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Volunteer Information

The Mary Lanning Healthcare Auxiliary has experienced many changes since it was established in 1953, but the need for volunteers remains the same.

Volunteer Mission

Our mission is to promote and advance the welfare of the hospital through means approved by the Board of Trustees. No member of the Auxiliary shall take the place of a paid employee. All work shall be done on a volunteer basis.


The Auxiliary provides more than 20 services for the hospital, including receptionists, gift shop and snack bar attendants, office help, coffee delivery, flower care, decorating, and helping with the Health Fair and blood mobile.

We welcome you to become one of Mary Lanning's 250 active volunteers. A volunteer is asked to complete two, 3- to 4-hour shifts per month. Beyond the great feeling of achievement that comes from participating in the life of Mary Lanning, volunteers enjoy many benefits, including hospital cafeteria and health club discounts. A volunteer may receive an annual flu shot at no charge, and an invitation to a wonderful luncheon provided by the Hospital Board of Trustees.

Junior Volunteers

A summer program is offered for boys and girls between the ages of 13 to 18. Junior Volunteers are provided with an overview of the hospital and medical environment for those interested in the medical profession.

Contact the Auxiliary

To learn more about volunteering at Mary Lanning Healthcare, contact:

Shelly Thomas
Auxillary Manager


Julie Rothfuss
Junior Volunteer Coordinator


Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm

Mary Lanning HealthCare Foundation

There are many cities larger than Hastings that cannot meet the level of care or the quality of staff found at Mary Lanning Healthcare. Quality care is the result of hours of training, years of experience, and a hospital-wide commitment to our patients . . . all right here close to home. 

The Mary Lanning Healthcare Foundation strengthens the hospital’s ongoing commitment to quality healthcare. Every charitable gift through the foundation makes a tremendous positive impact.

Learn More about Mary Lanning Healthcare Foundation by visiting