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CMH Auxiliary and Volunteer Program

Join CMH's award-winning Auxiliary and Volunteer Program. CMH Auxiliary members serve in many locations, including:
  • Hospital's information desk
  • Physical therapy department
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Administration
  • Medical records
  • Laboratory
  • Pharmacy
  • Medical-surgical unit
  • Long-term and residential care facilities
Auxiliary members also host fundraisers to raise money to buy needed items for CMH. Previous purchases include:
  • New hospital beds
  • New bus for the CMH transportation system
  • Electric doors for the hospital
  • Blanket warmers
  • Granite park benches
  • Speaker systems
  • Many other needed items

How to Become a Volunteer

Becoming a volunteer with CMH is easy, and you will reap many benefits from your volunteer service. Just follow these easy steps: 

  • Fill out an application (PDF)
  • Make an appointment for a brief meeting with the Director of Volunteers
  • Attend volunteer orientation/education class
  • Join the Auxiliary
  • Obtain a TB skin test
  • Become a volunteer!

Volunteer Application (PDF)

More Information about Volunteering

  • Flexible schedule
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Increased satisfaction in your social life
  • Feel needed
  • Provide community service
  • Care for people in need
  • Many benefits from CMH
  • Recognition as an important part of Citizens Memorial Hospital and our communities
  • Research shows that volunteers live longer, healthier lives!

Many areas and departments throughout the CMH organization use volunteers. Here are a few volunteer options:

  • Information Desk at the Hospital and Douglas Medical Center
  • “The Gift Garden” gift shop
  • “POP” — Pamper our Patients courtesy cart
  • Host or hostess for the Tremain Family Hospitality House
  • Information & Library at the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center
  • Shredding services
  • Knitting baby caps for newborns
  • Many duties with long-term care residents — bingo, nail polishing, distributing treats, reading, singing, outings outside the facilities, etc.
  • Clerical duties
  • Helping hospice patients and families
  • Helping with fundraising events
  • And many more

To show appreciation for volunteers, Citizens Memorial Hospital provides the following volunteer benefits:

  • Annual appreciation luncheon and gift
  • Auxiliary quarterly brunch and meeting
  • Awards — service pins with hour guards
  • Free uniform and name badge
  • Free coffee and tea while on duty
  • $6.50 toward your meal while on duty
  • Annual hospital picnic in the summer
  • Free TB skin testing
  • Free flu vaccination in the fall
  • The annual presentation of the Lillian Hutcheson Award

Citizens Memorial’s award-winning auxiliary program began with a handful of volunteers in 1982. It has grown to more than 300 auxiliary members who actively volunteer at all CMH locations.

More than 1,000 auxiliary members have served CMH since 1982.

The CMH Auxiliary has twice received a first-place plaque as the No. 1 small-hospital auxiliary in Missouri. The award honors their exceptional spirit and hard work.

The founder of the CMH Auxiliary, Lillian Hutcheson, led the program before CMH opened in 1982 until retiring in 2001. In honor of her leadership and dedication, CMH annually presents an award in her name to an outstanding volunteer.


Contact Shantelle Posten at 417-328-6432.
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