Every Hour Makes a Difference

I have dreamed of a place where people can work together to help a child in need.


— Rev. Wendell Mettey, Founder

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 workstation 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.

We now offer a sensory-friendly room where families can volunteer together in a space that is safe and enjoyable for all family members, including those with special needs. Learn more.

Hours & Directions

Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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


We ask that groups and families of 4 or more schedule your volunteer session in advance. Please fill out the Contact Form below to request a time to serve. Once you complete the form, please do not consider your group officially scheduled until you receive confirmation from one of our volunteer coordinators. We are closed for some holidays and special events, so please reference our holiday hours or call ahead to check on upcoming closures.

Please note: As of now, we are scheduling 12 weeks out for Saturday groups. 


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

NEW! Learn about our Professional Volunteer Program and how your specialized skills can be used to help progress Matthew 25’s mission.

We will need volunteers for special events on these dates:
Hunger 5K  Nov. 9  6:30 AM – 12 PM  |  Family Holiday Bash Dec. 8  1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

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


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 large bags or backpacks are permitted inside Matthew 25: Ministries. Purses and bags necessary for medical supply needs are allowed, but 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.


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


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