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The Auxiliary and Volunteer Services PDF Print E-mail

The Auxiliary to Anderson Hospital is a volunteer organization that has over 200 members, most of those members are active volunteers within the hospital. The Auxiliary is an integral part of Anderson Hospital. Anderson Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute care medical facility. Established in 1977, Anderson Hospital offers a full range of advanced health care services. The hospital is owned and operated by Southwestern Illinois Health Facilities, Inc.

Auxiliary History and Background

The Auxiliary to Anderson Hospital formed in 1963 when plans first were announced to build a hospital in the Collinsville/Caseyville area.

Though original plans were delayed a few years, the Auxiliary remained in existence.

When plans to build Anderson Hospital were finalized during 1971-72, the Auxiliary demonstrated its dedication by pledging $100,000 toward construction of the hospital.

Today, the Auxiliary remains as dedicated and instrumental as ever in the continuing operation of Anderson Hospital, having raised almost $3 million dollars, as of 2011, to help expand services at the hospital. Your participation will help ensure this tradition the years ahead.


Purpose of Auxiliary

It is the Auxiliary's mission to support, promote, and advance Anderson Hospital which is owned and operated by Southwestern Illinois Health Facilities, Inc. in its program to provide health services and facilities to the area residents. This mission shall be accomplished consistent with the objectives and approval of the hospital through fundraising, service to patients, and interpretation of the Hospital to the public.

Auxiliary Membership

Membership in the Auxiliary is open to all men and women who are interested in the hospital and the Auxiliary's objectives.

The following types of Auxiliary membership are available:

  • Active Membership: With annual dues of $5, these members are our busiest people; volunteering in the hospital and working on our many fund-raising projects.
  • Lifetime Membership: These members pay a one time payment of $100, payable in full within two years of the date applying for life membership. They are encouraged to be active in volunteer and fund-raising projects.
  • Inactive Membership: Annual dues $10.00 for those unable to volunteer.

Meeting Dates and Places

The Auxiliary holds General meetings on the second Monday in January and July at 11:30 p.m. and in April and October at 5:30 p.m., in the Physicians Office Building Classrooms.

The annual meeting and installation of officers is held in January, an awards dinner in April and annual Scholarships are awarded at the July Meeting.

Volunteer Requirements

In order to volunteer you must be at least 21 years of age and be an active Auxiliary member. The Auxiliary Director of Volunteers interviews
prospective volunteers. The new Volunteer is required to attend a Volunteer Orientation that is conducted by the Administrate Auxiliary Liaison and the Volunteer Director on the 4th Monday of each month at 2 p.m., followed by up to six weeks training period. The HR Department will complete a background check and the new Volunteer must have their Physician complete a

Physical Form for the protection of both the Volunteer and the Patients. A confidentiality and volunteer agreement will also be signed, after which they will complete a 90-day probationary period.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Admit and Discharge Patients
  • Gift Shop Sales
  • Perform Clerical Duties
  • Deliver Flowers, Mail, Newspapers, Etc.
  • Run Errands to Various Hospital Departments
  • Assist with photos of Newborns
  • Receptionist for Information Desk, Physicians Office Building Desk and Cancer Center
  • Liaison in Outpatient Waiting & ED Waiting Rooms
  • Install and Service Lifeline Units
  • Assist in Emergency Room
  • Drive Shuttle
  • Assist with Fund Raising


To Become a Volunteer

If you are interested in helping others, we would like to have you become a member of our Auxiliary. For your convenience, we have included an application in this brochure.

Download Auxiliary and Volunteer Brochure here.

Please complete it and either bring it in person to the auxiliary office or mail it to:

Director of Volunteers
Anderson Hospital Auxiliary
6800 State Route 162
Maryville, IL 62062

If you have questions, please call the Volunteer Director’s Office at 618-391-6721.

Student Volunteers

Students are invited to join the Student Volunteer Program and should contact the Education Department at 618-391-6700.