JOIN THE
MCH Auxiliary

Have fun, share your skills, support your hospital!

Why Volunteer?

Learn new skills, make new friends and feel a sense of accomplishment, knowing that you have made an invaluable contribution to the hospital and our mountain community. The Auxiliary’s gift of time and money has enabled the hospital to purchase equipment that would not have been possible with patient revenue alone.

Comprised of more than 60 volunteers, the Auxiliary donates approximately 14,000 hours of their time and raises $30,000 annually, to help fund equipment upgrades and improvements. To date they have given over $400,000 to MCH! We are so grateful for them!!!

Volunteer Opportunities and Membership Activities

We offer a variety of volunteer roles in departments and other areas throughout the hospital and community such as:

  • Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Physical Therapy

  • Emergency Room

  • Foundation

  • Central Supply

  • Front Office

  • Gift Shop

  • Blue Jay Thrift Shop

  • Rose Memorial

  • Rose Garden

  • Health Fairs

  • Boo Bears

See an area that interests you? Fill out an MCH Auxiliary Application to get started.

Auxiliary members must be at least 25 years of age. Membership meetings are on the 2nd Thursday of every other month starting in January. Annual orientations and department training prepare volunteers for hospital service.

For more information about becoming a volunteer, or to learn more about volunteer opportunities, stop by the Gift Shop or contact Kathy Howe, Auxiliary Membership Chair at (909) 367-4482 or kathyhowe@outlook.com.

In addition to participating in fundraising activities such as bake sales and Le Grand Picnic, members enjoy wine and cheese parties, socials, luncheons, the June membership and installation event, and the annual Le Petite Picnic.

Calendar of Events

TBD

Newsletter

Click here to view the MCHA Newsletter July 2021

Auxiliary Officers for 2021-2022

Lorrie Hagen, President
Elaine Tipton, President Elect
Kathy Howe, 1st Vice President / Membership
Ronda Rynda, 2nd Vice President / Ways & Means
Marsha Reynolds, 3rd Vice President / Volunteer Coord.
Christi Schneider, Recording Secretary
Jeanne Hoy, Corresponding Secretary
Norma Saken, Parliamentarian
Pat Jongerius, Nominating Committee Chair
Lydia Hill, Gift Shop Manager
April Ramirez, Treasurer/MCH

Volunteer of the Year for 2020-2021

Kathy Howe is the ultimate volunteer. We are so lucky to have her in our community!

Past Honorees

2019 Ronda Rynda
2018 – Allene DuFour
2017 – Christi Schneider
2016 – Laurie Plemel
2015 – Armena Reese
2014 – Rocky Pollitz
2013 – Gene Johnson
2012 – Gloria Wolf

2011 – Liz Montes
2010 – Mary Carreiro
2009 – Eliot Josephson
2008 – Alice Thurmond
2007 – Helen Quinn
2006 – Lynn McDougal
2005 – Nancy Vogel

2004 Monica Vitti
2003 Gillian Wallace
2002 – Irene Wirtenberger
2001June Kraynal
2000Bunny Longthorne
1999 – Dodie Kirk

Scholarships

The Auxiliary provides scholarships to hospital employees seeking to continue and enrich their professional training. Applications are available in the spring and awards are presented in June. MCH Auxiliary provides a total of $1,500 in scholarship monies to MCH employee(s) pursuing additional education in the healthcare field.

The scholarship winners for 2020-2021 are:

Kathy Garcia:  Kat currently works in the Health Information Management Department and is attending an online program through Santa Barbara City College. Her educational goal is to receive RHIT certification and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Information.

Laura Larson:  Laura works as a dental hygienist through the MCH Rural Dental Clinic.  To keep current on the newest techniques and developments in the dental hygiene field, Laura is enrolled in a Dental Local Anesthesia course through Phoenix College.

Doris Affine: Doris is a Patient Access Representative at Mountains Community Hospital. Her educational goal is to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and she is currently taking social work courses at La Sierra University.

Junior and Student Volunteer Opportunities

The hospital also directs Junior (under 18) and Student Volunteer Programs. For information on these programs, please call Bill Donald at (909) 436-3006 or stop by the hospital’s front office to pick up an application.