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The volunteer program is a venture of the Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. The Auxiliary was formed in 1950 at the request of the Hospital Trustees. Doctor’s wives participated, and eventually other civic minded ladies joined them to raise funds for equipment, as well as other needed services for the Hospital. The Auxiliary holds fundraisers in the Spring and Fall and the proceeds from these as well as those from the Gift Shop and Hazel’s Treasures are passed on to the hospital.

Funds raised by the Auxiliary provide:

  • Hospital equipment
  • Refurbishment of patient areas
  • Scholarships for medically related studies


  • Associate volunteers support the Auxiliary by paying dues.
  • Active volunteers support the Auxiliary by active involvement, volunteering their time to hospital- related projects and events.

Become a Volunteer

To learn if volunteering at HHMH is right for you, contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator at at (831) 636-2681.To apply, fill out the volunteer application and email to or mail the completed form to:

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital
Attn: Volunteer Services Coordinator
911 Sunset Drive
Hollister, CA 95023

Volunteer Service Areas

  • Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital
  • Mabie Southside & Mabie Northside Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Madelyn's Gift Shop (in hospital)
  • Hazel’s Treasures

Types of Service

  • Reception
  • Fundraising
  • Gift Shop
  • Emergency Department Reception & Staff Assistance
  • Activity Assistant at the Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Special Projects


  • Two four-hour shifts per month, Monday through Saturday
  • Greet patients and visitors; receive flowers & deliveries
  • Maintain patient census; answer phone
  • Transport patients; delivery of flowers; photocopying
  • Distribute paperwork; work on special projects for staff
  • Transport specimens to the lab

    Gift Shop

    • Two four-hour shifts per month, Monday through Friday
    • Opening and closing registers; selling merchandise

    Hazel’s Treasures

    • Open Monday – Saturday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm to receive donations
    • Sale days: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Shifts usually 4 – 6 hours , but flexible

    Emergency Department

    • Make up unoccupied gurneys and beds
    • Assist with patient transportation
    • Assist Registration Clerks
    • Take supplies/water/food to patients
    • Patient/Guest Services
    • Stock patient rooms with linens and supplies
    • Stock supply carts with linens and supplies
    • Bundle blood tubes and vials
    • Clean wheelchairs
    • Take specimens to lab
    • Answering phones

    Activity Assistant at the Skilled Nursing Facilities (This position is currently on hold)

    • Usually four-hour shifts, but flexible
    • Assist with feeding, snacks, recreational activities, arts and craft projects, music, flower arranging, Sunday Worship

    Special Projects

    Annual fund raising events, community health screening, clerical, knitting/crocheting caps for OB, sew bears for hospitalized children, assist in Medical Records & Home Health, serve on ad hoc committees.

    hazel hawkins thrift store workers woman shopping at hazel hawkins thrift store