Meritus Medical Center has the advantage of an active auxiliary that serves
the medical center and community through service and
fundraising activities. The volunteers of the Meritus Medical Center Auxiliary have
provided more than 3.2 million hours of service in their 60-year history.
More than 380 volunteers support and complement patient care at Meritus
Medical Center and Robinwood Professional Center. Volunteers range in
age from 14 (Volunteens) to 90.
An active auxiliary volunteer is asked to commit to a minimum of 50 hours
of volunteer service each year and pay $5.00 annual dues. An individual
may be an associate member of the auxiliary by paying $7.00 annual dues,
and no service is required.
Medical center volunteers enjoy giving back to the community, and while
volunteering they can build new friendships, attend Meritus Health events,
and continue lifelong learning. Volunteers assist with the mission and
goals of Meritus Health by
- assisting at the information desk;
- greeting visitors in various departments;
- transporting patients;
- delivering flowers;
- delivering mail to patients;
- assisting in the gift shop, coffee shop, and thrift shop;
- assisting in the following departments: Emergency, Joint Center, Nursing
Unit Support, Volunteer Services, John R. Marsh Cancer Center, Diabetes
Center, Spiritual Care Services, Total Rehab Care, and many other departments;
- welcoming new patients;
- assisting with fundraising events.
The auxiliary's fundraisingendeavors have generated more than $4 million
in the last 60 years. The auxiliary raises money through its
thrift shop, coffee shop, and a variety of annual events including sales of books,
jewelry, beads, handbags, uniforms, pastries, and plants. The auxiliary
also has an annual spring bazaar, raffles, and the annual Tree of Lights
campaign. Because the auxiliary is a non-profit, charitable corporation,
the funds benefit the patients who receive healthcare from Meritus Health.
Come join us and become a part of more than 60 years of serving the healthcare
needs of the region through Meritus Medical Center. Mary Olisa, MSW, LGSW,
is the Director of Volunteer Services.
For more information, please call Volunteer Services at 301.790.8143, or
inquire online, and the director of Volunteer Services will contact you.