AIDS PROJECT OF CENTRAL IOWA
Mission: To assist those living with HIV so they have the highest quality of life available and preventing future infections in our community.
Contact: Jim Baldridge, Volunteer Coordinator
Address: 711 East 2nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-284-0245 or 1-888-373-0010 Fax: 515-282-7787
Mission: From disaster relief to CPR, to HIV/AIDS education, the Red Cross relies on its volunteers to provide needed emergency services to people in central Iowa and throughout the world. The Central Iowa Chapter’s volunteers have many reasons for donating their time and talents.
Contact: Mary Kruger Eyler
Mailing Address: 2116 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
Telephone: 515-243-7681 Fax: 515-244-8012
Mission: Our volunteer program offers men and women, ages 14 and up, a tremendous variety of opportunities for service to our hospitals, medical center and offsite locations. We offer you the satisfaction of helping others along with wonderful support from our staff.
Contact: If you would like more information, please contact our volunteer offices. For Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Blank Children’s Hospital, the phone number is (515) 241-6414, ask for Sarah or Sheri. You may also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For Iowa Lutheran Hospital, please call (515) 263-5227 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Mission: Partners in saving lives. Volunteers can organize blood drives, support staff at the center, mailings, etc.
Contact: Erin Haafke, Volunteer Director
Address: 431 East Locust, Des Moines, IA 50309
HCI CARE SERVICES OF CENTRAL IOWA (formerly known as Hospice Care of Central Iowa)
Mission: Hospice is a Medicare certified hospice that has been serving terminally ill patients and their families since 1982. Providing palliative care through a team of dedicated physicians, nurses, social workers, home-health aides, chaplains and volunteers, hospice focuses on quality of life instead of quantity of life. They provide care in nursing homes, through in-patient hospice units, at the hospital, and the home setting. Volunteers are needed to do office work such as research, phones and mailings; and are also needed for patient care. A 20-hour training is provided for patient care.
Contact: Carol Peterson
401 Railroad Place, West Des Moines 50265