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 Coordinators

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


  • 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.
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


  • Tutor student one-on-one after lesson during self-instruction.
  • Small group instruction.
In-person Digital Literacy Trainers

Any of the following offices:

• 1516 Hamilton St NW, WDC 

• 1345 U St SE, WDC 

• 3111 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, WDC 

• 2207 Columbia Pike Arlington, VA 

Time commitment:

8-10 weeks
1 hour, 1 to 2 days per week


Tutor participants in the following:

  • 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.