Brownsville


Thank you in advance for your volunteering inquiries. We could not fulfill our mission without the work of our volunteers!

Requirements:

  • Volunteers MUST be 18 years or older.
  • Volunteers MUST receive background check clearance prior to participation.
  • We do NOT accept court-ordered service hours.

*Exceptions may apply for group projects


Year-Round Volunteer Opportunities


Mentor - At least four (4) consecutive monthly visits at an hour each time
At Good Samaritan, we want to set the best example for our students. Mentoring provides them with a positive adult role model in their life. Through a program that focuses on the 40 Developmental Assets set by the Search Institute, we target areas where our students might need some extra attention. Students that show signs of risk are paired with a mentor. By engaging with our students, our mentors will provide a demonstration of these assets, like integrity and goal setting. Mentors must be at least 18 years of age and obtain a GED or high school diploma.

School Year: Mentoring dates vary. Please contact volunteer.coordinator@goodsamtx.org for more details.
Summer: Mentoring is available during our Camp Good Sam Program, June 10 - July 18 (Monday – Thursday)

Guest Reader - Ongoing
Be our Guest Reader for a day and help students learn valuable life lessons through the different themes explored in the Land of Stories book series. Enhance your resume by adding your volunteer work and the skills attained through this assignment: ability to engage youth, collaborate with students to make connections between material read and prior knowledge, increase student's vocabulary and enhance student's pronunciation. Guest Readers can volunteer their time and skills twice with only a valid ID. Those who wish to volunteer on a recurrent basis/more than twice must clear a background check and complete a free online 20-minute training from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.


Summer Camp Volunteer Opportunities

Camp Assistant - Monday - Thursday, June 10 - July 18, 8am - 5pm
Volunteers assist staff with day-to-day activities such as gathering materials, distributing program supplies, and assisting with demonstrations and hands-on activities in the classroom. In addition, volunteers assist staff day-to-day in behind-the-scenes activities such as signing youth in and out, registration information, making copies, answering phone calls, or any other general office tasks.

Meal Monitor - Monday - Thursday, June 10 - July 18, 8am - 5pm
Volunteers assist staff during meal time by supervising youth, distributing meals, and providing general assistance. In addition, volunteers are expected to participate and engage in programming to ensure that clients have an enjoyable experience.

Break Down Crew - July 22 - 26, 8am - 5pm
Volunteers assist staff on breaking down all decorations and properly storing all GSCS supplies. Great opportunity for large group volunteering experience and to build up your organizational skills. Join us to test your Marie Kondo Skills!



Sign Up Here!


There are no fees associated with the volunteer membership, there is a suggested donation of $25.00 to cover the cost of the background check and volunteer t-shirt.


Donate Here

Sign up today by calling Cynthia Jasso, Volunteer Coordinator, at 279-4114 or by applying online here.