Herrin Hospital Auxiliary

Herrin Hospital Auxiliary members serve an important role in the hospital by supporting and enhancing our services. They make a difference in the lives of our patients and families. Auxiliary members also make new friends, spend time sharing and caring, and explore new fields. You'll gain more than you give as a Herrin Hospital auxiliary member.

Herrin Hospital Auxiliary was organized in 1982 and has approximately 150 members. We are very much involved in many areas of the hospital, and you will recognize our volunteers by their bright red smocks or cobbler aprons and their bright smiling faces. We welcome anyone who is interested in helping our hospital provide excellent health care in the community. We have both men and women members as volunteers. Our dues are just $5.00 per year for the period April 1 through March 31. The auxiliary's annual membership meeting is held each year in April. New officers are elected and installed at this meeting. Spring and summer salad luncheons are arranged for auxiliary members. The hospital administration includes the volunteers in many functions such as the employee picnic and the Christmas dinner-dance. A catered recognition dinner is held by the hospital to honor the volunteers in November of each year.

Are you:
  • a high school or college student planning a career in a health care related field?
  • a retired person who could use a little more structure and social contact in your life?
  • a newcomer to the community who wishes to meet neighbors or friends in the area?
  • a business person who wants to give something back to the community?

Above all, are you a person who cares about people?

Choose Your Own Hours

You can work three hours a week or five days a week. We only ask that if you make a commitment, you reserve that time for your volunteer service. We appreciate our volunteers arranging to give adequate notice when they must be absent.


All adult volunteers are required to be a member of the Auxiliary, attend orientation, and to have a TB skin test. The test is administered by hospital staff at no cost to the volunteers.


You will receive technical training by hospital staff. Training must be complete prior to transporting patients by wheelchair. We do not expect anyone to learn the various routines in one session. You will be assigned to work with an experienced volunteer until you are very much at ease in your assignment.

For More Information:
Call Dixie Restivo, Auxiliary President

Herrin Hospital

201 South 14th St
Herrin, IL 62948

618-942-2171 ext. 35146