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"Volunteers, the heart of healthcare"

Barton Auxiliary

Barton Auxiliary

2170 South Ave.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530.543.5728 | aemail@bartonhealth.org

President, Larry Coffman
First Vice President, Maria Lundholm
Second Vice President, Joanne Donmoyer
Recording Secretary, Vikki Egry
Treasurer, Carol McInnes

About the Auxiliary:

Since 1960, the Barton Memorial Hospital (BMH) Auxiliary has been an active group of volunteers who give generously of their time and talents to support Barton Memorial Hospital, its patients and the community. The auxiliary members assist the hospital in promoting the health and welfare of the community in accordance with objectives established by the BMH Board of Directors.

The volunteers are dedicated citizens who make a difference in our community, with community blood drives, Comfort Cart, Front Desk Hospital Services, as well as numerous other activities. Their support of Barton Hospital is greatly appreciated by the hospital staff, physicians, patients, visitors and community.

The Auxiliary raises and donates funds each year to the hospital through special events, such as the annual: Book Fairs and Cheese Ball sales. The distribution of these funds is at the hospital’s sole discretion.

If you are looking for an activity that offers remarkable rewards and fulfillment, the Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary may have the right opportunity for you.

Reasons for Volunteering:

  • Stay active during retirement
  • Learn new job skills
  • Joy in helping others
  • Sense of accomplishment
  • Share your skills with others
  • Meet new people
  • Give back to the community
  • Accept new challenges
  • Explore careers in healthcare

Areas for Volunteering:

  • Blood Drives – Assist with South Lake Tahoe blood drives.
  • Cheese Balls – Help make the Auxiliary's famous cheese balls, a tradition since 1989.
  • Christmas Cheer All Year – Facilitation of emergency food distribution for community members experiencing food insecurity.
  • Comfort Cart – Visit patients and provide them with comforting items, company, and conversation.
  • Emergency Department – Greet and assist families.
  • Footprints to the Future – Help fulfill orders and placement of Barton Memorial Hospital baby's footprints on the recognition wall.
  • Front Desk Hospital Services – Greet and direct visitors, deliver flowers and cards, and assist with patient discharge.
  • Skilled Nursing Facility – Visit with or read to residents, help in the activities room, take residents for a walk, play cards and games, and more.
  • Ways & Means – Help with fundraising events.
  • Other Areas As Needed – Assist with various projects, such as stuffing mailers and invitations, greet patients in other departments, and volunteer for events hosted by Public Relations, Barton Foundation, Barton Memorial Hospital, and the Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness.

What is Membership:

Membership in the Auxiliary is open to all persons who are interested in Barton Memorial Hospital and are willing to conform to the Bylaws and Policies of the Auxiliary that have been approved by the Barton Memorial Hospital Board of Directors. All memberships may be renewed annually upon payment of dues.

Types of Membership:

  • General MemberDues are $15 per year – Members regularly participate in active service programs of the Auxiliary and serve a minimum of 100 hours yearly.
  • Part-time MemberDues are $15 per year – Members, serving 50 or more hours yearly.
  • Associate MemberDues are $50 per year – Associate members are interested in the purpose of the Auxiliary and may participate in all events and services of the Auxiliary, but are not required to serve a specific number of hours.
  • Life Member$500 one-time payment – Specific criteria must be met. Contact the president if you have questions regarding life membership.
  • Junior VolunteerNo dues – Ages 16-18.

How to Become an Auxiliary Member:

Apply as a Volunteer on our Careers Page (here). The 'Volunteer' post is often listed at the bottom of the page; please scroll through all available job postings to 'Volunteer."

To complete an application, please register for an account and provide the needed information.

Please allow up to 60 days to complete screening, which includes a background check and verification of immunizations. Once completed you will attend a new volunteer orientation and pay membership dues.

There is a volunteer coordinator dedicated to assist you in this process. For more information please email aemail@bartonhealth.org.