Youth Opportunities

Samaritan welcomes the next generation of volunteers.

Students who are 13 years of age and older can volunteer in the Soup Kitchen with an adult.
The minimum age for shelter volunteers is 17, with an adult.

In addition to our Penny Campaign and Souper Bowl there are several ways that young people can help.

To complete the volunteer liability waiver online, please click here.

All ages
  • Make 200 to 450 trail mix bags for Soup Kitchen guests.
  • Make 100 servings of a dessert, 100 PB&J sandwiches or prepare 100 bags of trail mix for men in the shelter.*
  • Collect items on our monthly Wish List.
  • Organize a food drive with your club, Scout Troop or church group.
  • Invite someone from Samaritan to speak to your civics classes about hunger and homelessness.

Students Kindergarten to Eighth Grade
  • Design and decorate 300 holiday place mats for the Soup Kitchen
  • Create decorative centerpieces for Soup Kitchen dining tables.
  • See additional opportunities under Penny Campaign.

High School Students
  • Perform a special clean-up project in the building or on the grounds.
  • Have classes within your school compete to raise the most money.
  • See additional opportunities to support Samaritan with the Penny Campaign.

*students through high school can obtain 5 hours of community service credit upon completion of project.

For more information about these or other opportunities, contact the Volunteer coordinator at 336-748-1962 ext. 303 or