Taco in a Bag Fundraiser


Volunteer of the Year - 2007: Sharon Puterbaugh

- 2008: Virginia March & Illa Zink

-2010: Helen Holth

-2012: Norma Strangeland, Theresa Straley, and Angie Blonigen


YARD TOUR - 2007


YARD TOUR - 2010


Appreciation Dinner - 2008



Blood Drive - 2009

Blood Drive - 2011


Leadership awards - 2009-2011




Golf Tournament - 2011


Tree of Lights -

2011 - 2012


Volunteer Appreciation Party - 2011 - 2012





to everyone who participated in "Tablescapes" in any way.  There were mega hours invested in this awesome event.  It was a wonderful day enjoyed by everyone who attended.  Hats off to all the ladies who decorated tables and to the chairpersons and their assistants.






Volunteer Opportunities 


Volunteers are needed to escort the patients from the clinic to Acute Care for appointments with the specialists.  If you are interested in this position, please call Dorothy Fenske at 652-7194 or 652-3214.

More Volunteer Opportunities 


Courtesy Cart



"The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all."

Leo Rosten(1908-1997) American Teacher & Humorist


Working Together is Rewarding and Fun!

Volunteer Guidelines

Basic Qualifications

Every CHC volunteer should have these basic qualifications:

          Interest, Positive Attitude, Compassion, Dependability,

          Discretion, Knowledge, Ability, and Love.


Hospital affairs are strictly confidential and must be so regarded by all volunteers as they are by all other staff.

Given the sensitive highly personal nature of health services, CHC has an obligation to ensure that the legal, ethical and moral standards of confidentiality are upheld.

As a volunteer keep this simple code in mind:

          What You See Here

          What You Hear Here

          What You’re in Here

          Let It Stay Here

          When You Leave Here

Volunteer Appreciation:

Volunteers are honored at a special luncheon in April during National Volunteer Week.  This is the Health Center’s way of saying “Thank You” and “We Sincerely Appreciate All You Do!”

Volunteer Positions:


Courtesy Cart:  These volunteers pass the refreshment cart to acute care patients.  They serve coffee, juice, snack and magazines.


Gift Shop:  These volunteers work in the Happy Heart Hutch from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. each afternoon.  The profits go toward leadership awards and health care equipment for patients/residents.


Driving for Blood:  This volunteer drives to Jamestown to pick up or deliver blood to the bus stop.  These are called usually on a short notice.


Lifeline:  This volunteer places the Lifeline unit within the home of a client who has requested Lifeline.


Swing Bed Visitation:  This volunteer visits with the swing bed patients – may read to them, play cards or whatever the patient chooses to do.


Short Term Commitments:  These volunteers help register and serve lunch at blood drives and health fairs.  They help with seasonal decorating, sit at the fair booth, and help with various fund raisers.


Beauty Shop:  These volunteers are available Friday mornings to do manicures and fix hair.


Bingo:  These volunteers come Thursday afternoons and assist the residents with Bingo.


Song Fests:  These volunteers come afternoons for approximately 1-2 hours and provide entertainment for the residents.


Hospice:  Some individuals find many rewards being a hospice volunteer.  Volunteers are assigned to assist Hospice patients and their families on an individual basis.  Training is required.


These are only some of the volunteer services we provide.  If you have another interest please call Dorothy Fenske, Volunteer Director, and we can pursue another service.


AUG 18

Blood Drive


CHC Large Conference room



Special Event

Details to follow.


MAY 17

HAND State Convention




Yard & Garden Tour




Leadership Award Winners


  Carrington Health Center Auxiliary is offering three Leadership Awards (Scholarships of $750.00). Student must have completed one year of college minimum and be accepted into a health occupations program. For more info or to get an application – contact Lori Solberg at 652-2057 or Dorothy Fenske at 652-7194. Deadline to apply is June 15.


Auxiliary Donations...

    Take a look at some of the Auxiliary's  donations:

- 2 pictures for CHC West (formerly Holy Family Villa)

- 5 Scholarshiips

- Painted hallways from clinic area to the chapel

- Lift chairs for acute care

- Elliptical for cardiac rehab

- TV for CHC family visitors lounge

- 1/2 of "Tree of Lights" proceeds to Mercy Hospice

- Nikon microscope for lab

- Blood draw chair for clinic

- Kerma Floor Scale for acute care

- Pictures for radiology department

- Angels for Hospice

- Gifts for Baby Wellness Checks




Don't forget that the Auxiliary cookbook is on sale at the Happy Heart Hutch Gift Shop.  Stop by and get a copy! It would make a great gift!



Request:  We are updating info for our membership list.  Would you be willing to share your cell phone number in order for it to be used on the membership list?  If you would, please call Dorothy Fenske at 652-7104 and leave a message.