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ORGANIZATION: Care Initiatives Hospice - Des Moines

  • 21 people are interested
Care Initiatives Hospice
Learn more at careinitiativeshospice.org.

Living with terminal illness is full of uncertainty. Be a friend to someone at the end of life. As a volunteer with Care Initiatives Hospice, you’ll bring presence and companionship to patients and families across the Metro in homes and in long term care.

Our volunteers provide companionship in meaningful ways such as reading, playing music, playing games, or simply listening. We provide the training you need to begin and ongoing support as you serve. 18+ Preferred. Background check required. Volunteer 1-3 times a month for 30 minutes. Serve where you live at locations around the Metro.

Currently serving in Ames, Ankeny, Altoona, Beaverdale, Bondurant, Clive, Des Moines, West Des Moines, Grimes, Grinnell, Johnston, Marshalltown, Panora, Montezuma, Urbandale, Norwalk, and Pleasant Hill. Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Megan Koch, at mkoch@careinitiatives.org or call (515) 223-3813.

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About Care Initiatives Hospice - Des Moines


7055 Vista Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50266, US

Mission Statement

Care Initiatives Hospice provides compassionate care throughout Iowa for those in their final stages of life.


Our hospice caregivers meet you where you are, coming to your home, a long-term care center, assisted living residence or hospital to administer compassionate hospice care. Our approach addresses the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those facing life-limiting illness for themselves and their families. We work closely with family members and caregivers to respect the wishes and needs of our patients and their loved ones.


Health & Medicine
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


7055 Vista DriveWest Des Moines, IA 50266



  • Hospice Care
  • Healthcare
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • As a Care Initiatives volunteer, you'll make 1-3 visits a month for 30 minutes.

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