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.
Gift Shop: Weekdays from 1 to 4 pm and then from 4 to 7 pm.
Information Desk: Any evening from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and on weekends.
Clerical Offices: Any weekday, morning or afternoons. Need help filing, computer entry, making packets and more.
Surgical Area: Monday and Wednesday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, as needed
Maternity Unit Greeter: A friendly caring individual to greet families coming to our Maternity Unit and assist them in finding their way or getting information for patients. Weekdays from 10 am to 2 pm and 4 to 7 pm.
Registration Desk: Greet and sign patients in at the Registration Desk - Monday through Fridays from 4:30 - 6:30 pm.
Nursing floors: to assist with activities for our elderly patients. Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Please contact Samaritan Medical Center Volunteer Director at 315-785-4479.
Information Desk/Switchboard: Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm - for four hour blocks.
Gift Shop: Monday through Friday 11:30 am to 3:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm
Activities: Monday and Thursday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for bingo and social hour.
Technology Instruction: This volunteer would teach the interested residents how-to navigate social media, Microsoft Word, email, and more. The hours are flexible.
There are several ways to get involved at both the Samaritan Keep and Summit Village - transporting residents to activities or a physical therapy appointment on campus, one on one visits with residents, mail and newspaper delivery and helping with resident outings such as trips with the residents for shopping or trips to the mall. There are many ways to get involved.
Samaritan offers two general categories of volunteer opportunities:
Volunteers would need to complete the following steps before starting:
Those interested in volunteering at Samaritan should have the following:
If you are interested in any volunteer opportunities, please contact Samaritan Medical Center Volunteer Director at 315-785-4479 or contact our Volunteer Coordinator at Samaritan Summit Village and the Keep Home at 315-782-7008 use our Contact Us form to email us.