The Good Samaritan Society, a Lutheran Social Service Organization, is a not-for-profit, registered charity with over 65 years of experience providing specialized health and community care services in innovative and caring environments.
“A tree is known by its fruit..a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost;
he who sows courtesy and respect, reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” Basil.
Just like roots are essential for trees to bloom, volunteers are essential for The Good Samaritan society to boom! Resilient and strong, our volunteers make a difference through sharing time, talent, and love, and blooming compassion, support, and energy. We are thankful for the many registered volunteers who have made the choice to volunteer with our organization, sharing their time and talent in a variety of avenues.
During National Volunteer Week, we say “Thank You!” to our community-minded volunteers!
Take a walk in a forest, amongst the weathered old tress and the tender shoots, youth to old age and observe! Like a forest, it is splendid that each of our volunteers has chosen to spend a bit of their journey with The Good Samaritan Society for their own personal reason! A volunteer program is meant to be a place where everyone works together for the betterment of those served, a place where everyone flourishes because the environment is safe, peoples’ needs are cared for individually, and where each person shares meaningful moments to make a difference to benefit someone else. Like nurtured trees and plants, people volunteering in a positive environment, have a joyful presence!!!
“Happy is the man…his delights is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like at tree planted by the streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither.” Psalms 1:1-3.
God is watering us, and prepares our hearts so the seed of love can grow. Each day, each volunteer experience enriches new soil for growth. For an experience of shared benefits, nothing can compare with the daily, year in, year out, awesome engagement of our volunteers. Today’s volunteer has many obligations and often volunteers for multiple organizations. Because their time is valuable, volunteers want flexibility around their schedule. But more importantly, they want to make a difference, and to see how their involvement has impacted those they serve, and they consider their time valuable!
Volunteers come to the The Good Samaritan Society to give; however, they do wish something in return, whether that be developing new skills, exposure to the healthcare environment, an opportunity to socialize with new friends and “belong”, or teaching their family to give and serve. Our Volunteers are a beautiful forest of individuals who share their unique gifts.
The Good Samaritan Society has many volunteer opportunities available in the communities we serve. If you are interested in volunteering fill out the contact information form and one of our Volunteer Advisors will contact you.