Volunteering Is In Our Heart

Over 50 years ago, a group of concerned DeKalb County citizens and volunteers gathered and decided it was time to begin the difficult task of raising money to build a local hospital. Finally, in 1964, what was then the DeKalb Memorial Hospital opened its doors. Touted as "the Miracle of Indiana”, it was a hospital that was built and equipped through the sole contributions of the citizens of DeKalb County. Today, this community hospital has grown into the DeKalb Health system. Then and now, DeKalb Health prides itself on promoting, preserving, and restoring health.

DeKalb Health’s volunteers contribute more than time and resources. They bring a level of enthusiasm and a spirit of warmth to their work that simply can't be expressed in dollars and cents. The community benefits form the efforts of the volunteers in the hospital, at the Auxiliary's thrift shop, through the efforts of Hospice Volunteers.


Hospital Auxiliary

The DeKalb Memorial Hospital Fund-Raising Guild is a separate not-for-profit adult volunteer organization with over 70 members. Also known as the Hospital Auxiliary. The men and women volunteer staff raises funds and donate financial contributions to the hospital. Funds are raised through the hospital gift shop proceeds, and Curiosity Shop specialty resale store. The Auxiliary volunteer staff provides assistance throughout the hospital in a variety of positions including greeting and welcoming visitors, helping people find their way, serving as gift shop and Curiosity Shop clerks and acting as host to specific areas.

For more information or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer, call Jodi Spangler at 260.920.2805 or email her at jspangler@dekalbhealth.com.

Curiosity Shop (specialty resale shop)
1209 South Randolph, Garrett, IN 46738
P: 260.925.1148
Donations are accepted for clothing, shoes, jewelry, furniture, household items, books and gifts.

Tuesday-Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Sunday, Monday (Closed)

Serendipity (hospital gift shop)
1316 E 7th Street, Auburn, IN 46706 (Hospital Campus) Park in Lot B, Enter Door 1
P: 260.920.2553

Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Weekends Please call ahead

Interested in Volunteering?

The Auxiliary is currently seeking volunteers. If you’re interested in volunteering for DeKalb Health and becoming an important part of our patient experience, you may stop by one of our volunteer desks and pick up an application. As a volunteer you will receive a free meal each day you volunteer and discounts at our PharmaCare Pharmacies and Gift Shop. 

For more information about our program, call Jodi Spangler at 260.920.2805 or e-mail her at jspangler@deklabhealth.com.


Hospice Volunteer

DeKalb Health Hospice, a division of DeKalb Health, is a not-for-profit agency servicing DeKalb County and adjacent areas. The focus of these volunteers is to help meet the needs of the patient and family. Volunteers of DeKalb Health Hospice offer care to those living with a terminal illness and provide relief for caregivers in the home. Hospice volunteers also provide emotional and social support for the client and family.

For more information call Home Health and Hospice at 260.925.8699 or e-mail us at home_care@dekalbhealth.com.