Volunteer

Volunteers founded our organization and remain an integral part of St. Stephen's. We adapt our volunteer roles to meet the changing needs of our programs and program participants. 

 

Please browse the opportunities listed below and fill out the volunteer application if you find one that fits your interest and availability. Have questions before you apply? Don’t see what you’re looking for? Feel free to contact Tess at tajax@ststephensmpls.org.

To apply for these positions, fill out our volunteer application and choose the check box for the position you wish to apply to when prompted.

Internships

Interns are involved in nearly every department throughout the organization. When internship opportunities are available, they are posted on this page. Many internships can be completed for school credit. Internships are generally planned and confirmed at least 6-8 weeks in advance of a semester beginning. For more information, contact Tess at tajax@ststephensmpls.org or 612-481-9501.

 

Our regular volunteer roles include the following:

 

Donation Center Volunteer

Assist in organizing and sorting through donated items and household goods as they are received from our generous donors. Items we receive from our donors help ease the transition as individuals and families move into housing. With your help, we can ensure items are sorted quickly and distributed to those who need them in a timely manner.

Donation Drive Host

Organize and host a donation drive with your colleagues, family, friends, classmates, or faith group to help put together ‘Welcome Home Baskets’ for our community members moving out of shelter and into their new homes! All you have to do is pick a theme (i.e. kitchen supplies, bedding basics, hygiene and bathroom items, cleaning items, or school-readiness supplies) and pack a box or laundry basket with the corresponding items that will be gifted to families and individuals in our programs. Visit ststephensmpls.org/donate for a complete list on ongoing donation needs.

Evening Shelter Volunteer

Work alongside staff and volunteers to provide hospitality to shelter guests and assist with shelter operations. Tasks may include serving and cleaning up dinner, distributing mail, welcoming guests to the shelter, playing games or doing puzzles with guests, answering phones, washing laundry, and documenting which guests want next-day lunches or wakeup calls. New volunteers are matched with an experienced trainer.

Internships

Interns are involved in nearly every department throughout the organization.

Shelter Meal Group Coordinator

Plan, purchase, prepare, and serve a meal for 50-55 people at our Clinton Avenue Shelter. Meal Groups are encouraged to eat alongside guests, contribute to a hospitable environment, and help with meal clean-up.

Snack Pack Coordinator

Organize and host a donation drive with your colleagues, family, friends, classmates, or faith group to help put together Healthy Snack Packs for visitors and guests in our Welcome Center.

Unsheltered Count

Volunteers work alongside Street Outreach staff to administer short surveys to individuals sleeping unsheltered in Hennepin County. Surveys are completed at local shelters, meal drop-in centers, and service centers across the city. These surveys help us better understand the needs of individuals experiencing homelessness so that we can provide the best service possible.

Volunteer Calendars

Clinton Avenue Shelter Meal Group Calendar

To schedule a shift, contact Tess at TAjax@ststephensmpls.org or 612-481-9501.

Scheduling emails are checked and confirmed regularly.
Always call the shelter directly at 612.874.9292 if you need to make a cancellation.

*To navigate, use the arrows (< and >) in the top left corner.

Clinton Avenue Shelter Volunteer Calendar

To schedule a shift, contact Tess at TAjax@ststephensmpls.org or 612-481-9501.

Scheduling emails are checked and confirmed regularly.
Always call the shelter directly at 612.874.9292 if you need to make a cancellation.

*To navigate, use the arrows (< and >) in the top left corner.

Snack Pack Calendar

Drop Off Times: Monday or Tuesday between 8:30am and 12pm.

To schedule a shift, contact Tess at TAjax@ststephensmpls.org or 612-481-9501.

Scheduling emails are checked and confirmed regularly. When emailing Tess, please specify whether you are signing up for a specific week or the entire month. If you must cancel your shift, please contact Tess ASAP.

First Covenant Shelter Volunteer Calendar

Evening Shift: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

To schedule a shift, email Tess at TAjax@ststephensmpls.org or 612-481-9501.

Scheduling emails are checked and confirmed regularly.

Always call the shelter's direct line, 612-927-3113, if you need to make a cancellation.

*To navigate, use the arrows (< and >) in the top left corner. Click on the shift you would like to sign up for to see if it is “OPEN”.

 

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