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"I am so moved by our guests, their struggles and their courage. Volunteering and working with this population has enriched my life."       -Cindy                  

Our volunteers are instrumental to SAM25 in carrying out its mission and helping individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty connect with the services and resources in our community. 


SAM25 volunteers partner in sharing the SAM25 story.  Even when not logging volunteer hours for SAM25, they continue to support the mission by sharing in the community about the volunteer work they do to assist with the SAM25 programs that help those affected by poverty improve their circumstances to become self-sufficient. 

  • Support SAM's House by financial donations, donating supplies, and/or volunteering.

  • Sign up to bring dinner for SAM's House shelter guests, staff and volunteers. Click on the link below.

  • Volunteer your time and talents at events to raise awareness and at fundraisers. 

  • Get involved. Help educate your community about the effects of poverty and what we can do about it. 

  • Help with out at SAM25 community fundraisers!

Come Volunteer at SAM25!

Help bake and sell goodies at Thursdayz at Franklin Park 

Help bake, sell goodies and promote SAM25 at the Shawano Farmers Market

Join us to paint a bowl for Empty Bowls, Caring Hearts Fundraiser


Help At The Shelter


Volunteers come, provide the evening shelter meal and with our COVID-19 protocols in place, can safely visit with guests. Meals are need through out the shelter season November 1 through April 30.


Volunteer at SAM's house for the morning, overnight, or intake shift, helping our guests have a safe place to sleep. All SAM's House Volunteers must fill out a Volunteer Application and have a background check before working on a shelter shift. (Please the link to our Volunteer Application).

Please print and fill out the SAM25 Volunteer application, and mail to: SAM25, PO Box 147, Shawano, WI  54166

"Volunteering at the shelter just 2 mornings a week has opened my eyes to a whole other world. I can only feel blessed and grateful that I am helping to make the world a little better."  -Nancy          


Volunteer in our Resource Center to help answer phones, greet SAM25 Resource Center visitors, receive donations, and do other basic office work during Resource Center hours of Monday - Friday 9am to 2pm.

SAM25 Thrift Store

Volunteer to help with operation of thrift store and sorting donations.


Volunteer to provide basic medical care to those in our area who are uninsured and living near the poverty level. Provide health promotion and education. Assist in obtaining affordable healthcare insurance.

Stay tuned to this page for more Volunteer Opportunities as needs arise.

As always, Thank You for all that you do for SAM25 and our Guests.

We truly could not do this work without you!

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