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During COVID, we have changed our meal service format to a takeout or to-go meal service, with limited seating available. We need 10-12 volunteers per meal shift, and 5-7 for our meal prep/housekeeping shift. Check out the requirements and shifts below then follow the link to complete an application- our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch on next steps.
Once you arrive at the Center, stow any personal items in the office, sign in. You will receive your job assignment and have it explained. Each time you volunteer, we will do our best to assign you something different so you gain the most from your volunteer experience. Please review your Rights and Responsibilities as a Volunteer as well as our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy.
Our guests may have a variety of social and psychological challenges that on sometimes create behavioral issues. If you experience any behavior that you feel is inappropriate, please inform a staff member immediately. We will take proper action to address the situation.
Samaritan Center has hundreds of volunteers scheduled each week. In order to ensure we don't have too many, or too few, volunteers to run our programs, all volunteers should be scheduled ahead of time. The first step is to fill out a volunteer application then our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch to get you scheduled. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate pop in volunteers and will very likely need to send you home.
We will do our best to help you complete your school community service hours. Students are strongly encourage to plan ahead to meet your requirements. We cannot guarantee we will be able to accommodate last minute requests to meet your deadlines. Unfortunately, we are unable to assist with court mandated community service hours.
Yes. Volunteers must wear closed toed shoes (sorry, no sandals), hair (including beards) must be contained under a hat or hairnet. Because you may be dealing with hot foods- shirts must have sleeves and shorts must hit just above the knee. Clothes should not be "revealing" in nature.
There is limited parking in the lot right next to the building but we cannot guarantee there will be a spot available for you. There is street, metered parking available on North State Street and Pearl Street- both in proximity to the building. We encourage car pooling if you are coming with friends or a group. You should enter the double doors at the top of the accessibility ramp at the front of the building. You will find a doorbell to the left of the doors. Ring the bell and we'll be able to buzz you in.