Volunteer opportunities are available through the Debbie-Rand Memorial
Service League, Inc.
Auxiliary to the Boca Raton Regional Hospital
What is the purpose of the League?
The purpose of the League is to coordinate all volunteer services, to raise
funds and to initiate beneficial activities in support of the not-for-profit
Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
Why be a volunteer?
Volunteers make a better world. You will make new friends as you serve
the needs of your community. Always remember - a gift of time is just
as important as a gift of money! The rewards are gratifying – over
and over volunteers are heard to say, “I get back more than I give.”
Each year hundreds of people serve as Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League
volunteers, meeting the needs of patients, their families and the staff
at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Our volunteers are an integral part of
the hospital: acting as hospital ambassadors to patients, employees and
visitors; assisting patients and staff on a nursing unit; raising funds
for equipment and services; serving on an event planning committee; helping
with our Pet Therapy program; delivering flowers and so much more. They
include high school and college students, adults and retirees and even
former patients. They play valuable and meaningful roles in the lives
of our patients throughout our hospital.
If you are interested in volunteering at Boca Raton Regional Hospital,
please call the Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League office at 561-955-4098.
No special skills are required. You bring a compassionate heart and we
will take care of any training!
ALL Volunteers are expected to contribute at least one, four-hour shift
of service per week for a minimum of six months.
In accordance with the recommendations set forth by the Centers for Disease
Control (CDC), flu vaccinations are mandatory for ALL volunteers. Please
bring proof of a recent flu vaccination to the orientation during flu
season (October 1 – April 1).
Types of Volunteers
There are two types of volunteers:
Teenage Volunteers (TAV) Program
Teenage Volunteers (TAV), program is open to high school students, age 15-17.
For Teenage Volunteers:
Click here for the application process.
Adult Volunteer Program
Adult volunteers (over the age of 18)
Complete Application. Please
click here to fill out the application
Complete the Universal Background Release Form and bring it with you to your scheduled orientation.
Click here to print the form.
When you complete the online application, you will be prompted to sign-up
for an upcoming orientation. Should you need to re-schedule your orientation
date, please call the Auxiliary Office at: 561-955-4098.
The orientation is a group session which is generally held the second Tuesday
of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Boca Regional Education Center. The
Education Center is a free standing building located at the west side
entrance to the hospital near the Emergency Department. Please bring a
photocopy of your driver's license (or other photo identification)
and your social security number. Orientation attendance does not guarantee
acceptance or placement into the D-RMSL volunteer program.
Following the orientation, we will call you to schedule an interview. At
that time we will discuss your interests and availability to volunteer.
You will also be asked for $35.00 paid by check or cash. This covers your
annual membership dues ($10.00) and uniform ($25.00).
Any questions you have may be answered by calling 561-955-4098 or email
- Annual dues for adult members are $10; Life membership is $250.
- Volunteers are required to purchase ($25) and wear uniforms.
- Volunteers wear royal blue jackets with white, tan or beige pants.
How did the League begin?
On April 21, 1962, two children, Debra Ann and James Randall Drummond,
were poisoned. They were rushed to the nearest hospital in Boynton Beach,
but it was too late to save them. Many residents believed that had there
been a hospital in Boca Raton, these children might have lived.
Boca Raton’s small community of 10, 000 rallied behind Robert and
Gloria Drummond and sent money instead of flowers in hopes of building
a hospital in Boca Raton. The money poured in and on August 30, 1962,
eighteen women met to organize what is now the Debbie-Rand Memorial Service
League, Inc. Their mission was to raise the funds needed to build Boca
Raton’s first hospital.
The Boca Regional opened its doors on July 17, 1967 as a 104 bed acute
care facility. Since the opening of the hospital in 1967 auxilians have
played an integral part in its development and growth. League members
have contributed over 6.2 million hours of service and over $25 million
in its support.