Volunteer with Us!

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are critical to Samaritan Ministry’s mission, and we recognize our active volunteers as key members of our staff. Volunteers serve our participants not just with their own love and dedication, but each hour they devote multiplies the level of service we can provide as an organization for each dollar donated. And along with our participants, our volunteers benefit from the mutually transformative and empowering relationships we seek to nurture with our ministry. 

We deeply appreciate and take our volunteers seriously, and we seek to give them maximally rewarding assignments and tailor their commitments to whatever level of responsibility and involvement they are seeking. 

Please contact Sy Jones, Volunteer Manager, at sjones@samaritanministry.org to learn more. 

Front Office Coordinator

Locations: 1516 Hamilton St. NW DC • 1345 U St SE DC • 2207 Columbia Pike, Arlington, Va. • 3111 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE DC

Time Commitment: 1 or 2 days a week ♦ Monday-Friday ♦ 4-6 hours between 9am and 4pm

Duties:

  • Welcome program participants and offer individual attention
  • Sort and distribute mail.
  • Answer the telephone and take messages for staff and program participants.
  • Provide support to the Lead Caseworker as needed.
  • Assist with distribution and giveaway events.
  • Help maintain a clean and neat office.
  • Other duties as needed.
Clothing Closet Coordinator

Location: 1516 Hamilton St, NW (Main Office) DC 20011

Time Commitment: 1 Day a week ♦ Monday-Friday ♦ 2-4 hours between 10am – 4pm

Duties:

  • Maintain and organize clothing closets.
  • Sort and dispose of clothing as needed.
  • Fold and hang items.
  • Maintain clothing shelves and racks.
In-person Digital Literacy Trainer

Location: 2207 Columbia Pike, Arlington VA

Time commitment:

8-10 weeks
1 hour per participant
Repeat as needed if available
Computer Skills and Duties:

  • Help participants with:
  • Most basic: turning on the computer, username, password, keyboard skills, Internet access.
  • Microsoft suite, especially WORD, Excel.
  • Email and Internet searches and applications.
  • Other skills as needed by the individual.
  • NOTE: SMGW has developed basic curriculum materials both as printouts and PowerPoint slides. These can be adapted to fit each student.

Ability to Work Independently ♦ There is little to no participant contact

Volunteer Casework Associate

Location: Various

Time Commitment: 2 days a week: 10am to 2pm.

Duties:

Performs basic casework functions including:

  • Intake and ongoing casework with persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Documentation
  • Goal Plan development
  • Research/Identification of Community Resources
  • Advocacy
Toiletries Coordinator

Location: 1516 Hamilton St, NW (Main Office) DC 20011

Time Commitment: 1 Day a week ♦ Monday-Friday ♦ 2-4 hours between 10am – 4pm

Duties:

Sort and organize toiletries into bins and on shelves.
Make male and female toiletry bags.
Maintain an inventory of toiletries.
Ability to stand for length of time and lift up to 30 pounds.

Ability to Work Independently ♦ There is little to no participant contact

Employer Specialist Assistant

Locations: 1516 Hamilton St, NW DC ♦ 1345 U St, SE DC

Time Commitment:

4 hours ♦ One day a week at one office or Two days a week at each office
Duties:

  • Welcome program participants.
  • Assist participants with completing online job applications and accompanying surveys.
  • Show participants how to upload documents such as resumes, cover letters etc.
  • Help participants create and/or access emails.
Academic Tutors

Location: 3111 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE DC 20032

Time Commitment:

  • At least 2 Days a Week: Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday
  • At least 1.5 hours per day, either 10:00 to 11:30am or 11:30am to 1pm
  • Student Population: Low literacy adult learners (below fifth grade level)

Pre-Screening: Education Coordinator will conduct Tutor assessment

Duties:

  • Tutor student one-on-one after lesson during self-instruction.
  • Small group instruction.