Good Samaritan Society – Syracuse is celebrating National Volunteer Week, Sunday, April 23, thru Saturday, April 29.
National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve. Volunteerism empowers individuals to find their purpose, to take their passion and turn it into meaningful change.  
The theme for National Volunteer Week is “Volunteers Make the World a Brighter Place.” We honor and praise the volunteers for their good work at the Good Samaritan Society-Syracuse.
Last year, volunteers at Good Samaritan Society – Syracuse shared numerous hours of volunteer work.
Some of the volunteer opportunities include delivering mail, helping with bingo and birthday parties, playing the piano or singing, helping with the pretty nails activity, to name a few.  
We welcome new talents and ideas for activities.  Most of the volunteering can be as minimal as 1-2 hours a month and are very much appreciated by our residents and staff.  
“Volunteers play an important role in fulfilling our mission of sharing God’s love in word and deed,” says Administrator Dianna Epp.
. “Our volunteers inspire residents, their families, staff members and others through the simple act of sharing their gifts of time and talent.”
National Volunteer Week began in 1974 when President Richard Nixon signed an executive order establishing an annual celebration of volunteering.
The Good Samaritan Society – Syracuse is part of The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, the nation’s leading not-for-profit provider of senior care and services. The Good Samaritan Society’s mission is to share God’s love in word and deed. We serve our residents with compassion and understanding, believing that “In Christ’s Love, Everyone Is Someone.”