With a long history of service excellence, the Houston Methodist Hospital Auxiliary and the Houston Methodist Hospital Service Corps provide unique volunteer opportunities – from assisting patient visitors to raising funds to help the hospital purchase new medical equipment.
Service Corps Areas of Services
Founded in 1947, members of the service corps provide a valuable contribution to the hospital by supporting patients, their families and visitors in a variety of service areas:
- Ambulatory surgery
- Book cart
- Doctors' coffee bar
- Information desks
- Surgical waiting rooms
- Patient visitors
The letters MHSC of the insignia worn on the uniforms signify for the members a deeper meaning: Ministering, Helping, Serving, Caring. The qualifications considered essential for members are a sincere desire to serve others, a cooperative spirit, adaptability, friendliness, a gracious manner and dependability.
The Service Corps is led by an executive board of officers who are elected every two years. Members have many opportunities for fellowship and community through assembly meetings, which meet three times a year, and other social events.
Service Corps Uniforms
Our Service Corps members wear uniforms and ID badges, which easily identify who they are.
- Women wear a blue and white pinstripe pinafore with a long- or short-sleeve white blouse or pinstripe jacket with white blouse and pants.
- Men wear a white dress shirt, tie and slacks.
Service Corps Annual Membership Dues
Service Corps members support their group by paying annual dues.
- Active members contribute $5.
- Associate members contribute $20.
Founded in 1928, the auxiliary raises money through gift shop and vendor sales. The sewing group makes beautiful items that are available for purchase, such as baby blankets, baby sacques, pony pillows and bonnets for cancer patients. Their vendor sales help raise money for the annual Christmas gift. Every November, Auxiliary members have the opportunity to choose from a pool of requests to select the items they would like to fund for the hospital. Last year, the auxiliary funded more than $200,000 in medical equipment including bladder scanners, blanket warmers, microscopes and vital sign machines.
The Auxiliary is led by an officer board who are elected every year. Members have many opportunities for fellowship and community through Auxiliary meetings, and other social events. The Auxiliary is a part of the Texas Association of Hospital Volunteers, and American Association of Hospital Volunteers. Members have the opportunity to attend the annual Texas Association of Hospital Volunteers Conference.
Auxiliary Member Uniforms
Our auxiliary members are easily recognized by their uniforms and ID badges.
- Women wear a blue vest over a white long- or short-sleeve blouse.
- Men wear a blue vest, white dress shirt and black slacks.
Gift Shop and Boutique Hours of Operation
Visit the Gift Shop and boutique during the following hours to see the beautiful creations our Auxiliary members provide:
Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Noon – 6 p.m.
Auxiliary Annual Membership Dues
Auxiliary members support their group by paying annual dues.
- Active members contribute $10.
- Associate members contribute $25.