As volunteers, The Men of Chester County Hospital recognize the importance of our community hospital's mission to provide services to meet the changing needs of those it serves. The Men of Chester County Hospital was founded on the idea that it is important to maintain the hospital's tradition of service begun in 1892. Volunteering for the hospital is an important way to give back to your community. This group holds as its purpose fundraising and friend-raising by way of service projects. All of the funds raised for the hospital by way of the Men of Chester County Hospital stay in the community to provide service to all members of the neighborhood.
The Men of Chester County Hospital was founded in 1996, by the late dentist Laurence L. Lathrop, DMD. This core group has grown into an active organization of dozens of interested and involved men. Many of the men are former business owners, corporate and academic retirees, and members of the local business community.
The Men of Chester County Hospital assisted the Hospital by moving furniture into the new patient Tower. Pictured left to right: Don Lundberg, Tom Tarrant, Allen Rhodes and Peter Orr. Photo by Joan Orr
- Parking Attendants - Volunteers help with special events at the hospital when parking assistance is required.
- Books - In the family areas throughout the hospital, the Men of Chester County Hospital stock and maintain free lending libraries. Patients and their families are welcome to help themselves to hardcover and paperback books. It's a welcome distraction for visitors and just one more example of the hometown care for which the hospital is known.
- Volunteer As Needed - Whatever the hospital needs the Men to do, they are always willing to help.
These valued volunteers give the hospital whatever time they can afford by offering their skills and talents for its activities. These vital individuals have the satisfaction of knowing they can make a contribution that is recognized and appreciated by the hospital Administration and Board of Directors. It is a great way to meet new people by getting involved and attending a one-hour, lively, social and business meeting.