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Your time is one of the best gifts you can offer.

We need your help to ensure the working poor of San Mateo County aren’t invisible. Join our team of over 3,300 volunteers and help us give those in need a way to combat all the pressures of poverty that they face.

With eight locations in San Mateo County serving over 14,000 clients, there are lots of ways you can help—and we make it easy. Chop vegetables in our kitchen. Sort clothing at our Kids Closet. ¿Puedes ayudar como traductor? If you have a medical or dental background, you can help at one of our two medical clinics. Scroll down to see what opportunities are available for you or your group.

You get so much more than you give when you volunteer. It’s rewarding to know I’m making a difference. Everything is always organized and Samaritan House makes it simple but meaningful.

Michael, Burlingame

Feature Opportunity

At Kids Closet, families in need can shop for new and gently used children’s clothing in a boutique environment, free of charge.


“All the boys clothing I receive, I give back to Kids Closet when they outgrow it. It’s a cycle.” – Jasmine, client and mother of 4


Join in the cycle of giving and run a children’s clothing drive today.

Run a Children Clothing Drive
Battling poverty and making change.

At Samaritan House, we believe an enduring community is only possible when every person has the resources they need to live. But it takes a village—did you know that 67% of our support comes from right here in the community? Be an active part of relieving the pressures of poverty. Volunteer and get involved.

Match the kind of volunteer you are to the opportunities below