Volunteer Opportunities | Greene County

Volunteer Opportunities

Greene County Medical Center Auxiliary

Volunteer opportunities for all ages are available through the Greene County Medical Center Auxiliary, a group which has served the medical center, its patients, visitors and staff for over 50 years.

When you are a member of the Greene County Medical Center Auxiliary you are working with those, like you, who want to reach out and help others.  It's a positive and fun experience.

The Auxiliary has donated more than $600,000 to Greene County Medical Center in the last 50 years.  They have made significant donations of equipment, furnishings and materials.  They also award annual scholarships and assist many departments and clinics in the medical center.  In 2011, they celebrated 50 years of service to the medical center.

For more information on how you can become a Greene County Medical Center Auxilian, contact:
Nancy Houska
Auxiliary Liaison
(515) 386-0108 | phone


The Auxiliary holds nearly a dozen events each year.  These include a "Holiday of Lights" tree and wreath silent auction; a Table Talk Luncheon; a quilt raffle; holiday candy sale; a garage sale; and various specialty sales.  The Auxiliary also operates a gift shop, "Gift Garden," with all proceeds going toward hospital equipment and furnishings.

Items available in our Gift Garden include Willow Tree, scarves, purses, jewelry, greeting cards, cancer awareness gifts, Ganz gifts and seasonal gifts year-round.

Why Volunteer?

Serving as an Auxilian is a great way to:

  • Be of service to others
  • Give back to your community
  • Meet new people
  • Join old friends
  • Experience new opportunities
  • Be creative
  • Make a difference in lives
  • Help Greene County Medical Center be a strong health care facility to the community

Flexible Volunteer Opportunities

Being an Auxilian is as flexible as your busy life needs it to be.  You can help in areas you choose at times that are convenient for you.  There are seasonal volunteer options, as well as opportunities for various skill levels and personal interests.  There's something for everyone to do as a Greene County Medical Center Auxilian.

Some volunteer areas include:

  • Gift shop attendant
  • Blood Drive
  • Vending machines
  • Sewing, quilting, knitting (at home)
  • Clerical tasks
  • Long Term Care assistance
  • Fundraising
  • Special Events
  • Public Health assistance

Auxilian Benefits

  • Free cafeteria meal on days when volunteering 4 or more hours 
  • Annual flu shots and TB tests
  • Quarterly newsletter

Medical Reserve Corp

Community members are encouraged to participate in the Greene County Medical Reserve Corp, a network of medical and non-medical volunteers who support public health and emergency management agencies throughout the Greene County area during disasters and other times of need.

The Greene County Medical Reserve Corp is a unit of the national medical reserve corp, and is managed locally by Greene County Public Health.  Call 515-386-3228 for more information.