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 cashier, 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.
We are always happy to answer questions you might have about volunteering. Please contact Rachelle Lange at 509.793.9724.
If you are interested in becoming a hospital volunteer, you need to:
- Submit an application online or in person at the hospital
- Interview with the Coordinator of Volunteer Services
- Have background and reference checks
- Meet with Employee Health
- Attend orientation
Areas to Volunteer
Click on the department below to see available shifts for volunteers:
Patient Ambassadors visit with our inpatients and families during their hospital stay, along with assisting staff with light stocking, cleaning, and organizing.
Information Desk volunteers provide directions to patients, families, and visitors throughout our facility, along with assisting our Admitting department with patient check-in.
8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Gift Shop volunteers greet and assist customers with merchandise and process transactions. Light stocking and cleaning on occasion.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Samaritan Healthcare’s Student Volunteer Program is a summer program offered to students ages 15 and older, interested in expanding their knowledge of the healthcare field. The next student session will be offered summer 2021.
Student volunteers will:
- Expand their resumes
- Learn a good bedside manner and healthcare operations
- Learn to communicate clearly and in a professional manner
- Receive hands-on experience in the healthcare field
There are three volunteer rotation options. Student volunteers must commit to their entire two-week session (10 consecutive business days, no weekends). All rotations are Monday-Friday, 9a.m.-3p.m.
Session 1: June 15-26
Session 2: July 6-17
Session 3: July 20-31
Students must be 15 years or older to volunteer. Volunteers must be enrolled in school (whether that be high school or college) and applicants must be able to provide proof of enrollment.
Applications are due May 1st.
Click on the button below to download the application.