About the Auxiliary
All volunteers volunteer their time through the Alvarado Auxiliary, which
is a non-profit organization, separate from the hospital, established
in February 1972. The auxiliary's mission is to minister to the non-medical
needs of patients in an effort to improve their mental well-being and
physical comfort, as well as outreach to the community.
All hospital volunteers are auxiliary members. There is an elected executive
board and an appointed board of directors of volunteer leaders. Fundraisers
throughout the year (i.e. Annual Golf Tournament, Scrub Sales, See’s
Candy Sales, Book Sales, etc.) fund many of the hospital's outreach
events and philanthropic causes, including the annual restorative golf
tournament, the Sir Koff-A-Lot bears for open-heart patients, and Project
E.A.S.E. for unfunded emergency needs of patients administered by the
hospital social support services.
The fundraisers also fund the Chaplains Program Grants given to cancer
patients treated on our campus, scholarships for active volunteers, continuing
their education, surgical waiting room coffee, candy and newspaper, and
the Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family.
Besides the ongoing projects, the auxiliary is open to supporting other
philanthropic requests that coincide with their mission. Consideration
is given to written requests addressed to the auxiliary’s president
and presented to the board on a monthly basis. Address requests to Alvarado
Hospital Auxiliary, 6645 Alvarado Road, Suite 112, San Diego, CA 92120.
For more information on becoming a volunteer, call (619) 229-4619 or