Volunteer Services extend and enhance the healthcare delivery system at Samaritan Medical Center. 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.
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:
We currently have over 20 different areas in Samaritan Medical Center where volunteers are used on a daily basis. Some examples 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.
Samaritan Medical Center Information Desk:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays from 6:00 am until 8:00 am
Evenings from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Samaritan Medical Clerical Offices:
Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, as needed
Samaritan Medical Surgical Area:
Monday and Wednesday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, as needed
Samaritan Medical 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.
Monday through Friday 9:00 am until 3:00 pm
Samaritan Summit Village Gift Shop:
Monday through Friday 11:30 am to 3:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm
Samaritan Keep Home Activities:
Monday and Thursday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for bingo and social hour.
We also need volunteers to go on trips with the residents for shopping or trips to the market.
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 at 315-782-7008 use our Contact Us From to email us.