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Volunteers are key members of the HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital family. They help carry out the hospital’s healing mission while demonstrating the hospital’s values of Respect, Care, Competence, and Joy.

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Volunteers serve in different areas of the hospital. Some have regularly scheduled hours while others serve “on-call” for special projects.

Can you make a difference?

If you enjoy serving others and being part of a team, then the St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital Auxiliary might be for you! The Auxiliary is a volunteer organization committed to promoting and advancing the welfare of St. Anthony’s through: 

  • Public Relations
  • Services to the hospital
  • Fundraising

The Auxiliary was founded in 1956 by women who wanted to help the patients of St. Anthony’s. Since then, the Auxiliary has grown to a membership of over 200 men and women who serve in a variety of capacities. Membership is free of charge and open to all.

If you would like to learn more about becoming a volunteer, you can email Valerie Engelbart, Volunteer Services or call 217-347-1777.

Volunteers bring to the hospital their own individual gifts of service which are needed and appreciated by the staff and patients. Through their generosity and sacrifice, volunteers allow the staff to make greater use of their skills by freeing them from duties that do not require professional training and making extra care available to the patients.

Schedules are set to meet your needs as well as the needs of the hospital. Days and hours are assigned as far in advance as possible for your convenience. You can volunteer as much or as little as you would like. 
As a member of the Auxiliary, you belong to the St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital team – a team of dedicated individuals committed to continuing the healing mission of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis. Your role is just as important as the role played by every other member of that team.

Members of Auxiliary are part of an organization that serves under the auspices of St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital. The executive power of the Auxiliary is vested in an Executive Committee that conducts the affairs of the Auxiliary in accordance with Bylaws of the Auxiliary. All actions of the Auxiliary Executive Committee are subject to the approval of the Hospital’s Board of Directors or the Hospital Administrator.

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
Information that a colleague or volunteer obtains or hears about the care and condition of patients is confidential. Any personal information about patients or their relatives is confidential as is information concerning salaries, personnel files, and other official records and reports. Such items should not be discussed with other colleagues or volunteers unless it is necessary in the performance of hospital duties. A colleague or volunteer should NEVER discuss such things outside the hospital.

Unauthorized disclosure of confidential information will result in disciplinary action.

Complete our Auxiliary Application today and join our team!

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