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1401 E. 12th Street, Mendota, IL  61342     815-539-7461


Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast



volunteer appreciation donationThe MCH Auxiliary held its annual meeting during the hospital’s Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, April 18 at the Mendota Civic Center.  Annual reports were presented for In-House Volunteers & Escorts, Meals On Wheels, Gift Shop, Special Events/Fundraising, Membership, and Accounting.  The Auxiliary donated $11.500 to the hospital.  Deb Stachlewitz, Gift Shop Chairwoman, (left)  presents a cardboard check, representing the real check, to Lynn Klein, MCH Administrator.  Ms. Klein will announce what project the funds will be used for at a later date.  The Auxiliary thanks all hospital employees and community members who so graciously support the fundraisers held by the Auxiliary throughout the year.  This donation would not be possible without all of you!


CONGRATULATIONS to the following In-House Volunteers & Escorts who were recognized at the annual Auxiliary meeting for their years of continuous service to Mendota Community Hospital:

in house volunteers-escortsFront row left to right: Joanne Montavon, Elaine Zimmerlein, Mickey Baird; Back row left to right: Eric Tarr & Colleen Zinke

Elaine Zimmerlein, 30 years

Florence Kuebel, 25 years

Joanne Montavon & Mickey Baird, 20 years

Colleen Zinke, 15 years

Eric Tarr, 10 years

Shirley Jackson, Ramona Noble, Betty Snuffin, & Carol Klein, 5 years

Click here to see more photos and additional details of the Auxiliarys 2012 Annual Meeting



Mendota Community Hospital thanks each and every volunteer and escort who donates their time, energy, and talents to help assist patients, staff, and physicians. Their value goes beyond the number of hours they give to the hospital - IT IS their smile, their extra effort, their compassion, and their caring - this IS what makes our volunteers and escorts special. MCH thanks you all - you mean so much to all of us at the hospital!!!

Thank You....


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Opportunities for individuals
to volunteer at MCH includes:




Job Description

In House

2 shifts each weekday:
8 am-Noon, Noon-4 PM

The volunteer delivers patient and department mail, assists with delivering and returning food trays, delivers flowers, brings fresh water to patient rooms, runs errands for departments and helps out where needed.  Hospital provides your meal during your shift. If you are interested in becoming an In-House Volunteer please contact Kim Kennedy, at the hospital, by calling 815-539-1484.

Meals on Wheels Volunteers

Monday - Friday.
Beginning at 10:45 AM

Deliver noon hot lunch meals in Mendota for home bound residents; hospital prepares the meals and each driver delivers to 4-5 homes; may drive one day/month or more frequently if interested; takes approximately 30-45 minutes to deliver the meals; no weekends but holidays are included if they fall on a weekday; visiting with shut-ins is encouraged.  If interested in driving for Meals On Wheels please contact Molly Pyszka by calling 815-539-7461 ext 3208.

Gift Shop Volunteers

3 shifts each weekday 9am-Noon ; Noon-3 PM ; 3-5 PM

Open up the hospital’s lobby gift shop and serve as a sales clerk.  No holidays.  Hospital provides your meal during your shift.  If interested in volunteering as a gift shop sales clerk please contact Deb Stachlewitz at 815-539-8122.


Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M - 12:00 P.M.
and 12:00P.M - 4:00 P.M.

Acts as an ambassador, meeting and greeting people coming into the hospital.  Assists individuals in reaching their destination within the hospital.  Transports patients by wheelchair in and out of the hospital.