Volunteer at Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital
A Tradition of Caring
Santa Ynez Valley residents saw the need to have their own community hospital in 1959. A concerned group of these citizens organized themselves in 1962 forming the Hospital Auxiliary Charter Members.
These 68 Charter Members, community leaders and physicians made plans and worked tirelessly raising funds for a new hospital. They purchased land on Alamo Pintado Road in Solvang, hired an architect and later a contractor, and held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Santa Ynez Valley Hospital on January 31, 1964.
The Hospital Auxiliary has worked tirelessly since then committing more than 15,000 volunteer hours each year to the hospital. Now is the perfect time to join this dedicated group of volunteers.
- Your time, skills, smile and compassion make a difference in people’s lives.
- Volunteering enables you to meet new people and learn new skills.
- Most people volunteer to be helpful, but also find the experience to be rewarding and inspirational.
- Volunteering at Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital is a wonderful way to support your community.
Where Your Help is Needed?
Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary volunteers provide support to patients, families, visitors and staff. We all have busy lives; that’s why schedules are coordinated in advance to make volunteering easy. Volunteers serve in many areas, including:
- Emergency Department
- Front Lobby
- Auxiliary Van
- Surgical Department
- Pet Therapy
- “New to You” Thrift Shop
What Volunteers Are Needed?
Men and women of all ages are needed to volunteer their time and talent in different areas of the hospital. Dedication and a desire to help others is all we ask. Whether you are retired, currently employed or in school, your skills could make a significant difference.
Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital also welcomes Junior Volunteers who are at least 17 years of age. This is a great way for a young person interested in entering a medical field to gain knowledge and experience.
How to Apply
If you are interested in adding a new dimension to your life by becoming a part of the Hospital Auxiliary at Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital, please contact: Martine Surey at (805) 686-3971 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary Membership Application
The New to You Thrift Shop
The New to You Thrift Shop
1689 Oak Street, Solvang, CA 93463
Established in 1963, the New To You Thrift Shop has offered gently used and lovingly recycled clothing, books, toys, housewares, seasonal items, jewelry and much more to the community and visitors of our beautiful Valley.
The shop is staffed entirely by Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary volunteers, who generously volunteer their time and talents to make the shop a special place. The thrift shop provides a unique and fun volunteer opportunity.
Proceeds from the non-profit shop help support Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital and medical excellence close to home. In addition, proceeds fund the annual SYVCH Auxiliary Scholarships, that are awarded to local high school seniors or graduates who wish to pursue careers in a health or medical related field.
About Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital
Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital is part of the not-for-profit Cottage Health--the parent organization of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and its associated Cottage Children’s Medical Center and Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital -- guided by a volunteer board of directors from the greater Santa Barbara community. For more information call 805-688-6431.