Great War Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

Message from the President of the Auxiliary to the Great War Memorial Hospital of Perth District

The Auxiliary to the GWM Hospital of Perth District has been providing dedicated services to the patients, visitors and staff of the Great War Memorial Hospital since 1922. We are very proud of our facility and act as goodwill ambassadors to all those who come through our doors, whether it is someone requiring health services, needing directions to visit a loved one in hospital, or a welcome smile.

We are always looking for new ways to contribute to the success of our facility through our fundraising efforts; operating our Gift Shop, HELPP Lottery and Christmas ‘Fare’; as well as donating thousands of hours of service within our Hospital each and every day.

Our success would not be possible without the loyal and committed support of our community and each and every one of our dedicated volunteers. We work together as a team to strengthen the future of our hospital’s patient care, always striving to improve the services that we provide and the satisfaction of knowing that we are one of the very best facilities in Ontario.

I would like to welcome all new members to the Auxiliary to the Great War Memorial Hospital of Perth District and thank those who have been providing years of dedicated service as we move forward in the exciting and challenging future of healthcare.

Gloria Mears, President (2018-2020)
Auxiliary to the Great War Memorial Hospital Of Perth District (2010-2012)

More information can be found in our monthly newsletter:  GWM Auxiliary Newsletter – January 2019

Current Edition of GWM Auxiliary Newsletter:   Auxilitalk 2018

Why Join the GWM Auxiliary?

Since 1922 the GWM has depended on the support of dedicated volunteers to help it meet the health needs of our community. Your contribution can make a difference!

What Can We Do?

  • Information Desk/Portering
  • Meal Assist
  • Gift Shop
  • H.E.L.P.P. Lottery (Hospital Equipment Lottery Project for People)
  • Fundraising Events
  • Committee Member
  • Design Newsletters
  • Help Organize Events
  • Crafts/Knitting
  • Tea & Toast
  • Volunteer Services Membership
  • Bursaries
  • Clinics
  • Other duties as required by hospital staff

What do you Get in Return?

An opportunity to:

  • Develop new friendships
  • Learn new skills
  • Offer your skills and expertise to others
  • Give back to the community
  • Be a member of a caring group of volunteers
  • Feel needed and involved

What does the GWM Auxiliary Offer you?

  • Free parking
  • Training and ongoing education
  • Newsletters
  • Social Events
  • Smiles
  • Laughter
  • New Friends

Join our Team

  • Auxiliary members must be at least 14 years old
  • To apply, please pick up an application form at the HR Department at the Perth Site
  • Bring or mail the completed application to the Hospital
  • Get a police check from your local Police Department. These are generally free for Hospital Volunteers. GWM Hospital policy requires a police check for everyone working or volunteering at the Hospital.
  • Once the above steps have been completed, you will be invited to an interview to discuss your interests in our various programs.
  • Membership fees are $10.00 per year, payable on joining and thereafter on April 1. Local and Provincial Life Members are exempt from membership fees.


Great War Memorial Site
33 Drummond Street West
Perth, ON K7H 2K1
Tel: (613) 267-1500
Smiths Falls Site
60 Cornelia Street West
Smiths Falls, ON K7A 2H9
Tel: (613) 283-2330

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