Volunteer Services Facts
Volunteer Services (formerly Auxiliary) began in 1969 at St. Joseph's Hospital with 57 Charter Members.
The mission of Volunteer Services is to support Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Denali Center and its continuum of care.
Compassion, responsibility, commitment, and excellence.
Membership is open to all who wish to contribute to the Volunteer Services mission. Youth (ages 14-17) join as Junior Volunteers and adults (ages 18 and older) join as adult members. All volunteers must be members of Volunteer Services. Volunteer Services currently has over 150 members and donates more than 1,000 hours of service to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital / Denali Center monthly.
Volunteer Services membership dues are $5 per year for adult volunteers and are payable each year in April, or upon joining Volunteer Services (dues are never paid twice in a single calendar year). Payment of $100 signifies a lifetime membership. Lifetime members are not required to pay any additional dues.
Volunteer Services has an elected Board of Directors which meets the third Tuesday of each month. Volunteer Services members are welcome to attend as non-voting members.
The annual membership meeting is held each year in April and all active volunteers are encouraged to attend. Service awards are presented at this time.
Any income generated by Volunteer Services (gift shop, infant photographs, etc.) is used to purchase equipment or to enhance the services that Volunteer Services provides to the facility.
The Fairbanks Memorial Hospital gift shop is one of two businesses that are operated by the Volunteer Services organization. Proceeds from the hospital gift shop are donated back to the hospital in the form of medical equipment or to enhance hospital services. Since the inception of the Volunteer Services organization in 1969, $1.4 million in equipment donations have been given to the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Denali Center. Please read more about our gift shop.
The Lifeline program was started in 1986 by the Volunteer Services organization to provide a medical alert service to the community of Fairbanks and surrounding areas. This is the second of two businesses operated by the Volunteer Services program. The Lifeline program is self-sustaining; the program offers a sliding payment scale for those who qualify for assistance. The program serves over 250 community members giving them the peace of mind to remain independent in their own homes. Please read more about our Lifeline program.