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!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Matthew 25: Ministries is carefully following all recommendations from Gov. DeWine, The Ohio Health Department, and other governing officials regarding safe operations. We are implementing many additional safeguards to go above and beyond in protecting the health and safety of our staff and volunteers. We’ve made updates to our facility and our volunteer process to ensure we provide a safe environment for everyone at our building.

We are welcoming volunteers between 9 AM – 11 AM and 1 PM – 3 PM, Monday through Friday under the following guidelines:

  • All volunteers must pre-schedule. We will not be re-opening walk-in opportunities at this time.
  • Volunteers may only schedule as individuals or with members of their immediate household, in order to maintain social distancing.

To schedule a volunteer shift, please contact Shelly Clos by email at shelly@m25m.org. We will expand the guidelines and add more shifts over the coming months.

Volunteer Hours & Directions

Monday - Friday (pre-scheduling required)
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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

We are scheduling individuals and families for volunteering between 9 AM – 11 AM and 1 PM – 3 PM Monday through Friday under the following guidelines:

  • All volunteers must pre-schedule. We will not be re-opening walk-in opportunities at this time.
  • Volunteers may only schedule as individuals or with members of their immediate household, in order to maintain social distancing.

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