Good Samaritan Medical Center

Help support your local community hospital.

Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another. - Erma Bombeck

Volunteer Your Time and Talents

Volunteers make our hospitals and communities a little brighter for everyone. If you can spare some time to help others, we have a place for you! Our hospitals welcome new volunteers and work to match each person’s talents and interests to the activities best suited to them.

Volunteers at Good Samaritan Medical Center

Our volunteers have one thing in common: a dedication to service.

As a volunteer, you will be an extension of our healthcare team, sharing your time and talents throughout our facility. You will make a difference in the lives of our patients and family members. You will become the hands, feet and heart of Good Samaritan.

Learn more by reading our volunteer handbook.

Contact Us

Good Samaritan Medical Center
Volunteer Services
200 Exempla Circle
Lafayette, CO 80026

Benefits of volunteering

Why volunteer? Let us count the ways:

  • Make a difference to others, and be blessed yourself.
  • Meet generous, friendly like-minded people while serving a collective purpose.
  • Give back to your community through service to others.
  • Contribute to the SCL Health mission to reveal and foster God’s healing love.
  • Develop professional skills and gain valuable healthcare experience that can help you when applying for jobs, scholarships and college programs.
  • Gain a better view of the relationship between the patient, healthcare providers and the community.

Before you volunteer

Before you can put on that volunteer vest and proudly wear that volunteer badge, there are a few steps you’ll need to take, including:

  • An interview with a volunteer services leader
  • A background check
  • Proof of vaccinations
  • Possibly a tuberculosis test, flu shot and other requirements to serve in a healthcare setting

To Consider

Due to the in-depth nature of the application, training process, and costs involved, we require a six-month commitment. Volunteers are encouraged to commit to a regular and consistent volunteer schedule working a four-hour shift at least twice a month. Most volunteers give one four hour shift a week.

Additionally, you must be at least 14 years old.

Ready to learn more or apply?

  • Call Volunteer Services at 303-689-5800 to have an application emailed or mailed to you.
  • Submit the application to:
    Good Samaritan Medical Center
    Volunteer Services
    200 Exempla Circle
    Lafayette, CO 80026

Once we've received your application, these are the next steps:

  • Volunteer Services will call you to schedule an interview with the Director and Coordinator of Volunteer Services (1 to 1.5 hours)
  • Background check
  • Two-step TB skin test and drug screening
  • Volunteer orientation (3 hours)
  • Position assignment
  • Site-specific training and competency assessment

Areas where you can volunteer

You can volunteer in many positions and departments at Good Samaritan Medical Center. This guide offers a description of all the areas where we have volunteers so you can have an informed perspective on our volunteering opportunities.