Volunteers & Junior Volunteers

RMC Auxiliary Team

The volunteer services department of the Regional Medical Center was established in 1970 to offer an extra dimension of care and service to patients, their families and visitors, as well as to provide supportive services for the facility’s staff. The Regional Medical Center's Auxiliary, which includes adult and junior volunteers (teens to seniors), represents a large cross section of the community.

Group picture of 2017 - 2018 Auxiliary Officers
2017 - 2018 Auxiliary Officers: From left to right, Adele Palmieri, Historian; Annette Disher, President; Pat Heape, Treasurer; Caroline Thompson, Vice President; Jean Browning, Recorder; Sheryl King, Chaplain and Charlene Waymer, Parliamentarian. Absent was Linda McCants, Recording Secretary.

Three key factors – interest, skill and motivation – are considered when assigning volunteers to areas of duty. The department’s director relies on these characteristics to help match the talents of each individual volunteer to the needs of our patients, visitors and staff.

Louise Beckett 2017 Volunteer of the Year
Louise Beckett
2017 Volunteer of the Year

Volunteers operate the gift shop and assist in more than 30 departments. Their smiling faces add cheer and warmth as they deliver all hospital mail and flowers to patients; greet and assist at the information desks in admitting/registration, emergency department, same-day surgery and the main visitors’ lobby; serve as patient/visitor liaisons in cooperation with the customer service department; offer clerical and secretarial assistance to various departments; provide a courier service for the cancer treatment center; and lend a helping hand in many other ways.

Annika Gupta 2017 Junior Volunteer  of the Year
Annika Gupta
2017 Junior Volunteer of the Year
Additionally, the Auxiliary sponsors the Regional Medical Center's Summer Enrichment Program, which was designed as an opportunity for students who are pursuing a healthcare career to gain experience in the healthcare setting. A popular, commemorative community event of the holiday season, the Auxiliary’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting, garners funds through the sale of tree lights to benefit the Auxiliary’s Verna Martin Compassionate Care Fund. This fund was designed to help patients and their families with a one-time emergency need. For more information, please call 803-395-2425.

The Auxiliary has been a major contributor to the Regional Medical Center and the Regional Medical Center Foundation.Volunteers give of their time, talents and abilities, as well as generous monetary donations in support of the Regional Medical Center.
2017 - 2018 Junior Officers from left to right: Jordan Darby, treasurer; Shivani Patel,  secretary; Hardi Parmar, vice president  and Megan Adams, president.
2017 - 2018 Junior Officers from left to right: Jordan Darby, treasurer; Shivani Patel, secretary; Hardi Parmar, vice president and Megan Adams, president.

For more information about the Regional Medical Center’s volunteer program, please call 803-395-2425 (toll free in S.C. 800-476-3377, ext. 2425).