The Volunteer Board of University Health is celebrating its 70th year of service to University Hospital. As members of the not-for-profit organization, these men and women have raised and contributed nearly $9 million for the hospital through the Board's businesses, but their value is priceless as they support the staff in their efforts to bring comfort to patients and their families.
In an average year, the volunteers provide 37,000 hours of services in 37 different areas.
Among its various enterprises, the Board owns four retail and service related businesses including Sunshine Gift Shop, Magnolias Breast Health Boutique and the Hair Salon at University. In addition, The Volunteer Board also contracts to provide many other services such as the Food Court, the Bistro, Scrubs and Beyond Uniform Shop, vending services through A&A Vending and other special event fundraisers.
The benefit of offering such a wide variety of retail solutions on the campus of University Hospital is that the Volunteer Board is able to give much of its proceeds to the hospital to improve overall patient care. Projects in recent years have included the Emergency Department expansion and renovation project; the Orthopaedic & Spine Center; the Heart and Vascular Institute's Heart Cart; the Breast Health Center's Women's Wellness on Wheels Mobile Unit; a 3D Mammography for the Breast Health Center; and a significant gift to help establish a Donor Breast Milk Bank in the Special Care Nursery located in the W.G. Watson Women's Center.
For more information on the Volunteer Board, its services, projects or businesses, please contact the Volunteer Services Office, University Hospital, 1350 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30901 or call 706/774-2206. The Sunshine Gift Shop can be reached at 706/774-2213.
How to Volunteer
For an application or more information on volunteer service opportunities, contact the Volunteer Services office at 706/774-8877 or e-mail the offices.