Interested In Becoming An SRMC Volunteer?

SRMC deeply appreciates the volunteers who assist with the day-to-day tasks that keep our patients comfortable, and our hospital running smoothly. In fact, we simply couldn’t operate successfully without these energetic women and men!

Our staff of volunteers is coordinated through The Auxiliary of Sumner Regional Medical Center, and are asked to sign up for three hours each week. Duties can include: managing the gift shop, delivering flowers and mail, and escorting patients to and from the lab, x-ray, and physical therapy departments.

We’re proud to say that since 1971, Auxiliary volunteers have contributed a total of 185,000 hours of their valuable time in the service of others. In 2006 and 2007, our volunteer team was awarded the Gold Award of Excellence from the Kansas Auxiliaries of Kansas through the Kansas Hospital Association, and also honored at the 2007 Kansas Hospital Association Trade Show and Convention for their continued dedication.

If you’re interested in becoming a part of this very important group, please contact us by phone at: 620-399-1251 or via e-mail at

About The Auxiliary

The Auxiliary was organized in 1971 by Maudene Vandenburgh, with the help of Forest Rogers, a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Luke’s Hospital with a roster of 95 active members and 18 associate members.

The Snack and Gift Shop was established in 1971 with a $100.00 donation, and Auxiliary members offered handmade items for sale for the first several years. Today, funds raised through gift shop sales and special events are used to support patient care, programs, purchase medical equipment, and sponsor a scholarship fund for those entering the medical field.

Our littlest patients benefit from the Auxiliary as well. Volunteers provide a plush animal to all children admitted to the hospital, and each infant born here is given a commemorative spoon bearing the SRMC name. Babies lucky enough to be born in December enjoy a special gift—a receiving blanket made by one of our Auxiliary volunteers.