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frequently asked questions

We've put together a helpful list of questions at the Good Samaritan Center. These questions make it easy for our donors, volunteers, and community members to plan when and how they can support us.

Q: Where do we go to help feed the community?
       Each day (Monday-Friday) we meet at the Good Samaritan Center. 8366 Grady Street, Douglasville GA 30134.

 

Q: What time should we arrive?
       Volunteers arrive at 08:30 AM we open the doors from 9:00am – 12:30
. We ask the volunteers to stay until 1:00 PM to
       help with the clean-up in and around the Good Samaritan Center.

       Tuesdays & Thursdays we also open from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. We need volunteers to arrive at 4:30pm and stay until
       7:30pm.

 

Q: Where can we park?
      In our parking lot adjacent to the building.

 

Q: Do we have to fill out a volunteer application?
     YES.  We need personal information just in case of an emergency, we need to know your available days, and times.

 

Q: Can I complete my community service at Good Samaritan?

     YES.  You will have to fill out an application and follow the volunteer Code of Conduct.  You would be treated with love
     and respect, just like any other volunteer.   

 

Q: What can I expect volunteering at Good Samaritan Center?
      Volunteers can expect a day of fun, connection, and fulfilling work! We can end the day knowing we made a difference
      when the good work is finished. If you’re interested in volunteering fill out the electronic form at the bottom of this page.


Volunteer Code of Conduct: 

Our Goal

Good Samaritan Center seeks to educate, inspire, and motivate people across age/political/faith/socioeconomic/cultural backgrounds to change communities through service. We aim to be the most influential food/goods rescue operation. We seek to transform both the GIVER and RECEIVER. With the help of all our volunteers each day, we make strides toward those goals.

Age Restrictions – There are no age restrictions at the Good Samaritan Center.

Dress Code – Volunteers must arrive dressed appropriately for the work they will be performing. Our dress code exists for volunteer safety, to adhere to safety standards, and to show respect to our clients. Volunteers arriving dressed inappropriately may not participate in activities unless suitable accommodations can be made.

  • Clothing must not portray themes related to alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, sex or violence, or political statements

Relationships

 

  • Volunteers are encouraged to maintain high integrity and professionalism when relating with community members* (as defined below).

  • Volunteers should not be alone with a community member. Please stay in sight of others.

  • Volunteers are not to initiate or allow anyone to have physical contact with community members without staff advisement and the permission of the community member.

  • Volunteers are not to engage in a private transaction involving gifts, services, or money with any community member. Any donations should be directed to or channeled through the organization. Volunteers may not accept cash or gifts from community members for services rendered. Volunteers are not to lend cell phones to, nor make calls for, community members.

 

Information

 

  • Volunteers are asked not to share personal contact details such as home or email addresses, phone numbers, or social media information with community members while volunteering or returning home.

  • Volunteers may not participate in any type of social media with community members.

  • All personal information about community members is strictly confidential except when a community member shares information about matters with legal consequences, such as someone being in danger or endangering others. In this case, volunteers must report the information to the staff person in charge immediately.

  • Volunteers may share their personal experience at the Good Samaritan Center via social media but may NOT include photos or names of any community members.

 

Conduct

 

  • Our programs are violence-free, alcohol-free, and drug-free environments. Volunteers are not to smoke, drink, use drugs, or carry weapons on site.

  • Volunteers should engage in gracious and informative conversations and avoid swearing or cursing on site.

  • As the Good Samaritan Center is a faith-based organization, volunteers are asked not to present or promote personal worldviews or political affiliations. Just simply come with an open heart to serve.

  • Harassment of any kind is not permitted and will be subject to disciplinary action by the Good Samaritan Center

  • Good Samaritan Center is not responsible for the personal property of volunteers.

 

Outside Activities

 

  • Volunteers are not authorized to use the Good Samaritan Center phones, stationery, supplies, or equipment for purposes unrelated to the volunteer opportunity.

  • Volunteers are not authorized to identify themselves with the Good Samaritan Center or attempt to use their position to gain credibility for political purposes or illicit personal gain.

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