Volunteering at Herrin Hospital

Herrin Hospital Auxiliary

Herrin Hospital Auxiliary was organized in 1982 and has approximately 150 members. It is very much involved in many areas of the hospital, and you will recognize volunteers by their pink smocks or burgundy vests and their bright smiling faces. Dues are $5.00 per year for the period beginning April 1. The auxiliary’s annual membership meeting is held each year in March, when new officers are elected and installed.

For More Information Call:

Charolette Delaney, Auxiliary President — 618.942.7205
Kathy Cerutti, Patient Care Services — 618.942.2171 ext. 35161

Volunteer Opportunities

Greeters Desk

Hospital volunteer greeters serve as host/hostess for the hospital and welcome each person who enters the main lobby. Duties include escorting visitors, transporting patients by wheelchair and offering other assistance to patients and visitors as needed. Morning, afternoon and evening shifts are available.

Gift Garden

Volunteer duties include operating the cash register and charge card machine, processing phone orders, and providing customer service. Shifts are available from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm The Gift Garden is our main source of fund raising and has helped the auxiliary donate hundreds of thousands of dollars of equipment and furnishings to the hospital.

Surgery Hospitality Desk

Surgery Hospitality Desk volunteers keep coffee bar and supplies in good order, and cooperate with medical and nursing staff to keep family and friends of patients informed of patient status. Shifts are available weekdays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Volunteers who can give a few hours of their time to work on a project-by-project basis are always needed. Volunteers assist throughout the hospital by delivering mail, equipment and documents and assembling patient education material. Shifts are available weekdays from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.