Meritus Health Volunteers

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.

Close to 400 volunteers currently 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 throughout the calendar 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.

What do Volunteers Do?

Medical center volunteers enjoy giving back to the community, and through volunteering they can build new friendships, attend Meritus Health events and educational 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
  • Animal Therapy
  • Assisting with fundraising events
  • Providing scholarship to local students

The auxiliary's fundraising endeavors have generated more than $4 million in the last 60 years. The auxiliary raises money through its gift shop, thrift shop, coffee shop and a variety of annual events including sales of books, jewelry, beads, handbags, uniforms, pastries,linens 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 organization, the funds benefit the patients who receive health care from Meritus Health.

Join Us

Come join us and become part of a dedicated organization that has been serving the health care needs of the region through Meritus Medical Center for more than 60 years.

Contact us

For more information, please call the Volunteer Services office at 301-790-8143, or inquire online, and the director of Volunteer Services will contact you.