Volunteer at Onslow Memorial

Onslow Memorial Hospital Auxiliary 

The Auxiliary was founded in 1944 to support the work of Onslow Memorial Hospital. These caring members of the community participate in activities such as fundraising, bringing cheer to hospital patients, providing help and encouragement to physicians and staff, and making scholarships available to young people interested in medical careers. We have volunteer opportunities for both adults and teens.
Please use the tabs below to find out more about the opportunities best suited for you. Thank you for your interest.

The Auxiliary is seeking new members who can commit to serving at least four hours per week. As a member of this elite group of volunteers, you will also have an opportunity to participate in fundraising and social events throughout the year, and much more.

Anyone wishing to volunteer in any department other than the Emergency Department, visit the hospital lobby to obtain a printed application form and complete it in person OR fill out an online version of the form by clicking here.

Anyone wishing to volunteer in the Emergency Department ("ED"), must complete the online application form located here.

If you are interested in the Onslow Community Care Network Health Navigator Certification, please click the "Health Navigator" tab on this page, or click here to download the application.

Once your application is reviewed, the Auxiliary's membership chair will schedule an appointment to meet with you at the hospital to discuss our program as well as to get to know you. This will help us to determine where best to use your skill for the benefit of all.    Requirements after this appointment will include a background check, blood test, PPD (TB) test, and orientation to our hospital to include the rules that guide us to ensure patient privacy and overall good care.  All of this will be organized and paid for by the hospital. The Employee Health Nurse will require proof that you have received certain immunizations (mumps, rubella, etc.).

Adult volunteers are currently needed for the following positions. Your interview will help us and you to choose a shift and position that best suits you and your schedule:

Emergency Department

Emergency Department ("ED") volunteers have the ability to enhance patients and visitors experience in the ED setting. As a volunteer, you are able to gain valuable experiences working closely with ED staff and assisting with non-medical patient care. In addition to gaining personal experiences the volunteer has the satisfaction of helping out a diverse community and giving back. Volunteering in the ED will increase confidence in a medical environment and provide vital experience for future medical professionals. 


Volunteers will aid staff in providing guest/patient comfort, routine clerical tasks and environmental needs on the unit at our freestanding outpatient surgery center.

Outpatient Registration

Volunteers will greet, direct and escort our guests to the necessary location while providing a positive first impression. 


Volunteers will aid staff in providing assistance with deliveries, clerical tasks, and helping with other non-dispensing tasks as requested by pharmacy personnel.


Volunteers will aid our nursery staff in providing patient comfort, routine clerical tasks and environmental needs on the unit.  This includes rocking infants when requested by the nursery staff. 


Volunteers will aid staff in providing guest/patient comfort, routine clerical tasks and environmental needs on the infusion/transfusion unit.  Volunteers will escort and assist patients with basic needs as requested by the nursing staff.

Gift Shop

Volunteers will enhance the shopping experience for our customers to include maintaining a clean and safe environment, restocking merchandise, and assisting customers with purchases, merchandise questions, and/or orders.

Information Desk

Volunteers will greet, direct and escort our guests while providing a positive first impression of Onslow Memorial Hospital.  This volunteer will politely and professionally answer the telephone and will need basic computer skills.

Magazine Cart

Volunteers will support a positive patient and family experience by offering complimentary reading material to patients during daily rounds across nursing units.

Education Department

This volunteer will provide clerical and reception support for the Education Department to include making education packets, making copies, and assisting guests.


The Auxiliary is always looking for additional ways to serve. In addition to the above areas, we often need occasional volunteers who are available to assist with a short term project. Virtual volunteers may use their skills in crocheting or knitting hats for our babies and cancer patients; lap quilts or prayer shawls. Some virtual volunteers serve as an advisory committee for The Gift Shop while others work on favors for patient’s meal trays. Some volunteers serve on committees to review and select candidates for scholarship awards.

For more information contact Volunteer Services at 910-577-2341 or email Jessica.Collins-Hansley@onslow.org

For information about Onslow's Volunteen Program, please click here.