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.
SMH is also pleased to offer a VolunTeens program where young people in
our community can learn new skills, build confidence, make an impact in
our patients' lives and discover the many career opportunities that
exist in health care.
2019 VolunTeen Program
Summer break is just around the corner, and teens between the ages of 14
and 17 who are looking for a rewarding experience should consider joining
our VolunTeen Program. Our VolunTeens serve in a variety of settings,
including patient registration areas and waiting rooms. VolunTeens assist
with a variety of tasks, including wayfinding, patient transports, deliveries
and office work. Palwasha Ayyub of Woodstock has volunteered for two summers
enjoy interacting with both patients and staff. "Every day is something
new. You get to help people in so many ways and really make a positive
impact on your community."
VolunTeens receive a free meal on days they are volunteering, and teens
who complete a minimum of 100 hours or participate in at least two seasons
are eligible to apply for college scholarships which are funded through
the SMH Auxiliary.
Deadline for applying is May 6. Click on the links below for more information
For more information, call 540-459-1220 or email
Camp MCIS (Medical Career Investigation at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital)
July 29 – August 2, 2019 9 a.m. – noon
Camp MCIS is designed for rising sixth to ninth grade students who are
interested in learning more about health care and the many career opportunities
available to them. Campers participate in a variety of hands-on activities
and demonstrations. The fee for Camp MCIS is $25, which can be paid at
the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital prior to camp. The camp is limited to
16 participants who will be chosen by lottery from all applicants. To apply,
complete this application form. For more information, call 540-459-1220 or email
email@example.com.Deadline for applications is July 20.
SMH Auxiliary Projects
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