INTEGRIS Health Southwest Medical Center

Volunteer Services

Mission Statement

Our mission is to extend and enhance services provided by the employed staff, supporting and promoting the INTEGRIS Health mission: Partnering with people to live healthier lives.

The Volunteer Auxiliary of INTEGRIS Health Southwest Medical Center marked its 40th Anniversary in October 2005. From the first day the small community hospital opened its doors in 1965, volunteers from south Oklahoma City have provided countless hours of service as they watched it grow to the comprehensive medical center it is today.

Ranging in age from 18 to 92, over 150 active volunteers continue to support the patients, staff and visitors of ISMC in 34 areas serving as escorts, waiting room hosts, information desk hosts, departmental support, delivering flowers and mail, delivering Meals on Wheels, patient visitation, and many more varied activities. Serving over 42,000 hours of service annually, the volunteers provide quality service with a warm and welcoming smile as they assist countless individuals entering our doors.

Through the Auxiliary’s fundraising efforts and proceeds from its gift shop, more than $2 million have been contributed directly to the medical center in building campaigns, monetary and in-kind donations.

Our Auxiliary Volunteers will tell you that their greatest reward is the feeling of having spent a day in the service of others.

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!