Samaritan volunteers are the backbone of Samaritan Ministries.
United with a heart for the poor, our volunteers live
their faith by helping hungry, homeless and people in
need 365 days a year.
- It takes a team of 15 Soup Kitchen volunteers to
prepare and serve the daily lunch.
- The shelter needs 10 volunteers every night of the
- On an annual basis, it takes approximately 2,500
volunteers working over 55,000 hours to run Samaritan’s
programs. The total volunteer hours would add the
equivalent of 27 staff members. Samaritan’s
staff includes 12 full-time and 7part-time employees
Volunteers of all faiths who believe in the mission
of Samaritan Ministries
are welcome to serve with us. In exchange for the volunteers’
commitment to serve,
Samaritan’s board and staff commit to providing
volunteers with meaningful work and appropriate training
in a safe, secure environment. Students in the 7th grade
with an accompanying adult can volunteer in the Soup
Kitchen. The minimum age for shelter volunteers is 17
with an accompanying adult.
The warm smiles and sincere kindness of volunteers
are priceless gifts to people who
spend their days on the streets. Volunteers are encouraged
to offer a listening ear and
words of comfort and support to guests who want to talk.
Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals
Volunteer Opportunities for Groups
- Shelter Teams
Church groups provide our major source of overnight
shelter teams throughout the year. Civic, social and
corporate groups are encouraged to sign up teams of
6 overnight volunteers to staff the shelter. This
is a great team building exercise while helping others.
- Special Projects
The Soup Kitchen and Inn always need extra helping
hands to keep the building and surrounding area clean.
Special Project teams help with the “deep cleaning”
that we’re unable to tackle during the week.
Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church selected Samaritan
for their Great Day of Service; it was a great day
for Samaritan as the teams cleared away underbrush,
cleaned up the creek bed and the surrounding area
Contact us to volunteer or receive more information