Mercy Hospital Volunteer Services – Latin America

Address: 1111 6th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50314

Phone: 515-247-3246

Web Address:


Opportunities are somewhat limited for college students. Service depends on interest. Specifically, all opportunities are geared toward the healthcare world, but concrete medical experience is not required. The best process to obtain opportunities is through open houses, which take place twice a month during sessions offered in both the morning and evening.

Specifically, there is a program in which patients are brought in from the Yucatan Province of Mexico for cardiac surgery for six months, and students can work with this program as interpreters.

All volunteer positions require training and orientation.  For more information, contact the Volunteer Services office.


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