Interested in volunteering?
It’s not uncommon for visitors at Good Samaritan to be greeted by a smiling volunteer. Hospital volunteers often serve as the first contact for visitors as they enter the hospital. Good Samaritan volunteers are seen at the Information Desk, Gifts & More, Human Resource entrance, Surgery waiting, Cancer Pavilion and the Health Pavilion registration desk where they assist visitors with their needs. Volunteers also serve behind the scenes by assembling patient packets, repair wheelchairs, assembling patient charts, covering phones over employees’ lunch periods, serve as a support system to patients and knit newborn baby items. Regardless of their duty, big or small, the volunteers make a huge impact on Good Samaritan.
A significant volunteer force is the Good Samaritan Auxiliary, which is made up of a group of volunteers who work in the hospital’s gift shop. The major role of the Auxiliary is to provide a service to the employees and visitors, as well as provide additional financial assistance to the hospital. Since 1964, when the Auxiliary’s first donation was documented, the Auxiliary has donated over $700,000 to the hospital to help meet the needs of the community.
Student Volunteer Program
During the summer Good Samaritan offers teens in the community the opportunity to take an inside look at the health care industry, while lending a helping hand. The Good Samaritan Auxiliary sponsors the annual Summer Student Volunteer Program, open to students ages 14-19. Volunteer positions are open in many and varied departments at the hospital. Student volunteers will have the opportunity to shadow staff members and get a first-hand look at what goes on in many different areas of the hospital. Stay tuned for the 2015 student volunteer program application.
Gifts & More
Operated by the hospital’s Volunteers, Gifts & More offers fresh flowers, cards, Yankee candles, Willow Tree Angels, baby gifts, magazines, jewelry, health and beauty aids, candy and gum, and much more. Cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Proceeds benefit the hospital.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday;
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday
Hospital’s Sixth Street visitors entrance
Call for information: 812-885-3368
Please call 812-885-3120 or email us for more information about volunteering at Good Samaritan.
Good Samaritan Volunteer Services
520 S. Seventh St., Vincennes, IN 47591