Youth Opportunities

Samaritan welcomes the next generation of volunteers.

Students who are 13 years of age and older can volunteer during lunchtime in the Soup Kitchen with a registered adult.

Dinnertime volunteers must be 18 years or older.

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