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Auxiliary Volunteers Lend Valuable Support


The Auxiliary began in 1958 when Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital opened its doors. Over the past 50 years, the Auxiliary has provided an excess of one million volunteer service hours and has raised well over $1 million dollars which was used to purchase needed equipment. In honor of their contributions to our hospital, the SNMH Foundation named the Auxiliary “Volunteers of the Year” in 2007.

However, it is on a daily basis that the hospital feels the Auxiliary’s influence. Volunteers are the first to greet a patient and their families and provide service to departments in need of additional support. The following departments are served by the Auxiliary members:

  • Cancer Center
  • Emergency Department
  • Diagnostic Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Main Lobby Desk
  • Outpatient Lobby Desk
  • Nursing Floors

In addition, the Auxiliary Volunteers assist other departments in clerical capacities and work on special projects for the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation. The SNMH Auxiliary is active in fundraising and hosting a variety of events throughout the year. Again, the funds raised by the Auxiliary are used to purchase or supplement equipment needed by the hospital. The Auxiliary always welcomes new volunteers. Applications can be obtained at the Main Lobby Desk, the Outpatient Lobby Desk, at the Diagnostic Center or you can also click here to download an application and return it to the address listed below.

Please return your application to:

SNMH Hospital Auxiliary
c/o Membership Chairperson
155 Glasson Way
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Women's Imaging Center Peer Support Volunteer Program


With the Peer Support Volunteer program, newly diagnosed breast cancer patients are matched with a trained volunteer for support. 

To be involved with the program, volunteers must be finished with treatment and have been diasgnosed more than a year before. They attend a half-day training, which includes information about confidentiality and patient privacy. Once matched, the peer support volunteers reach out to their patients to listen, provide emotional assistance, steer them to resources for cancer patients, do research or anything the patient may need to help them get through breast cancer. They do not offer medical advice.

For more information, please contact Linda Aeschliman at (530) 274-6657.

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155 Glasson Way
Grass Valley, CA 95945
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