrolled in a higher education program.

We are delighted that you are interested in volunteering at Genesis Medical Center. Please take the time to read this information carefully. If you have any questions, please contact us at 563-421-2181. We are happy to be of assistance.

All potential College volunteers must complete a College Volunteer Application. Our department will review your application and, if you are a match, we will be in touch by phone or email.

Those selected would be required to attend a 2 hour orientation at Genesis Medical Center Davenport. All College volunteers must also pass a physical with Occupational Health and a background check.

There are 3 opportunities for orientation for College students:

  1. The first opportunity for orientation is in September. Applications must be submitted by September 1st to be considered. We require a commitment of 1 volunteer shift per week until December 15th.
  2. The second opportunity for orientation is in January. Applications must be submitted by January 1st to be considered. We require a commitment of 1 volunteer shift per week until April 15th.
  3. The third opportunity for orientation is in May. Applications must be submitted by May 1st to be considered. We require a commitment of 1 volunteer shift per week until August 15th.

We appreciate your interest and look forward to hearing from you!

VolunTEEN

VolunTEEN

A VolunTEEN is between the ages of 14-18 years of age.

We are delighted that you are interested in volunteering at Genesis Medical Center. Please take the time to read this information carefully. If you have any questions, please contact us at 563-421-2181. We are happy to be of assistance.

All potential Teen volunteers must complete a VolunTEEN Application. Our department will review your application and, if you are a match, we will be in touch by phone or email.

All teens accepted into the VolunTEEN program must:

  • Be 14 years of age or older by the time you would start volunteering.
  • Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.8.
  • Have a TB skin test (Mantoux)
  • Submit the application packet no later than the dates listed below. There are no exceptions to the deadline. We regret we cannot accept applications after this date.
  • The application packet must be complete. You must submit the VolunTEEN Application online. Please print out and complete the Parental Agreement and Reference Form, and provide an updated Immunization Form (from your physician). All of these forms will need to be provided at Volunteer Orientation.
  • Attend a 2 hour orientation at Genesis Medical Center Davenport.

There are 3 opportunities for orientation for students:

  1. The first opportunity for orientation is in September. Applications must be submitted by September 1st to be considered. We require a commitment of 1 volunteer shift per week until December 15th.
  2. The second opportunity for orientation is in January. Applications must be submitted by January 1st to be considered. We require a commitment of 1 volunteer shift per week until April 15th.
  3. The third opportunity for orientation is in May. Applications must be submitted by May 1st to be considered. We require a commitment of 1 volunteer shift per week until August 15th.

We appreciate your interest and look forward to hearing from you!

At-Home Volunteer

At-Home Volunteer

An At-Home Volunteer is someone who Knits or Crochets baby hats and/or blankets outside of the hospital.

We are delighted that you are interested in volunteering at Genesis Medical Center. Please take the time to read this information carefully. If you have any questions, please contact us at 563-421-2181. We are happy to be of assistance.

All potential At-Home volunteers must complete an At-Home Volunteer Application. Once our department receives your online application we will be in touch with details about reporting hours and the patterns that Genesis uses.

We appreciate your interest and look forward to hearing from you!

Compassionate Canines

Compassionate Canines

Compassionate Canine Volunteers are volunteers who use specially trained and qualified dogs to provide therapeutic interactions between registered therapy dogs and patients in order to facilitate recovery, socialization, and adjustment to hospitalization.

We are delighted that you are interested in volunteering at Genesis Medical Center. Please take the time to read this information carefully. If you have any questions, please contact us at 563-421-2181. We are happy to be of assistance.

Volunteers must:

  • Must complete a Compassionate Canine Volunteer Application. Our department will review your application and if you are a match, we will call you for a phone interview.
  • Attend a 2 hour orientation at Genesis Medical Center Davenport.
  • Pass a physical with Occupational Health.
  • Pass a background check.

Your Dog must:

  • Be registered with a National Therapy Dog certification program.
  • Owners must show proof that their dog is current with National Therapy Dog Certification which includes license and insurance through an organization such as Therapy Dogs Inc. or QCCAN.
  • Show proof of current vaccinations and be free of parasites as certified by a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. This must be submitted annually.
  • Be clean and well groomed.

We appreciate your interest and look forward to hearing from you!