Become a Volunteer

One of our most valuable resources is the Southwest Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. This group of dedicated volunteers has contributed over 100,000 hours of their time since they originated in 1958 to the service and support of the hospital, its patients, and the community. They are a diverse group with many different backgrounds, experiences, and interests. The role of each volunteer is important as they provide a service unique to their own life experience. This is the true spirit of volunteerism!

A visitor to Southwest Memorial Hospital will find friendly smiles and a helping hand from our volunteer members of the hospital’s auxiliary. Since 1958, the Southwest Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has played a vital role in the day-to-day operation of the hospital.

Auxiliary members contribute by working in the gift shop, providing clerical backup, delivering reading material to patients and assisting hospital departments and clinics as needed. Volunteers are able to participate in all activities and events for hospital staff including receiving annual flu shots.

In addition to their time at the hospital, many Auxiliary members work at home creating beautiful handmade articles which are donated to be sold in the Auxiliary Gift Shop located in the hospital lobby.

We welcome community participation in the hospital at any level of commitment an individual can make. Volunteering is a winning opportunity. It is beneficial to individuals, to families, and to businesses. But the greatest benefits are to the communities where we live and work.

Contact Human Resources by calling 970-564-2168 or emailing HumanResourcesDepartment@swhealth.org to learn how your skills and interests can help our hospital.

Gift Shop

Call 970-564-2159 to have a gift delivered to a patient

VISA, MasterCard and Discover accepted

The gift shop at Southwest Memorial Hospital is operated by our Auxiliary. If you have a friend of family member in the hospital and would like to have a special gift delivered to their room, call 970-564-2159 and one of the helpful volunteers will help you choose the perfect gift. The selection includes baby blankets, musical toys, figurines, and much more. The gift shop is open 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Close 11:30-12:30pm), Monday through Friday.[/vc_message][vc_message color=”alert-info” style=”square”]

Southwest Memorial Hospital offers many opportunities for volunteers. Most volunteers serve an average of four hours a week and engage in many activities including:

Same Day Surgery Clerical Assistant

HR File Clerk

Help with patient discharge

Gift Shop Sales Clerk


Cafeteria Aide

Occupational Therapy Aide

Lab Clerical Aide

Medical Records

Materials Management

Buyers in the Gift Shop

Sales Clerks

Positions may be developed for people with special interests and skills, too.