The Elbert Memorial Hospital Auxiliary was organized in March of 1970, and has grown ever-stronger through its existence. The Auxiliary is a fully accredited chapter of the Council of Auxiliaries/Volunteers of Georgia.
The Elbert Memorial Hospital Auxiliary:
- Helps supplement the services the hospital provides its patients.
- Helps the hospital and the community better understand each other.
- Helps the volunteer achieve personal satisfaction by service to others.
- Awards monetary gifts at regular intervals for important hospital projects.
- Sponsors several fund-raising events benefiting the hospital such as the annual Bake Sale, Book Fair, Jewelry Sales and Uniform Sales.
Membership in the Auxiliary is open to all persons who are interested in Elbert Memorial Hospital, and who are willing to conform to the bylaws and policies of the Auxiliary. New members are required to complete approved hospital orientation. Applications may be picked up in the Gift Shop.
Auxiliary Officers 2019-20: President, Jean Little; Recording Secretary, Louise Martin; Corresponding Secretary, Martha Ivester, and Treasurer, Sandra Smith.
The Auxiliary owns and operates a well-stocked Gift Shop located in the Hospital Lobby.
Gift shop hours are:
- Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
The Spirit of Volunteerism
What can I do?
The Auxiliary serves in four hospital areas: The volunteers staff both the Lobby Information Desk,Patient Floor Information Desk, the Gift Shop and the Wellness Center. They assist with admissions and dismissals and in-house transporting of patients; deliver florals, mail, and newspaper to patients. Work shifts are usually two to three hours per week.
The minimum number of hours necessary to maintain service status is twenty(20) hours per quarter. Service hours are totaled at the end of our fiscal year and a service pin is awarded when each five hundred hours are accrued.
Membership Dues and Additional Information:
Annual dues are $10. A limited number of uniforms are available for new members, or they may purchase new uniforms and shoes.
An Application for Membership can be obtained at the Elbert Memorial Hospital Gift Shop. Please complete all questions, and return the completed application to the Gift Shop. The Membership Chair will contact you by phone with additional information. An applicant must be 18 years or older.
Those interested in obtaining more information about becoming an Auxiliary member should contact Nancy Seymour, Auxiliary Liaison, at 706-213-2558.