Do you have the desire and passion to impact someone’s life? Whether you’re doing something as simple as cooking a meal or as complex as writing someone’s life story, Good Samaritan Hospice volunteers make a difference.
Volunteers are always welcome and needed. All volunteers must complete a volunteer application form, per the Hospice Medicare Regulations, and receive training from the Good Samaritan Hospice staff - the amount of training depends upon the area of volunteer interest. Volunteers choose the amount of time they wish to volunteer as well as the geographical areas in which they wish to serve.
College students bring wonderful gifts to patients and families due to their flexibility, education and desire to serve and diversify their skills. Spending time with patients and families strengthens communication skills and adds value in immeasurable ways. Students in nursing, social science, counseling, therapy, EMT, Paramedic, and medical technology programs have found hospice volunteering extremely rewarding both personally and academically.
Because hospice patients have diverse needs, Good Samaritan Hospice welcomes individuals and groups (church, school, community) with varied skills. Our volunteers have been gardeners, hairstylists, artists, musicians, carpenters, quilters, housekeepers, and writers. Every special skill and talent can be used when you are a hospice volunteer.
Click here to view the standard application. Once the application opens in a new window you can either: 1) print and complete the application, and mail it to the address below; 2) print, complete and scan the application and email it directly to the volunteer coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Provide companionship and support to patients
- Give caregivers much needed breaks
- Help in our inpatient units (Wexford, Cabot, Beaver)
- Run errands, light laundry, housekeeping
- Share prayer or spiritual support
- Cook or bake
- Play music or sing
- Visit with a therapy pet
- Provide massage therapy
- Help patients write or tell their life stories
- Assist staff with administrative tasks and special events
- Camp Erin Pittsburgh
You can e-mail your completed application to our Volunteer Coordinator here. You can also fax completed volunteer applications to us at 724-933-8844 or mail to:
Good Samaritan Hospice
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
116 Browns Hill Road, Suite 100
Valencia, PA 16059
For more information, please call the Volunteer Coordinator at 724-933-8888 or toll free at 1-800-720-2557. You can also message us here.