Volunteer in the Samaritan's Feet Warehouse

Volunteers are always needed in our Samaritan’s Feet warehouse, as we process hundreds of thousands of shoes each year! Your time volunteering here in Charlotte, North Carolina will not only provide a child with the gift of new shoes, but also a message of hope and compassion. Whether you are an individual or a group looking for on-site volunteer opportunities, our warehouse welcomes all!

We encourage all volunteers bring a donation of $30 per volunteer or a new pair of children’s athletic shoes as part of your volunteer experience in our warehouse.

Safety Guidelines for Warehouse Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteer sessions are available by reservation only on Tuesdays - Thursday from 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:30pm and on Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm.


In order to volunteer at the Samaritan's Feet warehouse, individuals must be a minimum of eight years of age and must be chaperoned by an adult at all times. Please note that we require all minors to be chaperoned in a ratio of one adult to every five minors.

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FAQS About Volunteering in the Samaritan's Feet Warehouse

Can I show up to volunteer in the Samaritan's Feet warehouse at any time?

As much as we love our volunteers, we must make sure supplies are appropriately prepared. All warehouse volunteer opportunities are by appointment only. Please complete the form above this section to schedule your session.

When is the Samaritan's Feet warehouse open?

We offer volunteer shifts on-site Tuesday – Thursday from 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:30pm and on Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm.

Do you have a group minimum or maximum for group volunteer opportunities?

Our warehouse maximum is currently 75 individuals per shift. During the weekdays, we have no minimums. However, on Saturdays, our minimum is 15 individuals. If you would like to work on a Saturday, but have less than 15 people in your group, please still fill out our volunteer interest form as there may be groups you can join with on your preferred date.

What kind of volunteer opportunities are available at the Samaritan’s Feet warehouse?

When coming into the Samaritan’s Feet warehouse, individuals may be asked to sort shoes by style, lefts, rights, and size, or they may be asked to pair shoes together by like-grouping. These tasks are essential for helping our team prepare shoes for shipment locally, nationally, and internationally.

Are your warehouse volunteer opportunities accessible?

Our warehouse is accessible utilizing ADA compliant parking, curb-cuts, and entry ways. Please note that our floor is mainly carpeted, but in some areas our volunteers will encounter concrete. With our volunteers who may have various sensory needs, here are some of the things individuals might encounter:

  • Overhead White, Blue, or Orange LED Lights
  • Smells like rubber, plastic, and cardboard
  • Various textural sensations like plastic bags, EVA plastics, cardboard, tape, and potentially even water.

Should you have accommodation needs, please contact volunteer@samaritansfeet.org to discuss directly. We would love to ensure that our warehouse and volunteering tasks are best set up to meet you or your group’s needs.

Can my child volunteer with me at the Samaritan's Feet warehouse?

We welcome children aged eight and above to serve in our warehouse. All minors must be chaperoned by a legal guardian or approved trusted adult in a ratio of one adult to every five children. Additionally, all minors must have a completed waiver signed by their legal guardian in order to volunteer with Samaritan’s Feet. If you do not have a printer, a waiver will be provided for you at the time of your event.

Are masks or proof of vaccination required for volunteer opportunities at the Samaritan’s Feet warehouse?

Currently, Samaritan’s Feet does not require masks or proof of vaccination. We recommend following current CDC guidelines. If you are looking for a COVID-friendly way to volunteer with Samaritan’s Feet, we encourage you to check out our off-site volunteer opportunities.