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Volunteer Information

Since its inception in 1953, Mary Lanning Healthcare Auxiliary/Volunteer Services has had the privilege of placing and working with countless volunteers. Volunteers play a vital role in customer care at Mary Lanning Healthcare. We strive to place volunteers where their talents are best used and interests are met. The Auxiliary provides volunteers for more than 20 service areas to assist the facility. A few of those areas include: entrance ambassador, gift shop and Garden View Grill attendants, office assistants, PAC -2 Daycare, hostess carts and more. Volunteer opportunities are scheduled Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Volunteer Mission and Vision

The mission of Mary Lanning Healthcare Volunteer Services is to advance the tradition of service and community involvement through our dedication to engagement and excellence. Mary Lanning Healthcare’s Auxiliary is committed to the support of volunteer services with education and recognition.

Volunteer Requirements

All volunteers are required to complete background checks, adhere to the Mary Lanning code of conduct, and attend an orientation session as well training in the service area. We ask that volunteers commit to at least 100 hours. Hours are recorded by the volunteer at the end of the service.

Volunteer Benefits

It is a well-known fact that those who volunteer are happier, feel more connected, healthier and more active. These are just a few of the benefits of volunteering for Mary Lanning Healthcare. Others include discounts in the gift shop, cafeteria/grill, health club and health fair. The auxiliary and administration host an appreciation banquet in April. You will also be offered a free flu shot annually. Your time and talents can help others and enhance your life as well.

Junior Volunteers

A summer program is offered for boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 18. Junior volunteers are utilized throughout the organization to assist staff and adult volunteers. We require a commitment of at least 4 hours a week during the summer program. Junior volunteers must adhere to the same requirements and receive identical benefits of adult volunteers.

Contact The Auxiliary

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

Shelly Thomas
Auxillary Manager


Julie Rothfuss
Junior Volunteer Coordinator


Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Caring Kind Gift Shop

Mary Lanning Healthcare Auxiliary operates The Caring Kind Gift Shop. It is the auxiliary’s primary fund-raiser. In the gift shop you will find many items appropriate for patients recovering in the hospital as well as home décor, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories, and seasonal items. All proceeds from sales are donated back to Mary Lanning to help fund projects selected by the auxiliary board. The gift shop is located in the east visitors entrance. Hours are Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact Information is 402-461-5195.