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.

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.

We do not currently have a shadowing program.

Observation hours for PT/OT/Speech Therapy licensing or program

Please contact departments directly: PT: Brita Hellman (408) 559-2314 / OT: Toni Webb (408) 559-2011 / Speech Therapy: Katie Hutchings (408) 559-2011

Adult (18+ yrs) Volunteer Information Meetings

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

Day Date Time Location
Tuesday July 23, 2019 5:00 – 6:00 PM Trailer 1
Friday August 9, 2019 12:00 – 1:00 PM Trailer 1
Friday September 13, 2019 12:00 – 1:00 PM Trailer 1
Tuesday September 24, 2019 5:00 – 6:00 PM Trailer 1
Friday October 11, 2019 12:00 – 1:00 PM Trailer 1
Tuesday October 22, 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 with an extensive waitlist.

We will accept applications again at information meeting below.

Earliest possible start date, if accepted into the high school program, is February 2020.

Must be able to commit to at least one year of weekly service beginning February 2020.

Day Date Time Location
Thursday October 24, 2019 4:30 – 5:30 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.’

Become a Volunteer Form