Founded in 1977 by the Brandon Women's Service League, the Brandon Regional Hospital Auxiliary has expanded its role and programs to keep pace with the needs of a rapidly growing community.
Today the Auxiliary totals more than 200 volunteers who perform a wide range of services for the patients, guests and staff of Brandon Regional Hospital.
The Auxiliary is a nonprofit organization; proceeds from the hospital gift shops and other volunteer fundraisers are used to provide scholarships for those in the Brandon area pursuing careers in the medical field.
The scholarships are awarded based on financial need, and more than one million dollars has been given to students since the program’s inception in 1977. Approximately $20,000 is distributed to various local charities each year.
Youth Summer Volunteers
Through the Hospital Auxiliary, Youth have the opportunity to volunteer at Brandon Regional Hospital during the summer under the guidance of the Hospital’s Volunteers. The Youth are given the opportunity to volunteer in various department(s) including the mother/baby unit, lab, medical records and cafeteria. Duties may range from assisting nurses with errands to clerical work.
Membership is open to persons 18 years of age or older. To apply for membership in the Brandon Hospital Auxiliary, complete and return a membership application to the Auxiliary. Applicants will be contacted for an interview; qualified applicants will need to complete appropriate paperwork including a background check and attend orientation.
Job specific training will occur in the service selected by the applicant. Members volunteer for a three-hour shift, once a week and must complete a minimum of 75 hours a year to remain an active member of the Auxiliary.
For more information, call the Auxiliary office at (813) 916-0042.
Auxiliary Volunteer Opportunities
- Admissions Area/Waiting Room Ambassador
- Cardiac Laboratory
- Child LIfe Services
- Emergency Services
- Emergency Room Ambassador
- Gift Shop
- Health Information Management
- Human Resources
- Information Desk
- Intensive Care
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Packet Assembly
- Patient Services
- Public Relations/Marketing
- Sundry Cart
- Surgical Services
- Women’s Services
Awards & Recognition
Each year, the Frist Humanitarian Award is given to a volunteer for services to the hospital and community.