Become a Volunteer

Mercyhealth volunteers are important because they provide comfort and caring to all our patients, young and old, in times of need.

Mercyhealth volunteers so often rise to the occasion when staff, visitors and patients need help. We work hard, are dedicated to their tasks, and go above and beyond to think of new and innovative ways to get things done. We make people smile, every day.

We invite you to serve your community by joining our team of dedicated Mercyhealth volunteers.

  • Click here for an application for the Mercyhealth Association of Volunteers
  • Click here for an adult application for the Mercyhealth Rockford Memorial Auxiliary
  • Click here for a student application for the Mercyhealth Rockford Memorial Auxiliary

Mercyhealth Association of Volunteers

The Mercyhealth Association of Volunteers was founded in 1953, with 24 charter members. The first co-chairmen were Mrs. Pierpont J. E. Wood and Mrs. W. R. Lathrop, and the first president was Mrs. Floyd K. Yeomans. The Mercy Hospital Auxiliary, as it was originally named, was organized to print information for patients, but quickly grew to offer cart service, a gift shop, and greeting visitors and guiding patients. Today, the Mercyhealth Association of Volunteers is led by a board and our volunteers continue to serve our communities with a passion for making lives better.

Please meet our 2017 board members here.

See our volunteer opportunities below, sorted by location. For more information, Contact Jackie Lee, Volunteer Coordinator at jlee@mhemail.org or (608) 756-6739.

Mercyhealth Rockford Memorial Auxiliary

The auxiliary was founded in 1923 by Alma Fringer, a dynamic physician’s wife and nurse who also established the Visiting Nurses Association. She suggested that a group organize for the benefit of Rockford Hospital, as it was then called. The auxiliary was organized “for the support of a worthy institution in order that the best that science has to offer might be made available to all.” Led by our board, our auxiliary continues this important tradition.

Please meet our 2017 board members here.

For more information, call the auxiliary office at (815) 971-6284.

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