The Atlantic General Hospital Auxiliary promotes the welfare of the Hospital
by fostering good public relations, providing service to the Hospital,
organizing health related projects and by conducting fund raising activities.
Our Auxiliary is the second largest single hospital in volunteer numbers
with 247 members and our volunteers provide more than 39,000 hours of
service to the hospital annually. Volunteers support the Hospital by donating
their time and expertise every aspect of our Hospital and Health System.
"We are very appreciative of all of the work our volunteers do for
the hospital. The time they so generously give is priceless and we couldn't
do it without them!" - Janet Mengel, Auxiliary President
Volunteers also serve on Hospital teams and committees providing crucial
insight and community support to our Hospital.
Click here to learn more about the various volunteer opportunities.
The Auxiliary has continually been recognized and commended for its unwavering
dedication to our community hospital, but none more so than in the receipt
of a Governor’s Citation, and an annual Certificate of Achievement
from the Maryland Association of Hospital Auxiliaries.
While the Auxiliary is extremely generous in their donation of time, the
organization also offers financial support to the institution. From 2006
to present the Auxiliary has donated over 1 million dollars to fund equipment
purchases, renovations to the facility and education opportunities to
the community. The Auxiliary has three main fund raising activities:
- Monthly Lobby Sales of various kinds of merchandise
Thrift Shop - a short distance from the Hospital - sells gently used clothing, accessories,
jewelry, household items including books, decorator items and furniture
- Special Events such as The Three Tenors and a Diva concerts
In 1998 The Junior Auxiliary Group (JAG) was formed as a sub-group of
our Auxiliary. The group consists of hospital and health system associates
and community members who want to socialize and be active in supporting
the hospital but are unable to volunteer during the day due to work and/or
childcare responsibilities. The mission of JAG is to increase community
awareness of Atlantic General Hospital and its associates through fun,
fellowship, and family-oriented activities and fundraising. Each year
this group publishes a welcome reference book of personal references for
new member of the hospital community and supports the James G. and Nancy
W. Barrett Nursing Scholarship Fund.
The Auxiliary coordinates a free
We-Care program for people who live alone by providing a daily contact with someone
to check on them.
For more information about the AGH Auxiliary, please contact the Auxiliary’s
Volunteer Coordinator at 410-629-6859. If you are interested in volunteering
at Atlantic General Hospital, you may stop into the Hospital pick up an
application, complete an application
online or print the
form and bring it to the main desk at the Hospital or mail it to the Volunteer
Coordinator, Atlantic General Hospital, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, MD 21811.