VOLUNTEER IN THE WAREHOUSE

Volunteers are always needed in our warehouse, as we process hundreds of thousands of shoes each year! Your time volunteering will not only provide a child with the gift of new shoes, but also a message of hope and compassion.

We encourage all volunteers bring a donation of $25 per volunteer or a new pair of children’s athletic shoes as part of your volunteer experience in our warehouse.

MASK POLICY

Volunteers are not required to wear a mask while serving in the warehouse. All Samaritan's Feet staff will wear masks while interacting with volunteers.

AGE POLICY

In order to volunteer at Samaritan's Feet, 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.

SCHEDULING

Currently, volunteer sessions are on Tuesdays-Fridays and Saturdays, by reservation only.

Reserve a Warehouse Volunteer Session:

FAQS ABOUT VOLUNTEERING IN THE 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 volunteer opportunities are by appointment only. Please complete the form at the bottom of this webpage to schedule your appointment.

When is the Samaritan's Feet warehouse open?

We offer shifts Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00am-12:00pm.

Do you have a group minimum of maximum?

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 tasks will be done in the 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 tasks 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 space and tasks are best set up to meet you or your group’s needs.

Can my child serve with me?

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?

Currently, Samaritan’s Feet does not require masks or proof of vaccination. We recommend following current CDC guidelines.