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Volunteer Opportunities

“I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do for any fellow being, let me do it now as I shall not pass this way again.” - William Penn

Volunteers at Henry County Health Center play a vital role as part of our healthcare team as they provide personal attention and information to visitors and patients who pass through our doors. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering at HCHC, please call 319-385-6524.

Volunteer Application

Here are some ways our volunteers contribute their time and talents to HCHC:

Information Desk

Volunteers at the HCHC Information Desk provide the first, friendly face to visitors who come through the main entrance at HCHC. They escort those unfamiliar with our facility and deliver floral arrangements and cards around the HCHC campus.

Gift Shop

We are looking for individuals to spend a few hours a month assisting customers with purchases of unique gift items, flowers, cards.

Profits from the Gift Shop are presented to the Friends of Henry County Health Center to help carry out their mission of supporting HCHC.


HCHC Patient/Family Ambassadors provide a high-impact volunteer service to patients and their families. Working as part of a team to improve customer service and go beyond the expectations of the patients and families of Henry County Health Center, these volunteers work to provide a five-star experience to our patients and their families. Every patient, every time.

Park Place

Park Place is a progressive long term care unit with a home-like, active environment where the focus is on living a full life.


Henry County Health Center volunteers are trained to help Iowans enroll in or make changes to their Medicare plans. The state’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is a free, confidential service that provides unbiased information to help people make decisions about Medicare and other health coverage.

SHIIP counselors help clients:

  • Enroll in and understand Medicare
  • Enroll in and understand Medicare supplements, including Part D prescription drug coverage
  • Sign up for Social Security benefits
  • Qualify for free and reduced drug plans from pharmaceutical companies
  • Qualify for low-income assistance from Medicare and Medicaid


In existence since 1984, Lifeline is a personal medical emergency response system which allows clients the independence to stay in their home longer than might otherwise be possible. The client wears a button or necklace to press if help is needed. Volunteers are needed to assist with installation and maintenance of the units, as well as teaching new subscribers how to use them. If you or someone you know may be interested in helping with this worthwhile project, call Mark Hempen at 319-385-6164.