It is in the spirit of giving that the Volunteer Auxiliary began at Anderson in 1982. Each charter member gave from their heart to serve patients and visitors. That same spirit of compassion continues today.
A volunteer can be anyone over the age of 18 with a desire to meet the needs of the community. We have retirees, students and people who wish to give their spare time to help others. All are from various backgrounds and each brings their own special experiences and a willing heart.
The Volunteer Auxiliary serves the hospital, the patients and the community in innumerable ways. We comfort patients and guests who are alone, deliver flowers and cards, welcome and escort visitors, staff information desks and provide clerical help to hospital staff. Volunteers offer smiles, helping hands, caring words and thoughtful services. They give comfort and compassion to patients and families. They help at health checks, such as annual kidney and heart screenings, and assist with local blood drives, just to name a few.
Some of the benefits of being a volunteer include:
If you would like to help us add a measure of warmth and compassion to Anderson Regional Health System, you may apply for membership by contacting the Volunteer Auxiliary Coordinator at 601.553.6392.
Hospital volunteers are asked to contribute a minimum of 96 hours within six consecutive months — that comes out to about four hours of service a week. With no out-of-pocket cost, an applicant must take a TB skin test, submit to a background check and attend an orientation before they can serve.
If you would prefer to only serve as a member of our fundraising team, you will not need to attend the hospital orientation. Only you know your unique situation, so however you choose to serve, your support is welcome.
Anderson Regional Health System offers a wide range of medical services, including cancer, cardiac, pediatric, surgical, and trauma care. Our healthcare professionals are committed to improving the lives of those we serve.