Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary

Volunteers Needed!  Join us!

In 1969, the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary was formally organized, bringing together the Hospital’s Pink Ladies (formed in 1952) with members of the Watkins Glen Hospital Guild and the Odessa-Montour Hospital Guild, which were active since the 1920s. Their stated purpose was to advance the institution’s welfare through service to their patients, their visitors, and the medical, nursing, and administrative personnel.

Since 1969, the Auxiliary has continued to help the Hospital with a group of faithful volunteers. Now however, the Auxiliary needs to ask for help. As our members grow older, they find it difficult at times to make it to their stations at the gift shop, the front desk, or in the Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. Several have said that it is time to get some “new faces”.

We know that people today are busier than ever. Time has become precious and we all feel the need to protect what free time we have. However, volunteers at Schuyler Hospital are asked to donate three hours of their time as seldom as once a month. Of course, some volunteers do more, depending on their schedule.

We are asking you to consider donating some of your time to become a member of the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary. Please note that the Auxiliary is not limited to women. We are always looking for men with free time to help us out. Don’t worry. We don’t wear the pink jackets anymore!

Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • Visiting in Skilled Nursing
  • Assisting Skilled Nursing Residents with Bingo, Fundraisers, Outings, and Ice Cream Cart – as well as reading to and playing cards with residents
  • Helping with clerical and secretarial projects
  • Staffing The Gift Shop
  • Baking
  • and more!

Plus, assist with fundraisers including:

  • November Splendor
  • Festival of Lights
  • And more!

For more information about the works of the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary, or to volunteer, contact the Auxiliary at (607) 535-7121 or

Auxiliary membership applications may be picked in The Gift Shop (inside Main Entrance of Hospital), or download our membership application.

Board of Directors

Kitty Shallenberger, President
Pam Kelly, 1st Vice President
Judy Phillips, 2nd Vice President
Carole Gifford, Secretary
Gretta Preston, Corresponding Secretary
Debbie Lisk-Boutoille, Volunteer Coordinator
Alice Learn, Scholarship Chair
Betti Vinti, Historian

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