In a ministry staffed totally by volunteers, those who serve are the heart and backbone of the ministry. Each time the Good Samaritan Center opens (two times each week) six volunteers are needed as the basic staff: two receptionists, two nurses, one practitioner, and a clinic overseer. If a patient needs X-rays, the staff number increases to include an X-ray technician.
Each week a volunteer serves the staff and patients by cleaning the center; another volunteer organizes all volunteers; and a third volunteer serves as Treasurer. Each month a number of volunteers representing their respective churches give of their time to meet and serve as the administrative Board for the Good Samaritan Center, while one volunteer serves as the Board's Secretary. Other volunteers serve as Board Support Staff, each sharing his/her expertise on an as needed basis. Two volunteers step forward every two months to serve as thank you note writers.
All of these are volunteers called upon on a regular basis to meet on-going needs. In addition to these, there is a host of volunteers who serve during special events, such as the Banana Festival, and during acitivites, such as public relations promotions and facility renovation/maintenance.
The Good Samaritan Family is made up of volunteers who give their time and effort to serve those who need medical care, and for them we are so very grateful.
Persons wishing to be a volunteer in this ministry can Contact Us through this website. All skills levels are needed.
On June 23rd and 24th eight Good Samaritan nurses were trained in the CARE Collaborative, a blood pressure awareness and education program. Three trainers from Frankfort, KY provided the training which is sponsored by the Kentucky Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program Task Force. The program includes a blood pressure record tool, a data collection tool, and a variety of training opportunities as well as technical assistance. Good Samaritan patients can begin taking advantage of this program immediately.
Volunteers' Banquet held February 15, 2014
"We appreciate all those who help make this ministry possible"