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Current Volunteer Opportunities
Samaritan House relies on volunteers in every facet of our programming. Volunteer service defines our core value of Neighbor helping Neighbor.
We have a list of programs that have volunteer opportunities below. If you see an opportunity that fits, click this link to apply.
If you have volunteered with Samaritan House before and have already completed an application, please email Rosie Coleridge at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a new or different volunteer opportunity.
Volunteers are still needed to serve in our new bread pantry! There are still some shifts available, 9-12 and 12-3 pm on Monday – Friday. You must be able to commit to serving one shift per week. Groups are welcome to take a shift with volunteers serving on a rotating basis. Please fill out a volunteer application and in the job preference box, write Bread Pantry. (Apply Here)
Help our clients shop for free food and groceries. Shifts are 9am – 12 and 1 – 4pm Monday – Friday. We are looking for volunteers to assist in the morning shifts and also on Monday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. Please fill out a volunteer application and in the job preference box, write Pantry. (Apply Here)
We need volunteers to help with food preparation on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. Please fill out a volunteer application and in the job preference box, write Kitchen. (Apply Here)
Data Entry Volunteers:
We are looking for administration assistants to help review, collate and input historical data into our database. Applicants will be trained by our data team to do this important task. We would prefer volunteers to be able to serve at least 2 shifts a week in order to be familiar with the system. Please fill out a volunteer application and in the job preference box, write Data Assistant. (Apply Here)
We have a new Facilities Manager who would like to have a group of volunteers to help him. Volunteers are needed who have a trade or are very handy with home repairs. Please fill out a volunteer application and in the job preference box, write Facilities Volunteer. (Apply Here)
The Kids Closet:
We are expanding its hours for sorting clothing and needs extra volunteers. Shifts will be daily between 9am – 12, 12 – 3pm and 2pm – 5pm Monday to Friday. Responsibilities will include selective acceptance of donations, sorting of appropriate kid’s clothing from these donations and stocking the rails. Groups are welcome to take a shift with volunteers serving on a rotating basis. Please fill out a volunteer application and in the job preference box, write Kids’ Closet. (Apply Here)
Prepare food in the kitchen or give out groceries in the pantry, or sign up to do both. We need volunteers Monday-Friday from 9-12. Help prepare the more than 600 meals and pack the more than 12,000 bags of groceries we give out every year. – (Apply Here)
Help get food to our Safe Harbor Shelter in South San Francisco residents on Saturdays and Sundays. Volunteers use their own vehicles and the shelter is a 24 –mile round trip from Samaritan House and the delivery takes about one hour, and can be done between 3-4 pm. – (Apply Here)
Get involved assisting our families. Greet clients, answer the phone, conduct surveys, translate and learn more about how we help by helping out. Mon-Friday 9-5, three months commitment. Bi-lingual in Spanish is highly desirable. (Apply Here)
Our free clinics in San Mateo and Redwood City, are in need of registered dental hygienists, dentists, doctors, nurses, and medical assistants to volunteer Monday through Saturday. Click on the links to apply.
Doctor – (Apply Here)
Dentist – (Apply Here)
Dental Hygienist – (Apply Here)
Registered Nurse – (Apply Here)
Medical Assistant – (Apply Here)
Clinic Assistants and Interpreters- (Apply Here)
Samaritan House is committed to providing high quality community service opportunities. We consider this as a way to build relationships between our volunteers and the families we serve. We require a 20-hour commitment over a three-month period.
We are not able to accommodate court-ordered community service.
Currently we have openings for donation sorting Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 9 am and 5pm and Thursday between 9am and 1 pm. Please fill out our application form and our volunteer coordinator will contact you. (Apply Here)
Office work is never done. Help us keep the organizational wheels turning. Answer phones, send mailings, do data entry and greet visitors. Work with our development department, human resources, volunteer services and administration. This is a great way to gain valuable job experience. Mon.-Fri. 9-5, three months commitment. – (Apply Here)
Samaritan House welcomes corporate, church and community groups. Projects usually last 2-3 hours and go from serving meals at our dining room, to job skills training at our Safe Harbor Shelter. We need groups to bring some entertainment to our 90-plus shelter residents, by running bingo nights, karaoke parties, arts and crafts projects, musical evenings, weekend BBQs, and a whole host of other fun things. We will work with your team to create the perfect volunteer opportunity. – (Apply Here)