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ORGANIZATION: Samaritan

  • 75 people are interested

Though you may be sheltering in place, we continue to welcome your volunteer inquiries during this challenging time. Samaritan is looking for people with big hearts and generous spirits to join our volunteer team and we are holding virtual orientation and training sessions to help prepare you for the time when we can all be together again.

Samaritan is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian agency caring for people suffering from serious, progressive illness and grief.

Friendly visitors support our patients and their families' quality of life by providing a caring presence, companionship and socialization while providing the caregiver with a much-needed break.

Visits are required once a week for 2-4 hours in a patient’s home or long-term care facility.

Activities may include sitting quietly with a patient, reading, watching TV, sharing stories, playing cards and games, sharing military experiences, acting as a friend or neighbor. There is no hands-on care.

No prior experience or healthcare background needed. We will train and prepare you for this important role.

Please note: All who have experienced the loss of a significant family member or friend must wait one year from date of loss to begin the volunteer process.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Minimum Age: 18
  • One-year commitment
  • Volunteer Orientation and Training
  • Medical Clearance:
    • Initial Tuberculosis test (paid for by Samaritan)
    • Titers to check immunity for chicken pox, measles, and German measles (being immune not required to volunteer) (paid for by Samaritan)
    • Annual flu vaccine
    • Initial health screen
  • Ongoing: Monthly Documentation, Annual Education

We ask that all volunteers bring the following qualities to their work at Samaritan: good communication and listening skills, a non-judgmental attitude, reliability, flexibility, and compassion.

Thank you for considering spending your valuable time with Samaritan and we look forward to hearing from you!

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About Samaritan

Location:

3906 Church Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054, US

Mission Statement

Samaritan's mission is to provide extraordinary compassion and professional expertise to help our patients, clients, and those who care about them, live their best life every day.

Description

Samaritan is a not-for-profit organization that contributes to the health and well-being of our community. We provide unparalleled services with respect, dignity, and compassion for all people affected by serious, progressive illness or grief. Samaritan approaches each person and family in our care with reverence for the sacredness of life, while developing and sustaining a relationship that is serving, trusting, authentic and caring. Choosing Samaritan is choosing comfort, support, dignity, and help.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Hammonton AreaHammonton, NJ 08037

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a week for 2-4 hours

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