Volunteering at University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center

Volunteers at UH Samaritan Medical Center provide a wide range of services for patients, families and staff. Volunteers are essential to supporting high-quality, compassionate care at UH Samaritan Medical Center.

Volunteer Service Areas

Our volunteer service areas include:

Chaplains – The volunteer chaplains visit in-patients during the weekend. Volunteer chaplains also assist in emergency or disaster situations.

Emergency Department – These volunteers work in the Emergency Department, running errands and assisting staff as needed.

Gift Shop – Volunteers assist customers shopping in our boutique-like store. Must be comfortable with exchanging money, running a cash register and using a credit card machine. Training is provided.

Messengers – The messenger volunteers distribute mail throughout UH Samaritan Medical Center on weekday mornings. This position involves a lot of walking.

Reception Desk – These volunteers are stationed at the Information Desk and should keep themselves well-informed of hospital services. They provide inpatient room numbers to visitors and give directions. They must have basic computer knowledge and be able to use a computer.

Second Floor – Second Floor volunteers provide direction and assistance for surgery patients and visiting families. They run errands for staff as needed.

Special Service – These volunteers help as office assistants and are also available for special events or activities.

Volunteer Benefits

  • Free flu shots every fall
  • Discounts to UH Samaritan Medical Center’s cafeteria
  • Discounts to theme parks
  • Holiday vouchers to a local business
  • Recognition at the Annual Volunteer Luncheon
  • Invitations to UH Samaritan’s annual summer picnic and holiday meal

Shadowing Program

UH Samaritan Medical Center also offers opportunities for those interested in a career in healthcare to shadow a UH employee and learn more about the medical field. Learn more about our observation program.

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