Volunteerism is deep-rooted in the Fredericksburg community. Even before Hill Country Memorial opened its doors in 1971, charter members of the Auxiliary helped raise funds and prepare for HCM’s opening. Since then, the volunteer corps has grown from 77 active members to more than 200 today. There are volunteer opportunities for all ages and skills, and schedules can be as flexible or as set as each volunteer desires.
In 1971 the hospital opened with 77 active, female volunteers. Their duties included ironing sheets for patient beds, working the switchboard, passing out snacks to patients in the evening, and staffing the information desk.
Today, men and women volunteer in the hospital. Volunteer opportunities include interaction with patients, greeter, clerical opportunities, working with visitors, delivering food and flowers, pre and post-surgical support, preventive maintenance on hospital equipment, retail merchandising, and many more. If you would like to learn more about volunteering at HCM Hospital please call (830) 997-1307.
Hospice volunteer activities include baking, administrative support, floral arrangements and delivery to patients, sewing, certified talents such as hair dresser, pet therapy or massage therapy, musician, and a teen volunteer program to name a few. To learn more about volunteering with HCM Hospice please contact (830) 997-1335.
The HCM Thrift Shop started with 16 volunteers in 1994. Today the Thrift Shop could not function without our 46 person volunteer workforce. The Volunteers help with sorting, tagging, pricing, displays, putting out donations or manning the cash register. We have openings in all areas and welcome new volunteers anytime. We also assist other non-profits in the area with items or opportunities for serving the thrift shop. We would like to remind everyone that HCM accepts donations of re-sellable items for the thrift shop including knick knacks, clothing, furniture, tools and so on. For further inquiries about volunteering or to schedule a pick up please call (830) 997-7688.
The Patient & Family Advisory Council provides input, recommendations and ideas for improvement to all HCM departments. Comprised of former patients, patients' family members and community members, the council meets monthly to hear presentations from HCM team members seeking feedback on existing or proposed initiatives. In all that it does, the PFAC promotes better, safer, more efficient, familycentered care throughout HCM. For more information please contact Mandy Schmidt at 830-990-1593.