Volunteers: Making a Difference
The Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Auxiliary was established in 1951, initially
as a fundraising endeavor focused on helping the Shenandoah County Memorial
Hospital. Today, more than 60 volunteers donate their time and talents
in nearly every area of the hospital, supporting staff and assisting patients
and their families. Volunteers also raise funds for the hospital by operating
a gift shop, holding a bazaar, book sales, jewelry sales and the annual
Tree of Love campaign, as well as many other fundraising events throughout the year.
Tree of Love
Each year, the SMH Auxiliary helps Woodstock and Sheandoah County usher
in the holiday season with its annual Tree of Love fundraising campaign.
By making a donation of $10 or more to the Tree of Love campaign, you can
honor or memorialize loved ones and friends with a symbolic light on the
trees that will be on display inside the hospital's south entrance.
Donation envelopes are available at both of the hospital's patient
information desks, the Auxiliary Gift Shop, and Administration.
Proceeds from the Tree of Love benefit Ruth's Closet, which provides
assistance with transportation, medication and other medical equipment;
and the hospital's Comfort Cart, which provides special items to seriously
ill patients and their families.
The community is invited to attend the tree lighting ceremony on Sunday,
December 2, 2018, at 7 p.m., in the hospital's south lobby. Light
refreshments and holiday entertainment will round out the celebration.
Where Volunteers Serve
- Gift Shop
- Information Desk
- Shenandoah Surgical Center
- Outpatient Diagnostic Services
Benefits of Being a Volunteer
- Complimentary meal while on duty
- Christmas Party
- Develop new skills
- Meet new people
- Participate in hospital and Auxiliary education programs
- Turn leisure time into purposeful, productive time serving the community
- Friendly and personable
- Care about people
- Get along well with others
- Respect confidentiality
- Follow hospital and Auxiliary rules
- Personal interview and orientation
- Willing to commit to a specific shift
- Age 18 and older
For more information on volunteering opportunities at Shenandoah Memorial
Hospital, please call 540-459-1367 and leave a message.
Someone from the auxiliary will return your call.
Download an Application