Brick sign outside of Anderson Hospital


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 1964 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 over $3 million dollars to date to help expand services at the hospital. Your participation will help ensure this tradition in 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, 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 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 at which time a background check form, which is required for all volunteers and is done through the Hospital Human Resources, will be filled out. The new volunteers are then required to attend hospital orientation. Following hospital orientation there will be up to six weeks training and a 90-day probationary period.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Assisting in Discharging Patients
  • Assist in Registration
  • Manage Gift Shop and Sales
  • Deliver Flowers, Mail, Newspapers, Etc.
  • Run Errands to Various Hospital Departments
  • Receptionist for Information Desks throughout the hospital and in Physician Office Building and other facilities of Anderson Healthcare
  • Liaison in Outpatient Surgery and Emergency Department
  • Drive Shuttle
  • Assist with Fund Raising
  • Assist various hospital departments upon request


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 to receive their application.

 The Auxiliary holds various fundraising events throughout the year, click here to see what events are coming up!