Volunteering at INTEGRIS Health Enid Hospital

History of the Auxiliary

A group of Enid women were invited to tea on the afternoon of May 2nd, 1955. From that group, the Women’s Auxiliary of Enid General Hospital was formed. For the first two years, members accomplished much in promoting and advancing the welfare of the hospital. In April 1957, the first 10-hour course for in-service volunteers was given. Now, in the spring, orientation classes are given for Junior Volunteers, and frequent adult orientation classes are held. Hospital volunteers now account for more than 22,000 hours of service each year.

Benefits of Volunteering

We all have busy lives and it’s hard to find time to spare, however, the benefits are enormous to you, your family and your community. Volunteering provides not just social benefits, but individual health benefits, as well. Those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability and lower rates of depression late in life than those who don’t volunteer. Fundamentally, volunteering is about giving your time, energy and skills freely. Unlike many things in life, there is a choice involved in volunteering. As a volunteer you have made a decision to help on your own accord, free from pressure.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Cath lab information/hospitality Cardiac Center information/hospitality
  • Chaplaincy
  • Escort
  • Gift shop
  • Golden Oaks unit, crocheting/knitting
  • ICU information/hospitality
  • Main lobby information
  • Inner office, clerical assistant
  • Messenger, mail service
  • Radiation oncology information/hospitality
  • Board of directors
  • Special projects
  • Surgery information/hospitality
  • If your passion is not listed, please inquire regarding availability in other areas 

For more information or to become a volunteer, contact Volunteer Services at 405-949-3183.

Become a Volunteer Today

Over the past two decades we have seen a growing body of research that indicates volunteering provides individual health benefits in addition to social ones. This research, which is presented by CNCS (Corporation for National and Community Service), in a report titled "The Health Benefits of Volunteering..." has established a strong relationship between volunteering and health. Those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer. But don't take our word for it... join us and see for yourself!