About Us

Volunteer

Volunteer services of Samaritan Healthcare provides a wide range of support to customers, patients and staff throughout the organization. Volunteers donate their time assisting with nonclinical duties. Volunteer positions include clerical and information desk greeter, gift shop merchandising, and patient support ambassadors.

Volunteers are screened, interviewed and placed in specific areas according to their skill and ability. Samaritan Healthcare volunteers do not provide patient care. Most volunteers donate between 4 and 8 hours per week. Arrangements are made when volunteers need to take time off.

Volunteering at Samaritan Healthcare is a positive, uplifting and rewarding experience. Giving back to the community, making new friends, brushing up on skills or learning new ones are all benefits of volunteering. Volunteering is often a great opportunity for someone who has just lost a loved one, recently retired or moved to a new location. It improves self-esteem, raises self-confidence and often leads to lasting friendships.

Junior Volunteers

Junior volunteers may begin volunteering at age 14. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 in order to volunteer at Samaritan Healthcare. After 200 hours of volunteering, individuals may request a letter of recommendation which may be used to apply for scholarships in the community or for employment opportunities.

For more information about how to become a Samaritan Healthcare volunteer, please contact us Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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Contact

Bonnie Dirks, coordinator
Volunteer services and gift shop
509.793.9724
bdirks@samaritanhealthcare.com

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