Volunteering at Dosher Memorial Hospital
Extraordinary people who careDosher Hospital volunteers are a wonderfully diverse group of professionals, retirees, moms, dads and students from Southport and the Southeastern Brunswick County. In choosing to volunteer, they are doing something meaningful with their free time. More importantly, their service and generosity of spirit make a real difference in the lives of patients and their families.
The Dosher Hospital Volunteer organization is presently
made up of more than 150 volunteers from Southport and the Southeastern Brunswick County area.
The five who volunteered the most hours in 2017 were Ann Hollingsworth, 809 hours, Pat Genovese, 808, Barbara Farley, 737, Terri Curson 502, and Mary Baldwin, 491.
The Flea Market, Gift Shop and annual fundraising efforts of the Dosher Volunteers have resulted in donations of over $1 million to Dosher Hospital. These gifts have purchased much needed equipment and furnishings and funded special hospital projects.
Volunteers support patients, families and staffOur goal as volunteers is to make the hospital experience as pleasant as possible for patients and their families, and to provide hospital staff with support whenever and wherever possible.
Officers for 2017-18 shown at right are:
Jeri Robinson, President
Ann Hollingsworth, Vice President
Donna Jenny, Secretary
Lois Galligan, Treasurer
Verda Darrell, Chaplain
Administrative assistanceThere's always a lot of behind-the-scenes action at Dosher Memorial Hospital. Volunteers support clerical needs and lend their support for numerous hospital departments.
HospitalityA Volunteer's smile is a wonderful greeting to patients, families and visitors when they arrive at the hospital or its satellite facilities. Dosher Hospital Volunteers welcome visitors, answer questions and provide directions at reception areas.
RetailOver the years, Dosher Hospital Volunteers have operated the Hospital's Gift Shop. In addition, the Volunteers organize and sell donated items at the Dosher Hospital Flea Market, located at 129 E. Moore St., in downtown Southport.
Gift shopThe Dosher Hospital Gift Shop is operated by the Dosher Hospital Auxiliary. All proceeds are donated to the hospital. It is located in the Patient Care Unit entrance of Dosher Memorial Hospital.
Dosher Flea MarketThe Dosher Hospital Volunteers' high quality resale Flea Market is located at 129 E. Moore St., Southport, NC. All proceeds are used to support Dosher Hospital.
Flea Market hours:
Monday: 1 - 4 pm
Tuesday-Friday: 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 1 pm
Become a Dosher Hospital volunteerIf you have an interest in donating your time and efforts to make a difference in the healthcare provided to Southport and the surrounding areas as a Dosher Hospital Volunteer, we invite you to apply for membership to our Volunteer organization.
Volunteer orientation ensures that you become familiar with Dosher Memorial Hospital policies and procedures, and get off to a great start as a hospital volunteer.
How to beginThank you for your interest in volunteering at Dosher Memorial Hospital. Please print the Volunteer Application Form and Background Check Form and mail the completed forms to:
Dosher Memorial Hospital
924 N. Howe St.
Southport, NC 28461
We will contact you after reviewing your application. If you have any questions, please call Volunteer Coordinator, Susan Kirchner at (910) 523-2248. At other hours, please leave a voicemail message.
Scholarship grants availableDosher Volunteers award scholarships annually to deserving students in order to pursue a career in the healthcare field.
Applicants must be a Brunswick County High School graduate or a Dosher employee.
Complete information and applications may be obtained after February each year by contacting a Guidance Counselor at a Brunswick County High School, Brunswick Community College, Southeastern Community College and the Chief Nursing Officer's office at Dosher Memorial Hospital.