Ways to Volunteer

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. WE PROVIDE TRAINING.

Volunteer playing chess

You do not have to be a healthcare professional to volunteer with Samaritan. We welcome you to use the talents you already have, or if you’d like, broaden your horizons and learn new skills. We do ask that all volunteers bring the following qualities to their work at Samaritan:

  • good communication and listening skills
  • a nonjudgmental attitude
  • reliability
  • flexibility
  • compassion

PATIENT/FAMILY SUPPORT

Patient/Family Support volunteers visit Samaritan patients and families in their homes, at our Samaritan Inpatient Hospice Center in Mt. Holly, or in long-term care facilities. They support our patients and their family caregivers through:

  • Companionship

Ambassador volunteers at a Patco event
  • Reading
  • Writing letters
  • Helping with light housework
  • Playing cards
  • Sharing stories
  • Acting as a friend or neighbor

Vigil

Vigil volunteers provide a supportive presence during a patient's final hours. They offer a beautiful final gift of peace and solace to those they serve. Vigil volunteers must first serve as patient/family support volunteers and complete advanced training.

Tuck-In

Tuck-In volunteers make phone calls to our patients and their families on Thursday mornings from Samaritan's administrative office in Marlton to assess any needs they anticipate having over the weekend so we can fulfill them in a timely fashion.

Bereavement

 Teen volunteers making crafts 
and visiting facilities

Bereavement volunteers make telephone calls to check-in with those who have recently experienced a loss and reassure them that Samaritan is still there for them if they need us.

ADMINISTRATIVE

Administrative volunteers help in our main office in Marlton with typing, filing, collating, data entry, and many other critical administrative tasks. Their behind-the-scenes labors of love help Samaritan's many programs and patient/family services to operate efficiently.

Ambassador

Ambassador volunteers share information about Samaritan and our Family of Services by speaking to members of the community, friends and neighbors.

Samariteens

SamariTeens is a group of 14-17 year olds providing on-going support to Samaritan's patients and families through visits, projects, and participation in annual events.

Committee

Volunteer Joan Byrne with pet therapy dog, Brooke

Committee members offer their professional expertise and time to staff. These volunteers may serve on Samaritan's Board of Trustees, board committees, advisory committees such as

And/or help with Samaritan's

Pet Therapy

Pet Therapy Volunteers are volunteers that provide direct support to our patients with the use of their already-certified therapy dog.

Thrift Store

Thrift store volunteers behind the counter

Thrift Store Volunteers assist with duties normally performed in a retail setting such as greeting customers, setting up merchandise displays, completing sales transactions, sorting donations, and maintaining store cleanliness and an inviting environment.

  • Must have good customer service and people skills
  • Retail experience a plus

Music Performer 

Music Performers share the gift of music with patients and their friends living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities through performance and musical interaction.

  • Must be comfortable performing for groups
  • Must be able to provide your own instruments (if applicable)
  • Represent Samaritan at facilities
  • Meet to plan activities with music therapist
  • Document volunteer hours as completed

Please contact Sally Cezo at 856-552-3235.

 

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