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 help protect the health and safety of our staff and volunteers. We’ve made updates to our facility and our volunteer process to help protect everyone at our building. Check out our What to Expect page so you can be familiar with the process before you arrive.

We are welcoming volunteers between 9 AM – 4 PM, Monday through Friday, and 9 AM – 3 PM on Saturday under the following guidelines:

  • Volunteers must pre-schedule.
  • Volunteers may only schedule as individuals, with members of their immediate household, or in small groups of no more than 6 people in order to maintain social distancing.
  • Volunteers are required to wear a mask or face covering and maintain all COVID-19 safety protocols.
  • Please note, at this time we are scheduling volunteer shifts 2 weeks in advance.

To schedule a volunteer shift, please contact Shelly Clos by email at shelly@m25m.org.

Volunteer Hours & Directions

Monday - Friday (pre-scheduling required)
9 AM - 4 PM
Saturday (pre-scheduling required)
9 AM - 3 PM

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, volunteers may only schedule as individuals, with members of their immediate household, or in small groups of no more than 6 people in order to maintain social distancing.

 

 

 

Individuals & Families

We are scheduling individuals and families for volunteering between 9 AM – 4 PM, Monday through Friday, and 9 AM – 3 PM on Saturday, under the following guidelines:

  • Volunteers must pre-schedule.
  • Volunteers may only schedule as individuals, with members of their immediate household, or in small groups of no more than 6 people in order to maintain social distancing.
  • Volunteers are required to wear a mask or face covering and maintain all COVID-19 safety protocols.

To schedule a volunteer shift, please contact Shelly Clos by email at shelly@m25m.org.

 

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 check-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 their 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. Plus, learn how you can earn off-site service hours through organizing a collection for Matthew 25: Ministries.

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