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Be a Recognized Model of Volunteer Excellence

Provide outstanding volunteer service and financial support to LHAAMC

Founded in 1944 as a way for community members to give back to the hospital, the AAMC Auxiliary has gone from being the "Pink Ladies" to the "Blue Crew" and is an integral part of the organization's mission to provide patient-centered high-quality health care services to the community.

Auxiliary members total more than 350 volunteers who serve in more than 30 different services on the main campus and in the many satellite centers spread around the community. Volunteers at AAMC are asked to give one shift per week on a regular day and time. Accommodation is made for vacation or other leave. Shifts are typically 9 am–12:30 pm or 12:30–4 pm. There are opportunities for evening and weekend volunteer work. Volunteer assignments are based on the volunteer's interest and schedule as well as the hospital's needs.

To be an Auxiliary member, volunteers must:

  • Pre-register
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Undergo a background check
  • Volunteer for one three-hour shift per week for a year
  • Attend all required orientations and trainings
  • Comply with all required immunizations

Opportunities

There are many opportunities for volunteers to contribute their time and service. These include:

In addition to income generated from the two gift shops, the Auxiliary holds vendor sales and hosts special events throughout the year to raise additional funds.

Greeters work at reception desks on buildings across campus. They help visitors find their way around the hospital and transport patients.

Volunteers in these services assist family and friends of patients who are having same-day surgery. They make coffee, pass along messages from doctors, communicate concerns of the family to nurses, maintain a log of where family members can be reached and direct family to the patient's room after surgery.

Volunteers on the clinical floors can make a major contribution to overall patient care and satisfaction. In this role, you will gain hands-on experience on a hospital nursing unit as you provide comfort to patients of all ages and backgrounds.

During any given shift, you may be responsible for pharmacy and lab rounds, restocking, transporting patients, or fulfilling patient and family requests. In some areas you may have additional responsibilities, including delivering magazines, newspapers or flowers. Working as part of the nursing team, you will have an opportunity to enhance patients' quality of life. This program is ideal for volunteers considering a health profession.

Volunteer in one of Anne Arundel Medical Center's retail stores and meet new people and have fun while supporting the work of the medical center's Auxiliary. Store volunteers are vital to fundraising efforts that support the work of AAMC.

Some volunteers dedicate three hours a week, others dedicate 20. No matter the hours worked, all volunteers make a vital contribution toward the patient experience, as well as various programs and endeavors of AAMC.

Bayside Beacon

  • The Bayside Beacon gift shop, located on the second floor of the Belcher Pavilion, offers unique and charming items for sale, as well as cards, jewelry, candy and more.

Beacon Boutique

  • The Beacon Boutique, on the first floor of the Hospital Pavilion North, carries gift items, necessities, cards, flowers, balloons, toys, baby items, plush stuffed animals, jewelry, candy and much more.