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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.

Start Volunteering Today >>> Please contact Sharon Wenner at  [email protected] or Call 856-552-3238

Businesswoman Using Landline Phone While Working At DeskBereavement Volunteer

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.

Greeter at the Samaritan Center at Voorhees

The reception greeter will welcome family members and visitors to the Center. Includes answering phones.

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.

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.

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

Join Samariteens

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 Volunteer

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

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.

  • 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
  • Document volunteer hours as completed

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.

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