The Nicola Valley Health Care Auxiliary is a registered non-profit society and a charitable organization and is a member of the British Columbia Association of Health Care Auxiliaries. Since 1912, the Auxiliary has played and important and vital role in the development and growth of health care services in Merritt. We are a group of dedicated volunteers with a vision to assist the betterment of health care within our community. Our Thrift Shop is a main fundraiser today. Staffed by volunteers, the Thrift Shop is open Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00pm and Saturday from 11:00am to 2 pm. All funds raised by the Auxiliary go back into the community in many ways that support health care. The Auxiliary is proud to provide its coffee wagon service at the Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre, youth bursaries to local secondary school graduates, volunteer services at Gillis House, and summer employment for students. Those interested in becoming a volunteer are encouraged to apply online at nvhca.weebly.com or visit the Thrift Shop.