Volunteering

Every Hour Makes a Difference

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!

As we’ve continued to carefully monitor the recommendations of health officials, and in an effort to best protect public health, Matthew 25: Ministries has decided to suspend volunteer hours at our facility for the entire month of August.

Volunteer Hours & Directions

Monday - Friday (pre-scheduling required)
On hold for August
Saturday
Temporarily on hold

How To Volunteer

Groups

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Matthew 25: Ministries is carefully following all recommendations from Gov. DeWine, The Ohio Health Department, and other governing officials in order to best protect the health of our staff and volunteers. At this time, Matthew 25: Ministries is suspending group volunteer opportunities until further notice.

Individuals & Families

As we’ve continued to carefully monitor the recommendations of health officials, and in an effort to best protect public health, Matthew 25: Ministries has decided to suspend volunteer hours at our facility for the entire month of August.

 

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. 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.
The Global Village tour is temporarily closed.

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