Giving From the Heart
Volunteers are very special people.
They choose to help others by giving of themselves.
They provide resources far more valuable than most people realize.
Volunteers make all the difference to our patients during their stay; they are also enormously helpful to our staff and a valuable part of the hospital team. Working as a hospital volunteer can also help you learn important new skills, find out about healthcare, meet new people and contribute to your local community.
Volunteer efforts enable hospital staff to spend more time providing patient care. Volunteers are part of a team effort. The dedicated volunteers, and auxiliary members, have mutual goals in leading a helping hand by working in the hospital and raising funds.
The purpose of the Auxiliary is to supplement hospital personnel with patient care and other services as jointly determined by the Auxiliary Board and the Northridge Hospital Foundation. The Auxiliary has its non-profit status and raises funds for designated projects within the hospital for patient care and the community. The Northridge Hospital Medical Center Auxiliary was organized by nine women in October 1959 and was accepted as a member of the California Hospital Association in 1960.
The Auxiliary raises funds through:
- Member dues
Gift Shop - Operated by the Auxiliary
- Tree of Love - Holiday tree decorated with tags honoring friends and family
- Cookie Walk - Members donate homemade baked goods for sale
- Lobby Sales - Periodic sales of book, jewelry or other items are conducted in the Farr Tower Lobby
- Personal Donations - Each year members are given the opportunity to make personal donations along with their annual dues
Auxiliary members assume leadership roles in organizing and managing these areas:
- Ambassadors - assist patients and their visitors
- Gift Shop - proceeds support patient services, fund scholarships and much more
- Emergency Room Liaison - assist with communications between doctors and ER patient’s families
- Surgery Liaison - assist with communications between doctors and surgery patient’s families
- Board Membership - serve as an elected member of the Executive Board or as an appointed member of the Board to participate in planning, monitoring and directing the activities of the Auxiliary
- Regional Occupation Program (ROP) and the Medical Magnet Program
- And so much more!
To become a volunteer, or to find out more information, please contact the volunteer office at 818-885-8500, ext. 2961, or our Volunteer Program page for more information.