It's Volunteer Week!

A picture of a volunteer and patient.

A volunteer comforts a patient in the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics recognizes the 1,450 volunteers who donated 114,000 hours of time and energy to the hospitals and clinics this year.  National Volunteer Week, April 16-20, honors the hard work put in by our volunteers and the staff of Volunteer Services.

Volunteer-run programs also contributed $285,265 to a variety of services at UI Hospitals and Clinics, UI Children's Hospital and the newly constructed Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.  The center was greatly impacted by volunteers after its debut last fall. Support in the family room, Cancer Information Service desk, healing garden, aquarium, and artwork for the amenity were all funded with help from Volunteer Services.

"Our volunteers' dedication helps improve the experience of our patients and their families," says Jean Read, director of Volunteer Services. "Year after year, our outstanding volunteers play a key role in our success."

Volunteers help create a welcoming atmosphere for the thousands of patients, families, visitors, faculty, and staff that pass through our doors each day.  UI Health Care thanks volunteers for choosing to share their time, talents, and caring with us.