Our organization and the community benefit because volunteers bring with them genuine caring, valuable time and a strong commitment. Our employees benefit because, through shared responsibility, some of the time pressures are alleviated.
Most significantly our clients benefit. Volunteers represent the community and the clients experience the warmth and acceptance given by individuals who choose to spend time with people because they genuinely enjoy them. The value of this unconditional friendship must never be underrated. The Volunteer component at Englehart and District Hospital consists of adult and teen volunteers.
Volunteers are a part of the hospital "team". The auxiliary:
Raises funds for essential hospital equipment
Delivers non-medical services
Encourages teenage volunteers
Provides opportunity for members to participate in educational programs and conferences
Works to promote good relations between hospital and community
Works primarily to benefit our hospital, patients and staff
Maintains liaison with other Auxiliaries across Ontario and Canada through the HAAO and CAHA
Volunteers donate many hours working in the Hospital Gift Shop, providing tray favours, assisting with activities in the Long Term Care Unit and being available for other duties which make a patientís stay more enjoyable.
A bursary is presented annually to a graduate of Englehart High School, who is entering a career in the health care field.
The Auxiliary also supports, through local and regional donations, foundations and facilities where care may be provided for residents of this area.
The Englehart and District Hospital Auxiliary would welcome you as a member of the Health Care Team. Memberships are available at the Gift Shop and from Auxiliary members.
Always in need of members...come and visit our Gift Shop.