Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Services extend and enhance the healthcare delivery system at Samaritan. Volunteers help to create a warm and friendly atmosphere for our patients, their families and our visitors; Samaritan would not be the community-centered facility we are without volunteers. Plus, volunteering is good for your health! Not only are you giving back to your community and helping others, but you are improving yourself at the same time. Volunteering can: help you develop new friendships, gain confidence and learn new skills, make professional contacts, and give you a sense of purpose and well-being.

We currently have over 20 different areas at Samaritan where volunteers are used on a daily basis. Some examples at the hospital are the Information Desk, Patient Registration, the Emergency Department, Storeroom, and the Gift Shop. At the Samaritan Keep Home and Samaritan Summit Village, volunteers assist with weekly outings, activities like baking and crafts and simple things like reading to a resident, or writing to a loved one on the resident's behalf.

The Samaritan Auxiliary is another great way to get involved - with fundraising activities, joining the Board of Directors, or serving on a committee.

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Samaritan Medical Center (Hospital):

Summer Teen Program

  • 6 weeks in July & August
  • Three half days a week
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 8:30am to Noon

Music Entertainment

  • Be able to play music and visit with family and residents of Samaritan Summit Village and Samaritan Keep Home
  • Mealtime and evening hours preferred

Admission Advocate

  • Several hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am - 5pm (Evening hours also available)
  • Must have good customer service skills
  • Ability to walk some distances
  • Should enjoy meeting new people and assisting patients

Gift Shop

  • Weekdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, 1:00 to 4:00 pm and then from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.

Clerical Offices

  • Any weekday, morning or afternoons
  • Help with filing, computer entry, making packets, etc.

Nursing Floors

  • Assist with activities for our elderly patients
  • Hours are Monday through Friday from  8:30 am to 3:30 pm


  • Assist our visitors in getting to their destination
  • May also need to push wheelchairs for those who need help
  • Hours would be 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Must be friendly and a positive advocate for Samaritan
  • Must be able to walk long distances and push wheelchairs as needed

Samaritan Summit Village:

Gift Shop

  • Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 4:00pm and Saturday-Sunday from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

Reception Desk

  • Greet visitors, assist residents and do some clerical tasks. Hours would be Monday - Thursday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Samaritan Keep Home:

SKH Office:

  • Clerical skills and some computer work
  • Hours would be Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Volunteer Requirements and Expectations

Samaritan offers two general categories of volunteer opportunities:

  • Patient/Resident care and contact
  • Clerical/Office duties

Volunteers would need to complete the following steps before starting:

  • Fill out an application
  • Complete a health screening including a Tuberculosis Test as well as possible blood work (cost covered by the hospital)
  • Complete a back ground check (covered by the hospital)
  • Be willing to commit at least 4 hours per week to volunteer
  • Attend a one hour orientation with the director of volunteer services

Those interested in volunteering at Samaritan should have the following:

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills and a friendly helpful demeanor.
  • Be able to work effectively and positively with staff, patients and visitors.
  • Corrected hearing and vision to the normal range.
  • Ability to walk some distances, push a wheelchair and do light lifting.
  • Be able to accept direction and responsibility.
  • Enjoy meeting and interacting with the public.

Contact Us:

If you are interested in any volunteer opportunities, please contact Samaritan Health Volunteer Director at 315-785-4479 or use our Contact Us form to email us.