Volunteering

Every Hour Makes a Difference

I have dreamed of a place where people can work together to help a child in need.
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— Rev. Wendell Mettey Founder and President

Volunteers play an essential role in the work of Matthew 25: Ministries. The donated goods we receive must be sorted, counted, packaged, and put on pallets ready for shipment to various parts of the world. There is a job for everyone!

Volunteering at Matthew 25 can be a great team-building activity, and is also very family friendly. A morning or afternoon’s work will typically produce enough finished materials to help hundreds of people in need in the U.S. and around the world.

Our staff will place and train you on a specific work station when you arrive, based on greatest need and availability of products. Tasks are simple and easy-to-learn, and many can be adapted to fit a variety of ability levels.

Hours & Directions

Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday (pre-scheduled groups)
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday (individual walk-ins)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

How To Volunteer

Groups

We ask that groups and families of 4 or more schedule ahead of time. Fill out the Contact Form below to request a time to serve. Please do not consider your group officially scheduled until you receive confirmation from one of our volunteer coordinators.

Please note: As of now, we are scheduling 4-6 weeks out for Saturday groups.

Individuals

Individuals may come to volunteer without an appointment any time during our standard operating hours on Monday through Friday and from 1 PM – 3 PM on Saturday. We are closed for some holidays and special events, so please reference our holiday hours or call ahead to check on upcoming closures.

Children under 16 are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult at all times under the following guidelines:

Children Under 8

1 adult for every child

Children 9-11

1 adult for every 2 children

Children 12-15

1 adult for every 3 children

What To Expect

Registration

All new volunteers may complete a Volunteer Waiver Form (below) ahead of time to expedite the sign-in process. Otherwise, you will be registered by a staff member upon arrival at Matthew 25: Ministries. Please note, no bags are permitted inside Matthew 25: Ministries. Bags necessary for medical supply needs are subject to search.

Service Hour Verification

Individuals needing service hour verification must track his/her own hours and have a Matthew 25 representative verify hours at the end of each session. Matthew 25: Ministries is not responsible for tracking individuals’ service hours and cannot verify hours after the date served.

Global Village Tour

Part of the volunteer experience includes a tour of our Global Village—a life-size recreation of disaster scenes and poverty in the U.S. and developing countries. This educational component gives our guests a better understanding of the places we help and how their work is making a difference.

Dress Code

We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. The temperature in our Processing Center fluctuates with each season, so please dress accordingly.

Parking

Matthew 25 has a spacious parking lot, but also welcomes hundreds of volunteers each day. Please consider carpooling to save on gas and to help ensure that there is enough parking for all our volunteers.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, please check Local12 for any changes in Matthew 25: Ministries' hours of operation. If your group is unable to make it in, please call us to reschedule your visit.

Volunteer Request Form

Shelly Clos

Volunteer Coordinator

shelly@m25m.org

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