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Ways to Volunteer at Samaritan Hospice

Patient/Family Support Volunteer

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

• Companionship, chatting, reading
• Watching TV, listening to music, playing games
• Sharing stories
• Being a friend

Vigil Volunteer

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.


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Vet-Visiting-Vet Volunteer

Veterans often appreciate contact with another vet – someone who personally experienced the culture of military service – even if they served during a different time or place. We provide complete training so that you will feel comfortable and ready to take on this rewarding community service to your fellow vets.

  • Sharing service stories and experiences
  • Assisting in pinning, medal, and blanket presentations
  • Recording the veteran’s stories to preserve in the Library of Congress or for the family’s legacy
  • Helping secure lost medals

Pet Therapy Volunteer

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

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Greeter at the Samaritan Center at Voorhees

Greeters’ welcome family members and visitors to the Center, escort as needed to their loved ones, and answer and direct phone calls.

Administrative Volunteer

Administrative volunteers help in our main office in Mount Laurel 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.

Transitions Phone Calls Volunteer

Make phone calls every other week from our administrative office in Mount Laurel and ask scripted questions to clients on our Transitions program. Document in the electronic medical record.

Friendly Caller Volunteer

Friendly Callers have meaningful conversations with adults who are socially isolated or lonely and who share hobbies and interests with you​. You’ll make calls from your own home through a Call Hub to respect privacy and confidentiality.

Friendly Visitor Volunteer

Visit adults who are feeling socially isolated or lonely and brighten their day with your time and meaningful conversation about shared interests, current events, and more. Meet at their home, out for coffee, etc.

Bereavement Volunteer

Bereavement volunteers make telephone calls from their own home 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.

Crafters, Sewers, Knitters

Offer comfort and support to Samaritan’s patients and families through special gifts like lap blankets, prayer shawls, fidget mats for dementia patients, adult food protectors, memory bears for grieving families, pillows, Nightingale award blankets, Nightingale award corsages, and more.

Thrift Store Volunteer

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.

Address

33 Haddon Ave.
Westmont, NJ
Phone: (856) 240-7248

Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Friday 11 AM to 3:00 PM
Saturday 11 AM to 5 PM

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)

Join SamariTeens

SamariTeens is a group of 14-17 year olds providing ongoing support to Samaritan’s patients and families through a variety of activities like craft nights, game socials at long term care communities, annual and special event support, and more! We also offer Independent Projects if you would rather not join a group. Service Hours provided. No mandatory requirements.

Committee Volunteer

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:

People Meeting Communications

  • African Global Partnership Committee: This group helps Samaritan engage and educate the community about our sister hospice, Kawempe Home Care, in Uganda. The group helps cultivate events and sell Beads for Education – all proceeds go to Kawempe Home Care.
  • Corporate Giving: This group of area business leaders helps Samaritan engage and educate the corporate community, sharing valuable information for their employees and customers, and enlisting their support.
  • GalaSamaritan’s annual gala is presented by Holman Automotive.  From theme and invitation, to honoree, auction, and raffle; our dynamic committee hosts one of South Jersey’s premiere events.
  • GolfEach June, Samaritan hosts our annual golf outing, presented by the Richardson Family of Dealerships. In addition to a great round of golf, fellowship, and refreshment, the event features an online auction, a dress loud contest, and a visit from the Philly Phanatic. Our committee has a great deal of fun planning and hosting the tournament, as well as securing auction items and sponsorships.
  • Planned Giving: These leading financial experts lend their time and knowledge to guide Samaritan’s charitable estate planning efforts; providing education – in the form of articles and seminars – and raising awareness among their colleagues and the community.

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