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Volunteering Through the Anderson Hospital Auxiliary

The Auxiliary is an integral part of Anderson Hospital. It is a volunteer organization that was formed in 1964 and today has over 200 members; most of those members are active volunteers within the hospital. It is the Auxiliary's mission to support, promote, and advance Anderson Hospital in its program to provide health services and facilities to the region’s residents. The Auxiliary has played a crucial role in keeping Anderson Hospital running smoothly. They have raised more than $3 million to date, which has been used to enhance the hospital's services.

Volunteer Requirements at Anderson Hospital

In order to volunteer at Anderson Hospital, you must be at least 21 years of age and be an active Auxiliary member. You will be interviewed by the Auxiliary Director of Volunteers. You will also be required to complete a background check, which is completed through Anderson Hospital’s Human Resources Department. All new volunteers are then required to attend hospital orientation. Following hospital orientation, there will be up to six weeks of training and a 90-day probationary period.
a man and a woman sitting on a bed.

Volunteer Opportunities

Our hospital relies heavily on the invaluable contributions of our volunteers, who play a critical role in our daily operations and positively impact the lives of both our patients and medical staff. There is a wide variety of volunteer opportunities at Anderson Hospital, including:
  • Assisting in discharging patients
  • Assist in patient and visitor registration
  • Manage Anderson Hospital’s Gift Shop and sales
  • Deliver flowers, mail, newspapers, etc.
  • Run errands to various hospital departments
  • Receptionist for information desks throughout the hospital, in the Physician Office Building, and other facilities of Anderson Healthcare
  • Liaison in Outpatient Surgery and Emergency Department
  • Drive the shuttle
  • Assist with fundraising projects
  • Assist various hospital departments upon request
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Auxiliary Meeting Dates

The Auxiliary holds general meetings on the second Monday in January, April, July, and October. The annual meeting and installation of officers is held in January, an awards meeting in April, and annual scholarships are awarded at the meeting in July.
a man in a hospital bed giving a bouquet of flowers to a woman.

Apply to Volunteer at Anderson Hospital

If you have a passion to help others and are interested in joining the Anderson Hospital Auxiliary and becoming a volunteer, you can apply by downloading and filling out the application below. Please complete the form and either bring it in person to our Auxiliary Office or mail it to:

Director of Volunteers
Anderson Hospital Auxiliary
6800 State Route 162
Maryville, IL 62062
Download Volunteer Application Form
If you are a student and are interested in volunteering, we invite you to join the Student Volunteer Program. To apply as a student volunteer, please contact the Education Department at 618-391-6700 to receive their application.

If you have questions about becoming a healthcare volunteer, please call the Volunteer Director’s Office at 618-391-6721. Thank you for your interest in serving Anderson Hospital and our patients!