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 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.
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.
The reception greeter will welcome family members and visitors to the Center. Includes answering phones.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re under 18 and are looking for ways to volunteer at Samaritan Hospice, SamariTeens is a group of 14-17 year olds providing on-going support to Samaritan’s patients and families through activities at long-term care facilities.
Pet Therapy Volunteers provide direct support to our patients with the use of their already-certified pet therapy dog.
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.
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.
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
If you’d like to learn more about ways to volunteer at hospice, please contact Sharon Wenner at 856-552-3238