Volunteer

Volunteers are an integral part of the work of Good Samaritan Home.

All of our volunteers help with special events at the home. Any day you may find a volunteer escorting a resident to meals, reading mail, walking outdoors, mending clothing, arranging flowers, delivering mail, making place mats, or teaching art. The most wonderful thing about our volunteers: half of them live on our campus! We have many dedicated volunteers who have given of their time and talent to assist Good Samaritan Home to provide much needed services. This can be done with your help. We encourage you to “join our ranks” and discover for yourself the rich rewards of volunteering. Whether it be through our organized volunteer groups or individually, Good Samaritan Home has the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!

For more information on all volunteer opportunities, contact our Volunteer Coordinator Sally at 217-223-8717 ext 4227 or at shodgson@gshq.org.

 

Uncle Sam’s

Uncle Sam’s is our men’s volunteer group. They meet the second Tuesday of each month in the Social Room at 7 pm. Their meetings include a program, business meeting and a time for fellowship. During the year the Uncle Sam’s provide a wide variety of services to the home. As a fund raising event, the Uncle Sam’s host an annual Pancake and Sausage Day in March. They fry fresh donuts for the residents for St. Patrick’s Day, and serve freshly popped popcorn once a month. Uncle Sam’s are always ready to provide a little extra “manpower” for other events planned for the residents such as picnics and social events. The Annual Membership for Uncle Sam’s is $5, and the Life Membership is $50.

 

Good Samaritan Home Auxiliary

The Good Samaritan Home Auxiliary is open to women and men. It meets the second Tuesday in the months of March, April, September, October & November. The program is in the Social Room at 6:30 pm, followed by a business meeting, an interesting program and a time for refreshments and fellowship. The Auxiliary hosts special activities for the residents in the home. They also hold fund raising events such as the Annual Card Party in October, the Bakeless Bake Sale in February, and the Ice Cream Social in June. With proceeds from the events, special equipment and materials are purchased for the home and residents. Annual Dues are $2, and Life Membership is $35.

 

Youth Corps

Between 60 and 70 Youth Corps volunteers work each summer to enrich the lives of residents through special activities, courier services, and friendly visits. These pre-teens and teens bring an energy to the home that gives everyone a boost. Youth Corps is for caring “teens” from 12-16.  After completing an application and orientation process, youth are scheduled to volunteer about two days each week.