The Samaritan House Volunteer Department directs four programs.

  • Holiday Program – food distributions, toy shop
  • In Kind Donations – drives, non-food donated items
  • Children’s Services – Kids Closet, Wee Care, Bikes, Book & Backpacks, Summer Reading Club 
  • Volunteers 

With all of these programs and nearly 3,200 volunteers spread over nine locations the 2 staff members in this department stay pretty busy. Before you reach out to us, please investigate the website for information about volunteering and available opportunities. If you have done that and still need to contact us, the best way is by email, since we are often not at our desks. 

Please note that we do not take court-ordered community service and have little or no opportunities for children under 12 on site.

Director of Volunteers

Carol Laughlin, carol@samaritanhousesanmateo.org. 650-294-4331

Volunteer Coordinator

Rosie Coleridge, rosie@samaritanhousesanmateo.org. 650-523-0819