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Starting with a handful of volunteers in 1982, the award-winning Citizens Memorial Healthcare auxiliary program has grown to more than 300 auxiliary members who actively volunteer at all CMH locations.
Over the past 25 years, more than 1,000 auxiliary members have served CMH. In recognition for their exceptional spirit and hard work, the CMH Auxiliary has twice received a first place plaque as a number one small-hospital auxiliary in the state of Missouri.
The founder of the CMH Auxiliary, Lillian Hutcheson, led the auxiliary program even before CMH opened in 1982 until her retirement in 2001. In honor of her leadership and dedication, CMH annually presents an award in her name to an outstanding volunteer.
Become a part of an award winning Auxiliary and Volunteer Program at Citizens Memorial
How Do You Get Started?
Reasons to Become a Volunteer
There are many ways, areas and departments throughout the CMH organization utilizing volunteers. Below are a few volunteer opportunities:
As a means of showing appreciation for volunteers, Citizens Memorial Hospital provides the following volunteer benefis:
Junior Volunteer Program
The CMH Auxiliary hosts a Junior Volunteer program each summer for teens who are at least 15 years old and maintain grades of B+ or higher. The sessions are offered in June, July and August, and students can participate in one, two or three sessions.
Applications for the Junior Volunteer program are accepted in April and May. Students must complete an interview process, be accepted into the program, and attend a one-day orientation.
The auxiliary has members that serve in many capacities - the hospital's information desk, The Gift Garden gift shop, physical therapy department, outpatient clinics, administration, medical records, laboratory, pharmacy, medical-surgical unit, and long-term and residential care facilities.
In addition to volunteering, the auxiliary raises money through different fundraisers and donates that money to CMH to purchase items such as new hospital beds, a new bus for the CMH transportation system, electric doors for the hospital, blanket warmers, granite park benches, speaker systems and many other needed items.