Volunteer for Samaritan Ministry!
Samaritan Ministry is able to meet the needs of program participants with the tremendous support of people like you—people who share our core values and concern for others in the community.
Nearly 75 percent of our staff members are full- or part-time unpaid volunteers, and they contribute vital services to the tune of more than 29,000 volunteer hours annually. They help those facing poverty overcome the challenges they face each day, serving as caseworkers, workshop leaders, resume writers, front office coordinators and in a variety of other important roles.
Together, we make a real difference in the lives of program participants, and we invite you to join us. Whatever your skills or experiences, you can find meaningful opportunities to help us fulfill our mission.
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete a volunteer application or contact Ashleigh Grant at agrant [at] samaritanministry.org or 202-722-2280 x304.
Current Volunteer Needs:
Front Office Coordinator
The Front Office Coordinator (FOC) provides invaluable support to individuals participating in Samaritan Ministry’s Next Step Program by:
- Welcoming program participants and offering individual attention;
- Explaining the Next Step Program to new program participants;
- Sorting the mail;
- Answering the telephone and taking messages for staff and program participants;
- Describing the Next Step Program to callers; and
- Helping program participants complete a Next Step Program registration form.
Work Hours: FOCs are asked to commit to one morning a week, Monday – Friday from 8:45 am – 1 pm at either our Northern Virginia or Southeast DC offices.
SMGW also needs “subs” to fill in when the regularly scheduled Front Office Coordinator cannot make it in all three offices--perfect for someone with a busy and flexible schedule.
We are looking for volunteers in all three offices to assist SMGW Participants with computers. Common topics include:
- How to use the mouse;
- Microsoft Word;
- Using the Internet to search;
- Setting up and checking e-mail; and
- Filling out online job applications.
Other duties might include: assisting with resumes and cover letters; checking references; running practice job interviews with participants.
This is a flexible position with a flexible schedule. Volunteer one morning a week 9-1.
On-going and Group Volunteer Needs
Samaritan Ministry needs groups and individuals for beautification, organization, and maintenance projects. These are one-time or regular volunteer opportunities with flexible times. Projects might include organizing and stocking the food pantry and clothes closet, yard work, re-organizing closets and files, or painting projects.