Become A Volunteer

Good Samaritan Hospital is currently seeking friendly volunteers to serve at Good Samaritan Hospital and our Mission Oaks campus. Our goal is to enhance the patient experience by offering kind, compassionate, non-clinical assistance to our patients and their loved ones. Whether you are going into healthcare and want some experience inside a hospital, or you have time and would like to give back to the community, you’ll find volunteering at Good Sam to be a very rewarding experience.

The first step is to attend an information meeting. 

You’ll learn everything you need to know about the process, as well as a review of the current volunteer opportunities. We have over 20 areas that volunteers serve. If accepted into the program, health screening requirements include TB skin test, immunity titers and annual flu shot. Services are provided free of charge by Good Sam’s Employee Health office. You must also attend basic training and pass a criminal background check before being cleared for volunteer service. Most volunteers join The Auxiliary of Good Samaritan Hospital and pay $15 annual dues.

A commitment of one year of service is required; however, you are welcome to stay longer. Typically, volunteers are assigned to and serve a weekly shift of 3-4 hours.

ADULTS (18+): If you are in school for PT, OT or Speech Therapy and need observation hours, please call 408-559-2345 and leave your name and phone number and someone will return your call.

We have a NICU baby cuddling program; however, there is currently a waitlist of approximately one year. Many become volunteers in other areas while waiting to be a cuddler

Adult (18+ yrs) Volunteer Information Meetings

(Note: High school students will be turned away from adult meetings.)

 

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

Friday

March 8, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Trailer 1

Tuesday

March 19, 2019

5:00 – 6:00 PM

Trailer 2

Friday

April 12, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Auditorium

Tuesday

April 23, 2019

5:00 – 6:00 PM

Trailer 1

Friday

May 10, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Trailer 1

Tuesday

May 21, 2019

5:00 – 6:00 PM

Trailer 2

Friday

June 7, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Trailer 1

Tuesday

June 18, 2019

5:00 – 6:00 PM

Trailer 2

Trailer 1 is located in the portable building behind the hospital, near the chapel.

High School Students (14-17 yrs) Volunteer Info Meetings

** Our High School Program is currently full.**

We will accept applications at the end of one of the below information meetings.
Earliest possible start date if accepted into the high school program is August 2019

 

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

Sunday

May 19, 2019

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Auditorium

Tuesday

June 4, 2019

5:30 – 6:30 PM

Auditorium

** No need to bring anything with you or RSVP**

Trailers 1&2 are located in the portable building behind the hospital, near the chapel.
Auditorium is located inside the hospital in the basement, near elevator ‘B.’