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:

Walker Center for Cancer Care:

Samaritan's Walker Center for Cancer Care is looking for volunteers. Available hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 12:00n or 12:00n - 4pm. Volunteers would be greeting patients and helping patients and family find their way to treatments or appointments.

Samaritan Medical Center (Hospital):

Children's Miracle Network

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Samaritan Medical Center is recruiting volunteers for the CMN Volunteer Program. Whether you’re a working adult, retiree, high school or college student, you can help make miracles happen. What better way to give back to your community than by investing in improving the health and well-being of local children? Come join our Volunteer Program and make miracles with us!

Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • Local/National events (Teens for Miracles Fashion Show, Maternity & Pediatric “Mommy & Me” Event, River Rat Triathlon, Malloween, Radiothon, Corporate Partner Events & Campaigns)
  • Purchase a Miracle Balloon while shopping
  • Say “thank you” to your cashier for supporting the children’s hospital
  • Tune in & Call in during the Radiothon (755-KIDS)
  • Help us spread the word—share event info with friends, family and colleagues

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

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

Samaritan Summit Village:

Resident Activities

  • Assist residents with activities

Samaritan Keep Home:

SKH Office:

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

Resident Assistance:

  • Lunch and dinner times
  • Working closely with the residents
  • Helping with activities
  • Helping residents get to and from dining room

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.