Did you make a resolution to become a more involved community member with an eye toward helping others? Samaritan Health Services in Lincoln County is eager for volunteers like you.
Volunteer recruitment is now underway at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City, Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport and the coastal team of Samaritan Evergreen Hospice. People of all ages with a variety of skill sets are encouraged to apply.
These are the friendly faces that patients and visitors see just inside the main entrance of our hospitals. Volunteers help stock gift shop shelves with amazing items, then ring up the sales. Volunteers assist with special projects, help raise funds for important services, equipment, scholarships and more. The opportunities are varied but the results are the same – the satisfaction of helping others, enjoying a social activity, sharing creative ideas and being physically active, to name a few benefits of volunteering.
Once an application is received, an interview is scheduled with the volunteer services coordinator at each hospital to explore appropriate placement and schedules
Hospice VolunteersThese people step in when the caregiver (often family or friends) needs a break to take care of themselves. Or, if the patient does not have family in the area, a hospice volunteer could be called upon to visit with a hospice patient. There are many ways that volunteers enhance the services provided to hospice patients in Lincoln County. Hospice volunteers are needed from all areas but especially in from north Lincoln County into south Tillamook County. Military veterans are also needed as volunteers to help with patients who are veterans. Volunteers receive comprehensive training and are matched to patients and situations that will benefit both the volunteer as well as the patient and their family.
Visit samhealth.org/Volunteer for complete details or contact one of the following:
- Hospice volunteer services – Melissa Maxon or 541-574-1811.
- SNLH volunteer services – Kathy Smith or 541-557-7132.
- SPCH volunteer services – Mag Leis or 541-574-2537.