When you become a volunteer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC), you automatically become part of the Volunteer Auxiliary which is managed by the Director of Volunteer Services.
GBMC's Volunteer Auxiliary is a volunteer service group dedicated to supporting the organization's commitment to quality patient care through service hour contributions, fund raising and fund allocation for the direct benefit of GBMC.
The Volunteer Auxiliary is a group of nearly 500 volunteers associated with the hospital. The Auxiliary contributes approximately 100,000 service hours annually with a monetary value, based on the Independent Sector, of approximately $2 million.
Many volunteers are involved with patient care and others with non-patient care. Regardless of the assignment, all volunteer roles are important to GBMC's Mission of Health, Healing and Hope.
The Volunteer Auxiliary raises a half million dollars annually through GBMC's semi-annual Nearly New Sales, The Corner Shop - GBMC's premier, destination gift shop, and the Vendor Sales. Click here to see the upcoming Nearly New Sales dates, get hours of operation of The Corner Shop, or view dates of upcoming Vendor Sales.
Some volunteers, in addition to their regular assignments, take on the role of serving on the Volunteer Auxiliary Board. The Director of Volunteer Services serves as the liaison between the Auxiliary Board and the Hospital.
The Auxiliary Board oversees requests for funds that will help patient care either directly or indirectly. Recently the Board pledged $500,000 to GBMC's Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute. Additionally, it has given $25,000 each to the Cochlear Implant Center and the Greater Baltimore Cleft Lip and Palate Team at GBMC.