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The IVH Volunteer Services is a great program with a tradition of quality service to veterans. Volunteers are persons 12 years of age or older who are registered with the Volunteer Service Department and perform volunteer duties under the direction of IVH. The individual's desire to serve and his/her ability to fulfill the requirements of the particular volunteer position will be the factors considered. Volunteer Services directs volunteers and groups where their services are needed. It provides orientation and training for volunteers. Both individual and group activities are credited to the organization through our computerized volunteer records system, and individual volunteers are eligible for a variety of awards and recognition.
Each year hundreds of people, working individually or through their veterans and community organizations, are providing thousands of hours of service to veterans. Without the help of volunteers, IVH could not provide the quality of healthcare it offers Iowa's veterans today.
You are invited to become a part of our IVH team as a volunteer. The gift of you can make a difference to our residents: to their spirits, their health, and their general well-being. The veterans have served all of us through their military duty. They have fought battles, manned defenses and, often, made great sacrifices for us. As they and their spouses enter the personal battles of disability, illness, and old age, it is our turn to serve them.
Currently Seeking Volunteers for the Following Areas
Visiting with an IVH resident
Providing support, friendship and encouragement while going for a stroll, talking, reading, writing letters, playing games, getting a snack at the Canteen or going to the Library to check out a book or DVD.
Taking residents to Chapel services or to their scheduled workshops in Arts & Crafts or Ceramics.
Assisting at Recreation Activities
Helping our residents attend and participate at in-house recreational activities such as bingo games, dances, musical performances and special meals, and off-grounds recreation such as trips to athletic events, the zoo, museums, Botanical Center, IMAX Theater and shopping.
Assists in the Library by helping patrons find and check out books and other items as well as checking in materials and straightening shelves.
Gift Shop Assistant
Assisting the Gift Shop staff by helping customers, handling sales, operating cash register, and restocking shelves
Becoming a Volunteer
Complete an application and submit it to the IVH Volunteer Services Office.
The Director of Volunteer Services will conduct a background check through the DCI and the Abuse Registry, as well as obtaining three personal references. Each new volunteer will receive a volunteer handbook at their volunteer orientation, as well as a volunteer name tag and parking permit. Additional training will be provided in the volunteer’s area of assignment. Must be at least 12 years of age to become a registered volunteer. For more information on volunteer opportunities at IVH, contact:
IOWA VETERANS HOME
1301 Summit Street
MARSHALLTOWN IA 50158-5485