Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Society of Samaritans volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom.


Name and Address


Demographic Information

You may optionally provide the following information. It is only used to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.



Skills

Please check all that apply.



Ministry Area

Please check all that apply.



Availability

Please indicate the days and times you are available to volunteer.



Emergency Contact


Communication Preferences

We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email. However, we will not send you any emails you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of emails you would like to receive from us.



Volunteer Portal (VicNet) Setup

We use VicNet, a volunteer portal, for recording volunteer hours and allowing volunteers to schedule service times. Please create a password below and keep it in your records: it will allow you to sign into the portal later.



SOCIETY OF SAMARITANS MISSION STATEMENT

Meeting the needs of our community with respect and compassion. We share the love of Jesus Christ by providing food, clothing, emergency financial assistance, job services, and disaster recovery relief to residents of the Greater Magnolia area. This is a community effort. The Society of Samaritans is simply an extension of the community in action, working together to assist people who are disabled, disadvantaged, or unable to meet all of their needs. SOS partners with churches, government, and civic organizations to make this happen.



VOLUNTEER CODE OF CONDUCT

During my service as a volunteer, I am expected to abide by, and I agree to abide by the

following:

  • Treat SOS clients, visitors, donors, fellow volunteers, and employees with respect and courtesy;
  • Contribute to and uphold the SOS Mission Statement and Vision;
  • Refrain from vulgar or abusive language and conduct myself in a professional manner;
  • Remain consciously aware that everything I do, directly or indirectly, has the potential to reflect upon SOS as a whole;
  • Show a willingness to be trained and maintain an open-minded perspective regarding volunteer assignments;
  • Abstain from the use, possession, or be under the influence of any illegal substance or alcohol at any time during my volunteer service;
  • Use my best knowledge and discretion while representing SOS as a volunteer.


Dress Code

Your appearance should always reflect professionalism. Clothing should be neat, clean and in good repair.  Practice good hygiene. Long hair should be pulled back so that it is less likely to become tangled in any equipment. The smell of tobacco or body odor should not be apparent.

The following are not allowed:

  • Open toed shoes or sandals, either in the Food Pantry or where heavy items are being moved;
  • Clothing or shirts with inappropriate logo or pictures;
  • Face and lip jewelry should not be worn while on site or at any SOS sponsored event.