Our Evening Shelter and Meal Group Volunteer positions are currently on pause due to COVID-19. Please contact Noah (Community Engagement Coordinator) with any questions about those roles.

In the meantime, we invite you to visit House of Charity's volunteer portal for additional volunteer opportunities within our merged organization: https://ststephensmpls.volunteerhub.com/lp/HouseofCharity/.


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. 


Disclaimer: Our volunteer background check only checks for criminal records and does not include driving history, employment, credit checks, etc. The information collected is monitored by the federal government to ensure alignment with the FCRA. Background check companies are not allowed to collect extraneous information and and information provided is protected by federal law.




Our regular volunteer roles include the following:

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.

Shelter Meal Group Coordinator

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

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