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 by working to support hungry families, educate new immigrants and refugees, create safe spaces for youth, and move families from survive to thrive! CLICK HERE to learn more about how volunteers fit in our organization.
Here at Neighborhood House we have one-time, short-term, and on-going volunteers. We have opportunities for individuals and groups as well as Service Learning/Internship opportunities.
**IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19, WE HAVE MADE CHANGES WITH OUR PROGRAMS.**
Book Mobile Shifts
Our Youth Literacy Library has shifted to a Book Mobile model in response to COVID-19. We are continuing to provide books to families that help develop skills they need to succeed in school. Families receive books, dropped off directly at their home by-weekly, specifically geared towards their children’s learning. Our Book Mobile aims to encourage youth to grow both their literacy skills and love of reading. We are looking for a dedicated volunteer to assist in driving our book mobile and delivering books. Shift available: Fridays 1-4pm.
FOOD MARKET SHIFTS
During COVID-19, we have shifted our operations to a pick-up model instead of a shopping model. Volunteers assist with packing bags, stocking shelves, and delivering bags to cars. We are looking for volunteers who can make a weekly commitment. Our shifts are 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm.
If interested in long term volunteering in one of our food markets, PLEASE COMPLETE our application listed below.Wellstone Food Market- shifts available Monday-Friday
Francis Basket Food Market- limited shifts available Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.
If interested in one time or short term volunteer opportunities, please see opportunities listed below.
To sign up for a shift in one of our Food Markets to assist during the month of April CLICK HERE.
Summer FRESH PRODUCE PICKUPS – Registration open now!
During the COVID-19 outbreak we are offering Fresh Produce Pickups, where families can pick up fresh fruit and vegetables by driving up in their cars or by walking up to our Wellstone Center location or one of our partner sites Dayton’s Bluff Elementary and John A Johnson Elementary.
Volunteers will sort and bag produce to prepare for the distribution, assist in distributing produce during the distribution, and help clean up after the event ends.
Outdoor Pickups, July-October CLICK HERE to learn more and register.
St Paul Farmer’s Market Season is almost here!
That means Neighborhood House is seeking volunteers to help with produce collection every Sunday starting in July. CLICK HERE to learn more and register!