Ways to Volunteer at Samaritan hospice
NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. WE PROVIDE TRAINING.
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
Ways to Volunteer at Hospice:
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:
Ambassador volunteers at a Patco event
- 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.
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.
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 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.
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 visits, projects, and participation in annual events.
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 Volunteers are volunteers that provide direct support to our patients with the use of their already-certified therapy dog.
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 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
If you'd like to learn more about ways to volunteer at hospice, please contact Sally Cezo at 856-552-3235.