At Neighborhood House, volunteers are essential to achieving our mission. Volunteers bring enthusiasm, expertise, and share diverse perspectives that foster a community of mutual enrichment. This past year alone,  volunteers provided invaluable service; helping us to feed hungry families, educate new immigrants and refugees, create safe spaces for youth, and move families from survive to thrive!

Join us as we continue our 119 year mission to serve the families of St. Paul.

Here at Neighborhood House we have one-time and on-going volunteers.  We have opportunities for individuals and groups as well as Service Learning/Internship opportunities.

For Individual and Group Opportunities
please see the info below.

For Service Learning and Internships CLICK HERE

For more information please contact:

Vanessa Edwards, Volunteer Coordinator at 651-789-2524 or email


Opportunities are for the Wellstone Center location unless otherwise noted.

Please note the commitment requirements for each position.


***IMMEDIATE NEED***-These two are our best opportunities for students looking for 10-20 service learning hours:
Food Market Assistant: Volunteers in our food markets stock shelves, pick-up donations, and help families select culturally-appropriate foods. Opportunities available on weekdays from 9-Noon or 1-4 pm.  3 hr shift commitment, minimum 4 times. Age 16+.

Food Market Receiving Assistant: Help unload and sort our monthly Second Harvest delivery.  Francis Basket Food Market (1293 Maynard Dr, St. Paul): 1st and/or 3rd Tuesdays 10:00am-12pm.


Skills for School Preschool Assistant
Help 3-5 year olds increase their school readiness by helping them to learn skills they will need to succeed in kindergarten. Assist with crafts, reading, learning ABCs and free play. Wellstone: M/W or Th, 11:30am-1:30pm; Homecroft ELC: M/W or F 12:30pm-2:30pm. 1x weekly commitment for 12 weeks.  Age 18+.

Childcare for Adult Education Volunteer: Help coordinate games, crafts, reading and other early learning activities for children toddlers-5 years while their parents are attending English, GED, or other Adult Ed classes. Minimum commitment is at least one 2.5 hour shift for 10-12 weeks. Must be 18+. Background check required. NH Childcare Training required.  Wellstone: Mon-F, 8:45am-11:30am; Mon-Th, 6:15pm-8:45pm. Fort Road Flats: Mon/Wed, 10am-12pm; Tues/Thur 10am-1pm.

***IMMEDIATE NEED***- Teachers for Adult Education- MLC training or prior ESL teaching experience required
Adult Education- Beginning Literacy Teacher/Co-Teacher:  Join our volunteers and staff in teaching classes for adults learning beginning English skills. (Minnesota Literacy Council ELL training required). 2.5 hr weekly commitment for 10-12 weeks.  Wellstone: M/W or F 11:30am-1:30pm; Fort Road Flats: 10-noon M/W (flexible scheduling potential)

Adult Education- Intermediate ELL Teacher/Co-Teacher:  Join our volunteers and staff in teaching classes for adults learning English skills. (Minnesota Literacy Council ELL training required). 2.5 hr weekly commitment for 10-12 weeks.  Wellstone: Mon or Thurs 6:30pm-8:30pm Fort Road Flats: Mon/Wed, 10am-12pm; Tues/Thur 10am-1pm

Adult Education- Citizenship Class Volunteer:  Help prepare learners for the naturalization test to become U.S. citizens. (Minnesota Literacy Council pre-service training required).  2x per week commitment for 10-12 weeks.  Wellstone:  M/W or T/TH 1:30pm-2:30pm

Adult Education- Computer Class Volunteers: This is a position for a highly skilled computer class volunteer to assist with our advanced IT class.  (Minnesota Literacy Council training required).  2.5 hr weekly commitment for 10-12 weeks.  Wellstone:  Mon-Thurs 6:30-8:30pm


During the harvest season we will host 20 outdoor distributions of free, fresh produce for member of our community facing food insecurity.  Volunteers join us at one of our 4 distribution sites on select dates to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to families in need.  CLICK HERE for more info and to register.



To apply as a volunteer, please CLICK on one of the following:

APPLY to Volunteer as an Individual               APPLY to Volunteer for Service Learning
APPLY to Volunteer as a Group

For more information please contact:

Vanessa Edwards, Volunteer Coordinator at 651-789-2524 or email