Villages Regional Hospital Auxiliary in need of volunteers, particularly in early evening

The Villages Regional Hospital is looking for individuals to join its Auxiliary to help continue the tradition of delivering compassionate patient care.

A volunteer recruitment event will be held Saturday, July 15 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on the second floor atrium of the hospital’s Advanced Surgery Center lobby. Enter through the Advanced Surgery Center door, just off of Clemente Court. Light refreshments will be served and several restaurant gift cards will be raffled off.

“If you’re familiar with the auxiliary, then you know its volunteers work in a variety of departments at the hospital,” said Lou Emmert, president of the hospital Auxiliary. “In fact, they do a little bit of everything – from working at the hospital’s gift shop and information desks to serving as patient representatives to shuttling patients to and from the parking lots to manning the fundraising Ye Old Thrift Shoppe in Lady Lake. They also fill in the gaps by assisting hospital staff and providing extra services for patients, guests and family members.”

Hospital auxiliary volunteers may choose to work with patients, help stock supplies, offer support services in an office environment, or provide services in one of over 30 various departments. A four-hour shift is expected each week and seasonal residents are welcome.

“We are especially in need of volunteers to fill in the early evening shift, from 4 to 8 p.m. as well as weekend shifts,” said Emmert.

Stop by the recruitment event on July 15 to learn more about The Villages Regional Hospital Auxiliary and volunteering. Hospital tours will be provided and active volunteers will be available for questions.

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