Volunteer

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

Our volunteers help with day-to-day activities and special events at the Home. We are fortunate to 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!

 

Adopt-a-Grandparent

Make a friend. Make a difference. Not only will you provide companionship and friendship, you will build a lasting relationship with an older adult. This helps our residents stay social and connected to the community. We pair you up with one of our residents, and you just come visit and spend time with them. We ask that you commit one hour a week with your “adopted grandparent.” All volunteers will go through a short orientation & training process before starting the program.

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.

Uncle Sam’s & Auxiliary

The Uncle Sam’s and Auxiliary have a long legacy of faithfully serving the Home. The Uncle Sam’s is our men’s volunteer group, while the Auxiliary is open to men and women. Both groups host special events and fundraiser to benefit the Home, along with helping out on special tasks as needed. You don’t want to miss Uncle Sam’s monthly Popcorn Day, or their Pancake Breakfast in March. The Auxiliary’s Ice Cream Social is a summer tradition!

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