Volunteers at CoxHealth’s Hulston Cancer Center in Springfield make an important difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families. A diagnosis of cancer is overwhelming and the added stress of navigating through a complex medical center can be frightening. As a volunteer in the Hulston Ambassador Program, the personal attention, compassion and unselfish caring that you can provide is vitally important. 

What is the role of a Volunteer Ambassador? 

  • Greeting patients and their families. 
  • Escorting patients and their families to physician appointments and parking facilities. 
  • Visiting with patients and families in waiting areas. 
  • Anticipating the needs of patients. 
  • Responding to questions regarding cancer information resources and support services. 
  • Referring patients to appropriate support staff. 
  • Providing patients and families with information about the Springfield area. 
  • Taking the book cart around to patients while they receive treatment. 
  • Assisting staff with special projects and various miscellaneous duties. 

For an application or more information on becoming a Volunteer Ambassador, call Volunteer Services at 417-269-4169. 

To volunteer in Branson, call 417-335-7114.


Advances in health care and oncology occur rapidly. Through generous gifts from members of our community, we are able to take advantage of these opportunities and exceed the needs of our patients. Several funds have been established to help us provide services to our community. 

Glauser Oncology Fund 

The Glauser Oncology Fund was created in 1998 by James and Rosemary Glauser. This fund supports the services, clinical practices and technological advancements in cancer care in Springfield. The Cancer Prevention & Screening Guidebook, an informational booklet that outlines important health information for the prevention and early detection of cancer is provided free to the community thanks to this fund. This fund also supports the Patient Advocacy program, where advocates work one-on-one with newly diagnosed cancer patients to identify their needs and match them with available resources.

Allenbrand Endowment Fund

The Rick and Lori Allenbrand Endowment Fund was established to offer hope, education and support those affected by cancer. The Allenbrand Resource Center and Library, made possible through this endowment, provides patients and their loved ones access to information and research about cancer and its treatment, and offers space for educational programs and group meetings. More than 200 people each day use the center.

Cancer Endowment Fund

The Cancer Endowment Fund provides free community cancer screenings and helps cancer patients with their urgent financial needs. Donations are often given as a memorial or honorarium. Hundreds of people each year benefit from this fund by participating in screenings for prostate and skin cancer.

Jane A. Meyer Endowment Fund

Ken E. Meyer established the Jane A. Meyer Endowment Fund in honor of his late wife. This fund supports the Healing through Music program at CoxHealth. Therapeutic music is available at the inpatient bedside and at other locations throughout our hospitals. The musicians involved with this program have created a "Sounds of Healing" CD to help support this fund. This collection of music is intended to encourage the healing process. All proceeds benefit the Healing through Music Program.

Joyce Schwandt Memorial Fund

The Joyce Schwandt Library, located in The Women's Center, is supported by the Joyce Schwandt Memorial Fund. Joyce Schwandt was the coordinator of the Women's Center Breast Care Clinic. Upon her death from breast cancer, her family established this fund to provide books and other educational materials to women through a free lending library.

To make a donation or find out more about these or other giving opportunities, call CoxHealth Foundation at 417-269-7150.