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Volunteers

About the St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary

St. Mary Medical Center opened in Hobart, April 1973. The Auxiliary was already in existence for 20 years at that point, having formed in 1953 at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Gary.

Today’s Auxiliary donates more than 39,000 hours of service a year to the hospital. The Auxiliary hosts numerous fund raising event each year and operates the hospital Gift Shop. All proceeds benefit St. Mary Medical Center patient care services and the Auxiliary Helping Hands Scholarship Program.

Become a Volunteer

Looking for a worthwhile volunteer opportunity that can truly make a difference? The St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary has been making a difference in the lives of individuals and in the health of our community for over 60 years. Please join us and become a part of this wonderful experience.

Our volunteers are involved in:

  • Employee Health
  • Eucharistic Ministers
  • Friendship Tea
  • Fundraising
  • Gift Shop
  • Human Resources
  • Information Desk
  • Intensive Care Waiting Room
  • Joint Care Academy
  • Laboratory
  • Mailroom
  • Pastoral Care
  • Registration
  • Surgical Waiting Room
  • Visitor & Patient Escorts

Volunteer benefits include:

  • Uniform provided by hospital
  • Skills training
  • Free meal during service hours
  • Appreciation Events
  • Wellness Programs
  • Flu Vaccines (when available)
  • 15% discount on hearing aid purchases made through Audiology Services at Community Hospital
  • Discount at Theatre at the Center, Munster

Orientation Schedule

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, we invite you to attend one of our monthly orientation sessions:

Monday, January 14th, 2019
10:00a.m.
Conference Room 3

Monday, February 18th, 2019

1:00p.m. 

Conference Room 3

Monday, March 11th, 2019

10:00a.m. 

Conference Room 3

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 

10:00a.m. 

Conference Room 3

Monday, May 13th, 2019 

10:00a.m.

Conference Room 3

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
1:00p.m.
Conference Room 3

Monday, July 15th, 2019
10:00a.m.
Conference Room 3

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
1:00p.m.
Conference Room 3

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
10:00a.m.
Conference Room 3

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
10:00a.m.
Conference Room 3

Monday, November 18th, 2019
10:00a.m.
Conference Room 3

Volunteer applications are available at the Information Desks located at the West and East entrance of the hospital. Or you may download an application:

When completed, bring to orientation or mail to:

Melina Flores, Volunteer Services
St. Mary Medical Center
1500 S. Lake Park Avenue
Hobart, IN 46342

If you have any further questions, please contact Melina Flores at (219) 947-6011.

St. Mary Medical Center Gift Shop

Hours:

Monday thru Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00p.m to 3:00 p.m.

The hospital gift shop, located off the West Lobby, offers a unique selection of affordable gifts, including: fresh flowers, clothing, jewelry, perfume, greeting cards, stuffed animals, candles, purses, sewing items, snacks and convenience items. The shop is staffed by volunteers, and hours may vary. If you have any questions about gift shop hours, please call the gift shop at (219) 945-4104, or contact Melina Flores at (219) 947-6011.

Fund Raiser Schedule for 2019

January 21, 22 - TJ Uniforms - Conf Rm 3 & 3A
February 1 - Mimi's Candles & Gifts - Conf Rm 3 & 3A
February 11, 12 - The Nut Man - Conf Rm 3 & 3A
March 6, 7 - HCI $6 Sale - Conf Rm 3 & 3A
April 4, 5 - Carline Leathers - Conf Rm 3 & 3A
April 25, 26 - Highland Jewelers - Conf Rm 3 & 3A
May 9 - Mimi's Candles - Conf Rm 3
May 17 - Linda’s Linens - Conf Rm 3 & 3A
June 13, 14 - TJ Uniforms - Conf Rm 3 & 3A
July 17 - Outside the Box-Shoe - Conf Rm 3 & 3A
July 22, 23 - Dimples - Conf Rm 3 & 3A
August 22, 23 - HCI $6 Sale - Conf Rm 3 & 3A
September 20 - Collective Goods - Conf Rm 3 & 3A
September 24 - Mimi's Candles - Conf Rm 3
October 24, 25 - Carline Leathers - Conf Rm 3 & 3A
October 30, 31 - HCI $6 Sale - Conf Rm 3 & 3A
November 21, 22 - TJ Uniforms - VHC/3 & 3A
November 26 - Rise N Roll - 3 & 3A
December 6 - Highland Jewelers - 3 & 3A
December 12 - Mimi's Candles - VHC 1-5PM
December 20 - Rise N' Roll - 3 & 3A

These events benefit St. Mary Medical Center and its endeavors to enhance the quality of services to our community. Payments accepted include payroll deductions (only eligible employees), cash and credit.

Scholarship Program

St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary Helping Hands Scholarship Program is funded through the Auxiliary’s Gift Shop and fund raising events. Donations and memorials to the scholarship program are welcomed. A named scholarship can be awarded if a donation(s) of $500 or more is made in memory of someone.

Send contributions to:

Melina Flores, Volunteer Services
St. Mary Medical Center
1500 S. Lake Park Avenue
Hobart, IN 46342

In 2018, ten students pursuing a degree in healthcare were awarded a scholarship. Scholarship applications typically are available from early February and are due by the end of March. Recipients are notified by May and awarded the scholarship in June.

The 2019 – 2020 Scholarship Application, High School Students
The 2019 – 2020 Scholarship Application, College Students
The 2019 - 2020 Scholarship Application Guidelines