HCA Florida Brandon Hospital Auxiliary
Founded in 1977 by the Brandon Women's Service League, the HCA Florida Brandon Hospital Auxiliary has expanded its role and programs to keep pace with the needs of a rapidly growing community.
Today, the Auxiliary totals more than 200 volunteers who perform a wide range of services for the patients, guests and staff of HCA Florida Brandon Hospital.
The Auxiliary is a nonprofit organization. Proceeds from the hospital gift shops and other volunteer fundraisers are used to provide scholarships for people in the Brandon area pursuing careers in the medical field.
The scholarships are awarded based on financial need, and more than one million dollars have been given to students since the program's inception in 1977. Also, approximately $20,000 is distributed to various local charities each year.
Membership is open to persons 18 years of age or older. To apply for membership in the HCA Florida Brandon Hospital Auxiliary, complete and return a membership application to the Auxiliary. Applicants will be contacted for an interview. Qualified applicants will need to complete appropriate paperwork, including a background check, and attend orientation.
Job-specific training will occur in the service selected by the applicant. Members volunteer for three-hour shifts once a week and must complete a minimum of 75 hours a year to remain an active member of the Auxiliary.
For more information, call the Auxiliary office at (813) 916-0042.
Auxiliary volunteer opportunities
The Auxiliary's volunteers lend our hospital their time and talents across a range of areas and positions, including:
- Admissions area/waiting room ambassadors
- Cardiac rehab
- Child life services
- Emergency services
- Emergency room ambassador
- Gift shop
- Health information management
- Human resources/employee health
- Intensive Care Unit(ICU)
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Packet assembly
- Patient services
- Public relations/marketing
- Sundry cart
- Surgical services
- Women's services
Youth Summer Volunteer Program
Youth ages 14 to 17 are permitted to volunteer at the hospital during the summer months. Volunteers serve in areas throughout the hospital and receive experience working in a clinical setting. At this time, the Youth Summer Volunteer Program for 2021 is on hold due to COVID-19. Please check back later for updates.
Awards and recognition
Each year, the Frist Humanitarian Award is given to a volunteer for services to the hospital and community.