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Oh Dear, We Need Volunteers!

Aug 18, 2016, 13:44 PM

SheilaLatchamandGretchenIsenbergDo you have a little extra time? Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to stay involved with your community? Consider volunteering your time and talents with the Grinnell Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. The auxiliary is comprised of over 400 volunteers who fulfill various roles throughout the hospital.

Volunteering provides an excellent opportunity to maintain an active, healthy, and social lifestyle. Auxiliary roles are as unique as the individuals filling them; we can match you with a position that suits your individual needs. One volunteer noted, “Delivering mail around GRMC is a great way for me to stay active.”

GeneElliottandJerryHenschenWe interviewed over a dozen volunteers, asking why they chose to join the GRMC Auxiliary. There were a few overwhelmingly common responses, including:

•“I love getting to meet new people every day.”
•“Knowing that I am able to help others is a great feeling."
•“Volunteering is a great way to keep me busy.”

After spending a little time at GRMC and getting to know staff, patients, and visitors, volunteers won’t know a stranger!

In addition to helping the hospital and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, we will get you hooked up with your very own volunteer badge. Oh, and every shift you volunteer, you get a free meal at the Neon Café or GRMC cafeteria!

Currently, the auxiliary is in need of breakfast cashiers, gift shop attendees, and clinic couriers. If none of these positions sound like the right fit for you, there are a variety of other volunteer opportunities available as well.

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering opportunities, please contact Cara Kenkel at (641)-236-2043 or email her at

Robert and Kim Wemer.
 Additional volunteer information can be found on the GRMC Volunteer Opportunities page.

Written by Nick Moorehead, GRMC summer intern