Volunteering

Auxiliary of Oroville Hospital

History

The Auxiliary of Oroville Hospital was formed on November 11, 1967.  It started with approximately 35 members, and Margaret Baker was elected the first president.  The Oroville Junior Women’s Club was instrumental in starting the Auxiliary.  Most of the Charter Members were from that group making donations to help start the organization.  Over the years the Auxiliary has continued to expand to other areas of service. 

Mission

The Auxiliary is committed in fully supporting the programs and policies of Oroville Hospital, which is made possible by dedicated people working voluntarily for the welfare of the hospital, its patients, its visitors, and the surrounding communities.

 

 

 

 

Services

Volunteers work in many areas of the hospital including:

  • Patient Ambassadors
  • Guild
  • Information Desks
  • Pharmacy
  • Emergency Room
  • Post Acute Care Unit
  • Surgery              
  • Same Day Surgery
  • Gift Shop

Are you ready to become a volunteer?

Fill out our application and return it to the hospital’s front desk or email to wglaspie@orohosp.com.  Applications can also be mailed to Attn: Will Glaspie, 2767 Olive Highway, Oroville, CA 95966.  If you need a paper copy you can pick one up at the Volunteer Desk at Oroville Hospital or call 530-538-3197 to request one by mail. 

Once you are chosen to volunteer an applicant must complete 32 hours of training with a designated trainer and complete 50 hours of service in a 3-month introductory period.  After your completion of training an applicant is then eligible for ratification to the Membership by the Board of Directors.

Reasons to Volunteer

  1. If you want to be happy, and make others happy.
  2. You meet and work with nice people.
  3. You make a positive difference in others’ lives.
  4. You keep up your skills.
  5. You earn the respect of your colleagues.
  6. You have a good reason to get up in the morning.
  7. You are part of the big picture – you belong.
  8. You have a sincere desire to help others.
  9. You don’t have time to think of your own troubles when you are help others.
  10. You may find volunteering is good for your health!

*Studies reveal that seniors who volunteer 15 hours a week will have fewer anxious and depressive symptoms, and a stronger will to live.

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