Ready to spread joy to children and young adults?

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Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children? We are looking for dedicated volunteers to spend quality time and spread joy to children, young adults, and their families in our inpatient units. This volunteer assignment includes cuddling, rocking, reading, developmental play, and 1:1 interaction with ages birth up to age 30. We have weekend opportunities to volunteer in three of our inpatient units with a variety of shifts.

Volunteers at ChildServe are critical because they support our mission of helping children with special healthcare needs live a great life! Volunteers:

  • Make a difference in the lives of our children and young adults
  • Gain valuable experience in a healthcare environment
  • Partner with a supportive and dedicated volunteer services team
  • Flexible scheduling options available

If you're ready to bring smiles and happiness to the faces of children and young adults, we welcome you to apply for our volunteer position.

2 Shifts

  • morning / 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM CST - Spots available: 8
    Saturdays and Sundays
  • afternoon / 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM CST - Spots available: 9
    Saturdays and Sundays
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About ChildServe


PO BOX 707, JOHNSTON, IA 50131, US

Mission Statement

ChildServe is a not-for-profit organization that partners with families to help children with special health care needs live a great life.


Originally founded in 1928 as a convalescent home for children, today ChildServe provides specialized pediatric health care services to more than 2,500 children in Iowa. Through the support of private insurance, public funds, and the generosity of donors, ChildServe offers accessible, family-centered care unique to each child’s needs, hopes, and dreams.


Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts


5406 Merle Hay RdJohnston, IA 50131






  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week
  • To ensure the health and safety of our team and those we serve, volunteers may be required to wear masks and have up-to-date seasonal flu and seasonal COVID vaccinations.

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