General Opportunities & Roles

General Opportunities & Roles

Each year, hundreds of local citizens contribute thousands of volunteer hours at Samaritan Health Services facilities. Their gifts of their time and their talents add immensely to the excellent care given to patients and their families.


Most people volunteer simply because of altruism, "the unselfish concern for the welfare of others." However, they soon notice other benefits as well. They say that volunteering gives them a chance to use skills and explore interests important to them. Volunteering gives them a chance to relieve stress, stay active and healthy, and meet and mingle with other people.


Samaritan volunteers can be men or women, from teens to senior citizens. They can volunteer a few hours a week or only a few hours a year.


They contribute in many different ways in many different service areas. Just a few are listed below:

  • children's tours
  • coffee cart
  • emergency/outpatient greeter
  • gift shop
  • flower delivery
  • special event planning
  • musical/social presentations
  • Lifeline
  • mail delivery
  • pet therapy
  • various jobs in multiple offices/departments


For more information about volunteering:
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Volunteer Services Department


Samaritan Albany General Hospital
Suzette Boydston, Volunteer Services and Senior Companion Program Manager


Karen McLain, Evergreen Hospice Volunteer Coordinator


Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
Roxie Snyder, Volunteer Services Manager


Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, Lincoln City
Celeste O'Brien, Volunteer Services Coordinator


Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, Newport
Melissa Maxon, Volunteer Services Coordinator
541-265-2244 ext. 2537


Jean Fredrickson, Hospice Volunteer Services Coordinator
541-574-1811 ext. 2558